Sale to J.W. Childs Associates, L.P.
Baird served as the lead financial advisor to EBL Holding Company, LLC
AboutEBL, LLC (“EbLens” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of KarpReilly, LLC (“KarpReilly”), was recently acquired by J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. (“J.W. Childs”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
EbLens is a lifestyle retailer of urban-inspired footwear, apparel and accessories. EbLens features regular releases of exclusive and limited-edition sneakers as well as the most sought-after urban brands, including Nike / Jordan, adidas, Timberland, Mitchell & Ness and Levi’s, among others. Through a growing footprint of 44 stores in key New England and New York markets, EbLens is emerging as a destination for consumers seeking on-trend fashion inspired by the urban lifestyle. EbLens is headquartered in Torrington, Connecticut.
KarpReilly is a leading private investment firm focused on partnering with premier small to mid-sized consumer growth companies. KarpReilly currently manages funds and affiliates with capital commitments in excess of $500 million. Over the past 10 years, KarpReilly’s principals have invested in, sat on the boards of and supported more than 25 consumer growth companies across the retail, e-commerce & direct-to-consumer, restaurants, branded consumer products, apparel and food & beverage sectors. KarpReilly is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
J.W. Childs is a leading private equity investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of middle-market growth companies in partnership with company management. Since being founded in 1995, J.W. Childs has invested in excess of $3.4 billion of equity capital in more than 47 companies across the consumer, specialty retail and healthcare services sectors. J.W. Childs is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
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- July 2017
- EBL, LLC
- Target Location
- North America
- Acquiror Location
- North America