Sale to Audax Management Company, LLC
Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Revolution Dancewear on this transaction
AboutRevolution Dancewear (“Revolution” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Incline Equity Partners (“Incline”), was recently acquired by Audax Management Company, LLC (“Audax”).
Revolution Dancewear is the partner of choice to the dance studio community, providing shoes, dancewear, and costumes to thousands of dance studios across the country. The Company differentiates itself by partnering exclusively with dance studio owners to supply innovative, highly-recognized owned and third party brands. Revolution’s 20+ year embedded customer relationships are difficult to replicate and provide meaningful barriers to entry. Revolution is headquartered in Niles, Illinois.
Incline Equity Partners began as the private equity arm of PNC Financial Services until it spun-out in 2011. Today, Incline is a private equity firm focused on making investments in lower middle-market growth companies, focusing on companies with enterprise values of $50 million to $200 million across a variety of industry sectors including value-added distribution, specialized light manufacturing and business services.
Audax is a leading investor in the middle market and currently manages over $12 billion of assets through its private equity, mezzanine debt and private senior debt businesses on behalf of a wide range of prominent United States and international investors. Audax has experience working with specialty product distribution businesses and suppliers of consumer enthusiast products, including Rough Country, Nivel Parts, and Nexus Brands. Audax is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts
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- June 2018
- Revolution Dancewear
- Target Location
- North America
- Acquiror Location
- North America