Brentwood-backed Sundance Holding competes dividend recap

Sundance Holding Company LLC, a portfolio company of Brentwood Associates, has completed a dividend recapitalization. Sundance expanded an existing credit facility to fund the dividend, part of which will be used to fund a nationwide store expansion. Salt Lake City-based Sundance is a direct marketer and specialty retailer of apparel and accessories, jewelry and home furnishings.


Brentwood buys Excelligence Learning Corporation

Brentwood Associates has acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation, which makes educational products sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and consumers. Excelligence is the fifth acquisition by Brentwood Associates Private Equity V LP, which held a final close in December 2014.


Brentwood Associates raises $688 mln for fifth fund

Consumer-focused private equity firm Brentwood Associates has closed its fifth fund at $688 million, exceeding its $500 million target. UBS Securities was the placement agent for the fund known as BAPE V, which has already made investments in a number of consumer businesses that include Allen Edmonds, Lazy Dog Restaurants, Marshall Retail Group and Z Gallerie.


ICV Partners sells Marshall Retail Group

ICV Partners said late Monday that it has sold Marshall Retail Group to Brentwood Associates. Financial terms weren’t announced. Las Vegas-based Marshall Retail Group is an operator of specialty retail stores in the casino resort marketplace. News of the sale was reported by peHUB last week.

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Zoe’s Kitchen starts proposed IPO

Zoe’s Kitchen has commenced the underwritten initial public offering of 5,833,333 shares of its common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Brentwood Associates is a backer.

Brentwood Associates hires MD

Consumer-focused private equity firm Brentwood Associates has hired Scott Staff as a managing director. He will be focused on business development.

The Great Courses Appoints Executive Chairman

The Great Courses, a developer and marketer of video and audio courses for lifelong learners, has appointed Charles Davis executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. The Great Courses is the premier brand of The Teaching Company, a portfolio investment of private equity firm Brentwood Associates.

Brentwood Takes Minority Stake in Veggie Grill

Veggie Grill said Monday it has secured $20 million in funding from current and new investors. Brentwood Associates provided a substantial part of the capital raise and has a “substantial minority” position in the company. Santa Monica-based Veggie Grill is a West Coast restaurant concept that provides plant-based food.

Brentwood Exits Pacific Island Restaurants

Brentwood Associates has sold Pacific Island Restaurants to Nimes Capital. Financial terms weren’t announced. Honolulu-based Pacific Island is the sole franchisee of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell throughout Hawaii, Guam and Saipan.  Harris Williams provided financial advice to PIR.

Brentwood Associates Invests in Soft Surroundings

Soft Surroundings has sold a majority stake to Brentwood Associates. Financial terms weren’t announced. The company will continue to be managed by CEO Tom Wilcher and President Robin Sheldon. St. Louis-based Sof Surroundings is a direct marketer and specialty retailer of apparel, accessories, beauty products and home furnishings. PRESS RELEASE Soft Surroundings, a leading direct […]

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