Sale to Court Square Capital Partners

Industrial
Consumer
Sale to Court Square Capital Partners

Summary

Baird served as financial advisor to PCH Holdings, Inc. on this transaction

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

PlayCore is one of the leading playground equipment and recreation products companies in the world, specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of commercial playground, park, recreation, performance and specialty equipment. PlayCore helps build stronger communities by advancing play through research, education, and partnerships. The Company infuses this learning into its complete family of brands. PlayCore combines best-in-class planning and education programs with the most comprehensive array of recreation products available to create play solutions that match the unique needs of the each community it serves. PlayCore is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Sentinel Capital Partners specializes in buying and building lower middle market companies in the United States and Canada in partnership with management. Sentinel targets industrial, aerospace and defense, business services, consumer, distribution, food and restaurants, franchising and healthcare businesses. Sentinel invests in management buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, and going-private transactions of established businesses with EBITDA of up to $65 million. Sentinel also invests in special situations, including balance sheet restructurings, and operational turnarounds. Sentinel is based in New York, New York.

Court Square has made over 210 investments since 1979, including several landmark transactions, and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. Court Square invests in companies that have compelling growth potential. Court Square manages more than $5 billion in aggregate capital commitments while focusing on the following sectors: general industrials, business services, healthcare and technology/telecommunications. Court Square is headquartered in New York, New York.
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Industrial
Consumer
Sale to Court Square Capital Partners
Date
October 2017
Company
PCH Holdings, Inc.
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Industrial
Consumer
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America

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