J.W. Childs invests in RevZilla

By Luisa Beltran — 2 days ago

J.W. Childs Associates LP is investing in RevZilla. Financial terms weren’t announced. J.W. Childs has formed a new holding company that will include its investments in RevZilla and portfolio company Cycle Gear Inc. Both companies will continue to operate as independent sister companies. Philadelphia-based RevZilla is an eCommerce retailer that provides motorcycle enthusiasts with apparel, accessories, and parts.


J.W. Childs sells Sunny Delight

By Luisa Beltran — 4 weeks ago

Brynwood Partners said Thursday it agreed to buy Sunny Delight Beverages Co. from J.W. Childs Associates. Financial terms weren’t announced. Cincinnati-based Sunny Delight is a national beverage company with over $400 million in gross sales that employs approximately 480 people. Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc. advised Sunny Delight.


J.W. Childs to take majority stake in KeyImpact

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

J.W. Childs Associates LP has agreed to buy a majority stake in KeyImpact Sales and Systems Inc, a food service sales and marketing agency. The seller is EOS Partners. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year. Lincoln International provided financial advice to KeyImpact on the deal.


Palisade Capital exits Shoe Sensation

By Luisa Beltran — 6 months ago

J.W. Childs Associates LP said Tuesday it has acquired a majority interest in Shoe Sensation. Palisade Capital Management L.L.C. was the seller. Financial terms weren’t announced. Jeffersonville, Indiana-based Shoe Sensation is a family footwear retailer in the Midwestern United States.


PE-owned WS Packaging Group taps Eitel for CEO

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

WS Packaging Group, a portfolio company of J.W. Childs Associates LP, has named Charlie Eitel as CEO. The appointment becomes effective April 1, 2015. Eitel, who is succeeding Fred Tinsley, has been on the company’s board of directors since May 2014. His previous work experience includes leadership roles at The Simmons Bedding Company, Interface Inc and Collins & Aikman Floorcoverings. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, WS Packaging is a printing and label converting operation.


J.W. Childs invests in Cycle Gear

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

J.W. Childs Associates has bought a majority stake in Cycle Gear. The seller was Harvest Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Piper Jaffray and Financo provided financial advice to Cycle Gear on the transaction. Headquartered in Benicia, Calif., Cycle Gear is a provider of motorcycle apparel, parts and accessories.


Reuters – CHG Healthcare Services For Sale

By Reuters News — 3 years ago

Hospital staffing company CHG Healthcare Services has hired Goldman Sachs Group to advise on a potential sale that could fetch more than $1 billion, writes Reuters. CHG Healthcare was acquired by Boston-based private equity firm J.W. Childs Associates and CHG chief executive Mike Weinholtz for an undisclosed sum five years ago, reports Reuters. Reuters – […]


Sunny Delight to Sell Western European Sunny Delight Juice Drinks Business

By Luisa Beltran — 5 years ago

Sunny Delight Beverage Co., which is backed by J.W. Childs Associates, is selling its Western European Sunny Delight juice drink business to Orangina Schweppes. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Sunny Delight Beverage Co. has also agreed to buy the J.M. Smucker Co.’s plant in Sherman, Texas. Sunny Delight also said that it’s investing more than $70 million to upgrade its five North American plants and data systems to buy the plant in Texas. J.W. Childs, a Boston PE firm, owns a majority of Sunny Delight.


How Are Portfolio Companies Handling Their Debt?

By Erin Griffith — 7 years ago

Below, the latest round of S&P ratings headlines on a few private equity-backed portfolio companies. Listings with asterisks denote inclusion in S&P’s Weakest Links list.

December 16, 2008
Brookstone Inc. Outlook Changed To Negative; ‘B’ Corporate Credit Rating Affirmed. Brookstone is backed by J.W. Childs Associates and Temasek Holdings.

Perkins & Marie Callender’s Inc. Downgraded To ‘CCC’ On Note Payment Concerns. Perkins & Marie Callendar’s Inc. is backed by Castle Harlan. ***

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Outlook Changed To Negative;’B’ Corporate Credit Rating Affirmed. Del Frisco’s is backed by