Here's the Deal
Baird's Investment Banking Group is pleased to announce the following transaction:
Sale from AEA Investors to Trilantic Capital Partners
Baird served as financial advisor to Implus Corporation and AEA Investors
Implus Corporation (“Implus” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of funds managed by AEA Investors LP (“AEA”), recently announced its sale to Trilantic Capital Partners (“Trilantic”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1988 and based in Durham, NC, Implus is a provider of merchandise, inventory and category management services to a wide breadth of leading national retail chains and specialty retailers. The Company's product offering spans multiple athletic and outdoor accessory categories, including insoles, shoe care, shoe laces, socks, winter traction, hand and foot warmers, digital sports monitors and personal fitness equipment. Implus’ products are marketed under several proprietary brands, including Sof Sole, Yaktrax, Little Hotties, Sneaker Balls and Perfect Fitness, as well as select brand licenses.
Trilantic Capital Partners is a leading middle-market private equity firm that manages nearly $4 billion of private equity capital. Headquartered in New York City, the firm’s objective is to employ flexible transaction structures and partner with outstanding management teams to provide value creation for each investment. Select portfolio companies have included Hunter Fan Company, MW Brands, Phoenix Brands, Pirelli Tyre and SRAM.