A Portfolio Company of Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Sale to Brentwood Associates

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A Portfolio Company of Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Sale to Brentwood Associates

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Baird served as financial advisor to Allen Edmonds

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Allen Edmonds Corporation (“Allen Edmonds” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison (“GHJM”), recently announced its sale to Brentwood Associates (“Brentwood”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1922, Allen Edmonds is a U.S. based retailer of men’s footwear, apparel, leather goods and accessories with a focus on American manufacturing. Allen Edmonds’ shoes are handcrafted in Port Washington, Wisconsin using a 212-step production process. The Company’s offering also includes men’s clothing and accessories. Allen Edmonds’ products are available at stores worldwide, including 45 Company-owned Allen Edmonds stores across the United States and online at www.allenedmonds.com. Allen Edmonds is headquartered in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison is a private equity investment firm focused on providing capital to lower middle market companies. GHJM takes a long-term approach to investing, providing expertise in a wide range of business disciplines and focusing efforts in the geographies and industries where its relationships and knowledge help give portfolio companies a competitive advantage. GHJM was founded in 1989 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Brentwood Associates is a consumer-focused private equity investment firm with over $850 million of capital under management and a thirty-year history of investing in middle-market growth companies. Brentwood focuses on investments in growing businesses where it is able to leverage its experience in areas such as: branded consumer products; consumer services; direct marketing, including direct mail and e-commerce; education; health and wellness; restaurants; and specialty retail. Brentwood Associates is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Andrew Martin (704) 553-6615
Joe Pellegrini (704) 553-6612
Brian McDonagh (704) 553-6611
Tom Lacy (414) 298-7648
Peter Kies 414-765-7262
Vinay Ghai +44 (0) 20 7667 8225
Consumer
A Portfolio Company of Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Sale to Brentwood Associates
Date
November 2013
Company
Allen Edmonds
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Consumer
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America

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