Since establishing our private equity strategy in 1989, we have invested in over 330 private equity investments in 40 countries.

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Company Country Sector Description Deal type Invest. date
First Watch Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Operator of full-service daytime cafes serving breakfast, brunch and lunch Deal type Buyout Invest. date Aug 2017
Sovos Brands Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Company formed to acquire and build a portfolio of food and beverage brands; its first acquisition is Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, a producer of premium, authentic frozen Italian entrées Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jan 2017
Noosa Yoghurt Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A fast-growing leader in the yoghurt category Deal type Buyout Invest. date Nov 2014
lululemon athletica Country Canada Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Premier specialty retailer of athletic and yoga apparel Deal type Growth equity, Recapitalization Invest. date Dec 2005, Sep 2014
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Largest privately-held specialty premium coffee and tea retailer in the US Deal type Buyout Invest. date Sep 2013
Serta Simmons Bedding Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Owns and manages two of the largest brands in the mattress industry: National Bedding Company, the largest licensee and majority shareholder of Serta Inc., and Simmons Bedding Company Deal type Recapitalization Invest. date Oct 2012
Party City Holdings Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description America's largest retailer, designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty party goods Deal type Buyout, Secondary buyout Invest. date Aug 2008, Jul 2012
Bojangles' Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A leading quick-service-restaurant operator in the southeastern US, specializing in Cajun-style fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits and iced tea Deal type Buyout Invest. date Aug 2011
Five Below Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A leading retailer of extreme-value merchandise for the teen and pre-teen market Deal type Buyout Invest. date Oct 2010
Charlotte Russe Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Specialty retailer of value-priced fashion, clothing and accessories for young women Deal type Public-to-private Invest. date Oct 2009
Hudson Group Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description North America's leading travel retailer (acquired by Advent portfolio company Dufry) Deal type Buyout Invest. date Mar 2008
Making Memories Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Supplier of scrapbooking products and craft supplies Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 2005
Shoes For Crews Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading designer and marketer of non-slip footwear for the restaurant and foodservice industry Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jul 2004
Dollar Express Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description America's third-largest single-price retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Feb 1999
Euro United Country Canada Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Manufacturer of resin-based furniture and large houseware products Deal type Recapitalization Invest. date Nov 1998
Homemaker Industries Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Manufacturer and distributor of braided area rugs Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jan 1997
Kirkland's Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description America's largest mall-based specialty retailer of decorative home accessories and gifts Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jun 1996
Tweeter Home Entertainment Group Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Specialty retailer of consumer electronics Deal type Growth equity Invest. date May 1996
Original San Francisco Toymakers Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Creator and marketer of toys and consumer products Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Nov 1994
Maurice Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Retailer of men's and women's casual clothing Deal type Buyout Invest. date Oct 1994
PCs Compleat Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Retailer of brand-name personal computer systems, software, peripherals and related products to professional end users in the small-office/home-office market Deal type Growth equity Invest. date May 1994

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