Sale to New Mountain Capital, LLC

Consumer
Sale to New Mountain Capital, LLC

Summary

Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Strategic Partners, Inc.

About

Strategic Partners, Inc. (“Strategic Partners” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners (“Avista”) and Partners Group, was recently acquired by New Mountain Capital, LLC (“New Mountain”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Strategic Partners is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of branded medical uniforms, including scrubs, lab coats and footwear. The Company offers a comprehensive selection of differentiated products that are marketed under a portfolio of well-known proprietary and licensed brands, including Cherokee and Dickies, the industry’s two most recognizable brands. Strategic Partners has long maintained the #1 market position in the category with over three times the share of its next largest competitor. The Company’s products are sold in more than 10,000 retail storefronts in over 60 countries and through distributors, online retailers and catalogs. Strategic Partners is headquartered in Chatsworth, California

Avista Capital Partners is a private investment firm with approximately $6 billion of assets under management. Avista is focused on middle market companies operating primarily in the healthcare, communications, industrials and energy sectors. Avista leverages its sector-specific expertise in helping strong management teams develop strategic plans, enhance organic growth, pursue value-creating acquisitions and increase operational efficiencies. Avista is headquartered in New York, New York.

Partners Group is one of the largest private markets investment managers in the world, with $50 billion in assets under management. Partners Group’s investment approach encompasses private equity, private real estate, private debt and private infrastructure investments and focuses on investing in quality assets with growth and development potential. Partners Group has 19 offices worldwide and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.

New Mountain Capital is a private investment firm that manages approximately $11.5 billion of private equity capital. New Mountain seeks to acquire the highest quality leaders in carefully selected industry sectors and then looks to further build those businesses. New Mountain emphasizes growth and business building, rather than debt, as it pursues long-term capital appreciation. New Mountain is headquartered in New York, New York.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Brian McDonagh +1 (704) 553-6611
Joe Pellegrini +1 (704) 553-6612
Andrew Martin +1 (704) 553-6615
Jeff Seaman +1 (312) 609-4687
Matthew Tingler +1 (312) 609-4470
Terry Huffine +44 (207) 667-8430
Consumer
Sale to New Mountain Capital, LLC
Date
July 2016
Company
Strategic Partners, Inc.
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Consumer
Target Location
North America

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