A Salem, Virginia-based franchise of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. acquired Roanoke, Virginia-based Budget Signs, which makes services signs. The franchise is independently owned and operated. FASTSIGNS International is backed by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc advised Budget Signs on the transaction.
Correction: An earlier version of this report incorrectly stated that FASTSIGNS International, Inc., which is backed by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, acquired Budget Signs. An independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS franchise acquired the company. The report has been updated.
RICHMOND, VA – September 27, 2016 – Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”) announces the successful sale of Budget Signs, LLC (“Budget Signs” or the “Company”) to a Salem, Virginia-based franchise of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. (“FASTSIGNS”). FASTSIGNS is a Carrollton, Texas-based portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Matrix served as exclusive advisor to Budget Signs and the transaction was led by Mike Morrison, David Shoulders, William O’Flaherty and Pratik Thakral.
Budget Signs, headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, is a full-service sign and crane company that fabricates, installs and services signs in western Virginia, southern West Virginia and northern North Carolina. The company has grown to become recognized as the locally-owned market leader in the geographies it serves and will continue to provide regional service and installation to its diverse customer base under FASTSIGNS’ ownership.
Ed Armentrout, President of Budget Signs commented, “We are very pleased to have transitioned the ownership of our business to a buyer committed to the continued success and long-term growth of Budget Signs. The Matrix team proved to be extremely valuable in running a highly disciplined process that identified a buyer that satisfied the objectives we were looking to accomplish.” David Shoulders, Director at Matrix, added, “It is clear that Ed and Tori Armentrout placed a tremendous amount of importance on securing the right fit for the employees of Budget Signs who helped build the business. We are thrilled that this transaction was successful for them personally and for the ongoing business culturally.”
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