Sale to Sentinel Capital Partners

Sale to Sentinel Capital Partners


Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to PCH Holdings, Inc.


PCH Holdings, Inc. (“PlayCore” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Irving Place Capital (“IPC”), was recently acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners (“Sentinel”). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

PlayCore is a leading North American designer, manufacturer and marketer of play, park and recreation products. The Company specializes in the innovative engineering, design and production of commercial playground and recreational equipment. PlayCore helps build communities by advancing play through research, program and partnerships. The Company infuses this learning into its complete family of brands. PlayCore combines planning and education programs with a comprehensive array of recreation products available to create solutions that match the unique needs of each community it serves. PlayCore is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

IPC is a middle-market private equity firm that invests in buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital opportunities. The firm focuses on making control or entrepreneur-driven investments in retail & consumer, industrial, packaging and healthcare companies where it can apply its substantial operating and strategic resources and expertise to enhance value. Since its formation in 1997, IPC has been an investor in 60 companies and has raised over $4 billion of equity capital. IPC is based in New York, New York.

Sentinel is a private equity firm that specializes in buying and building middle-market companies in the United States and Canada in partnership with management. Sentinel primarily invests in industrial, consumer, food & restaurants, business services, distribution, franchising, healthcare and aerospace and defense businesses. Sentinel is based in New York, New York.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Brian McDonagh (704) 553-6611
Chris Cooper (704) 553-6610
Jeff Seaman (312) 609-4687
Rob Rosenfeld (312) 609-4971
Vinay Ghai +44 (0) 20 7667 8225
David Steinkeler (312) 609-7019
Sale to Sentinel Capital Partners
June 2014
PCH Holdings, Inc.
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America