Grove Collaborative Reaches $1B Valuation With $150M Series D


Grove Collaborative raised $150 million in its Series D round, bringing its valuation across the $1 billion mark.

The company, which makes natural home and personal care products, had previously raised over $60 million, according to Crunchbase.

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The new round was led by Lone Pine Capital, Glynn Capital, and General Atlantic. A new investor, Greenspring Associates, as well as existing investors Mayfield Fund , NextView Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, MHS Capital and Heron Rock Capital also participated, according to a statement from the company.

With the fresh cash, the San Francisco-based company plans to expand into clean beauty, create more sustainable packaging and products, and hire more than 100 new employees for its Grove Guide team, which answers customer questions and educates shoppers about the company’s natural products.

Grove Collaborative, which was founded in 2016, promotes its products as natural and healthier for users and better for the environment. It’s known for products like its “tree free” toilet paper made of a bamboo and sugar cane blend. Grove Collaborative has household, personal care, baby, and pet products.

The direct-to-consumer company also has a partnership with Mrs. Meyers Clean Day and sells Mrs. Meyers products on the Grove website. It competes with other e-commerce and natural products companies such as the Honest Company (aka Jessica Alba’s natural goods company).

Grove Collaborative is growing quickly, expecting its revenue to triple in 2019. The company says it grew eight-fold between May 2017 and May 2019.

The company last raised its $35 million Series C in January 2018. It raised a $6.7 million Series A in July 2016, and a $15.4 million Series B in April 2017, according to Crunchbase.

TechCrunch also reported in December that the company was quietly raising money. Filings showed that the company was raising $27.4 million and $76.4 million in 2018, in addition to its Series C.

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Latour acquires Custom LeatherCraft Mfg. LLC.

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Investment AB Latour has, through its fully owned subsidiary Hultafors Group AB, signed an agreement to acquire Custom LeatherCraft Mfg. LLC (“CLC”) based in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The completion of the transaction is expected to take place during the month of September, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval.

CLC is an industry leading designer, developer and marketer of work gear (e.g. tool belts and softside tool carriers), personal protective equipment (e.g. kneepads and gloves), and outdoor gear. The Company was founded in 1983 and products are marketed under the CLC brand in the U.S. and the Kuny’s Leather brand in Canada. Net sales amounted to 53 MUSD in 2018 with a profitability well in line with Hultafors Group. The company has around 60 employees.

The acquisition is part of Hultafors Group’s strategy to strengthen its presence in N. America and to broaden its portfolio within attractive product categories. Through the acquisition Hultafors Group will strengthen its sales and marketing capabilities in N. America as well as reinforcing the relationships with key customers within the distribution channel.

“We are excited about this acquisition as we believe that CLC will be a substantial piece of the puzzle in realizing our N. American strategy. CLC has an unparalleled track record in product excellence, quality and innovation within its categories, making the company very well suited to be part of the Hultafors Group” says Ole Kristian Jødahl, CEO at Hultafors Group AB.

“Hultafors Group will be an excellent company for CLC to partner with given its existing product portfolio of leading brands, its strong reputation among professional users and its existing customer footprint”, says Ron Pickens, CEO of CLC.

As an effect of the acquisition the net debt (excl. IFRS 16) of Investment AB Latour is expected to increase by just over 1.0 billion SEK compared to the net debt level at the end of June 2019 as communicated in the Interim report April – June 2019.

Göteborg, August 31, 2019

Jan Svensson, CEO

For further information, please contact:
Ole Kristian Jødahl, CEO Hultafors Group AB, +47 900 88 305
Jens Eriksson, Director, M&A and Strategy Hultafors Group AB, +46 702 114 601

Hultafors Group is one of Europe’s largest companies to supply workwear, footwear, head protection, hand tools and ladders for professional users. The products are developed, manufactured and marketed as their own brands, which are available through leading distributors in about 40 markets, with emphasis on Europe and North America. Hultafors Group has more than 800 employees and an annual turnover of more than SEK 2.6 billion.

Investment AB Latour is a mixed investment company consisting primarily of a wholly-owned industrial operations and an investment portfolio of listing holdings in which Latour is the principal owner or one of the principal owners. The investment portfolio consists of nine substantial holdings with a market value of about SEK 57 billion. The wholly-owned industrial operations had an annual turnover of about SEK 12 billion in 2018.

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Oakly Capital acquires Alessi


Oakley Capital (“Oakley”) is pleased to announce that it has completed an investment in Alessi S.p.A (“Alessi”), the Italian high-end design business focussed on homeware products.

Alessi is an iconic homeware brand with 100 years of heritage; working with some of the world’s leading architects and designers it has captured a global audience and a well-established premium position in the market. The Alessi Juicy Salif Lemon Squeezer (designed by Philippe Starck) and Anna G Corkscrew (designed by Alessandro Mendini) are some of the most recognized homeware products in the world, with millions sold since they were launched, reinventing traditional categories with their innovative designs.


Alessi was fully owned by the founding family, who were looking to identify a partner to assist them in the development of the company. Oakley’s experience in supporting family and founder-owned businesses, and its expertise in the consumer sector made it an attractive partner at this stage in Alessi’s development.

Oakley’s strategy will focus on further strengthening and expanding the proposition of the brand by targeting new audiences and optimising the portfolio’s mix of products, pricing and distribution. In addition, Oakley brings deep expertise in marketing and shaping digital strategies for consumer-driven businesses (as seen with Parship Elite, Facile and Schülerhilfe).

Peter Dubens, Managing Partner of Oakley Capital, commented:

“We are delighted to become an investor in such a globally renowned brand. Alessi’s unique approach to design and product innovation makes it a highly attractive investment opportunity for Oakley. We are excited to partner with the Alessi family to support the business in the next phase of its development.”

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Oakly Captial acquires Seven Miles


Oakley Capital (“Oakley”) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Seven Miles GmbH (“Seven Miles”), a leading consumer technology company in the gift voucher and B2B gift card sector, partnering with its founders, Tom Schröder and Valentin Schütt.

Since it was established in Germany in 2014, Seven Miles has grown rapidly to become one of the leading physical and digital gift card networks in the DACH region, allowing consumers to purchase gift cards that can be used with more than 500 leading brands in the majority of German retailers. In 2019, Seven Miles expects to sell gift solutions in excess of €100 million. The market for multi-brand gift cards in Germany is expected to grow at over 15% in the coming years, as consumers increasingly value the convenience and flexibility that make gift cards an attractive present for many occasions.

We look forward to working with Oakley Capital. The Oakley team has a deep understanding of the sector and our business model and is a truly entrepreneurial partner who will help to accelerate the growth of our platform in the coming years.
Tom Schröder
Co-Founder, Seven Miles

Seven Miles offers a diverse range of gift card and employee incentive subscription products to both consumers and businesses. Operating under the brands ‘Wunschgutschein’, ‘WishCard’, ‘SteuersparCard’ and others, Seven Miles multi-brand gift vouchers can be redeemed at a wide variety of retailers, online, mobile, and in store. In total, its platform connects more than 500 leading brands to the majority of German retailers, covering more than 60,000 points of sale. Seven Miles also provides a range of B2B gifting solutions to corporate partners. This service, which is a fast-growing segment of the German employee incentive market, allows companies to thank, engage and reward employees with gift cards.

The investment in Seven Miles continues Oakley’s successful track record of backing founder managers in consumer technology platforms and in the DACH region. Oakley will support the current management team to create a sustainable digital platform and continue its strong growth and leadership in product innovation. This transaction further demonstrates Oakley’s ability to leverage its network, both to source opportunities and provide highly relevant expertise for its portfolio companies.

Peter Dubens, Managing Partner of Oakley Capital, commented:
“We are delighted to be partnering with Tom and Valentin. Seven Miles exhibits many of the characteristics Oakley looks for in a deal – a founder-led, high-growth business with a leading position in its niche market, and we look forward to the opportunity we have to build and develop the digital platform together.”

Valentin Schütt, Co-Founder of Seven Miles, commented:
“We founded Seven Miles five years ago. Together with Oakley, using their expertise in the digital consumer space, we want to establish Seven Miles as the market leader in the gift voucher solution space and continue to strengthen Wunschgutschein and WishCard as leading consumer brands.”

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Scandlines completes investment gradedebt financing


Scandlines, a market leading European ferry operator between Denmark and Germany, has successfully raised a €305.6million debt facility which complements the financing platform put in place in 2017.The lending group is made up of international institutional investors active in the infrastructure financing space. The structure has been rated BBB by Fitch, with a portion of the proceeds used to prepay short-dated debt. 3i will receive €98.8m as part of the refinancing.


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About 3i Group

3i is a leading international investment manager focused on mid-market Private Equity and Infrastructure. Its core investment markets are northern Europe and North America.

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About Scandlines

Scandlines operates two short-distance ferry routes between Germany and Denmark with high frequency and large capacity. Our eight ferries provide efficient and reliable transportation services to the professional freight and private passenger markets, with more than 43,000 departures annually.

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This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc, advised by 3i Germany.

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Apax Funds to acquire majority stake in ADCO Group


Partnership to further strengthen ADCO’s product and service offering 

Ratingen / Germany and London / UK, August 5th, 2019: Funds advised by the global private equity advisory firm Apax Partners (the “Apax Funds”) have today announced an agreement to acquire a majority stake in ADCO Group, the global market leader in the mobile sanitary unit sector. The existing shareholders retain a significant stake. The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2019, subject to regulatory approvals.

Apax Funds to acquire majority stake in ADCO Group

Founded about 45 years ago in Germany, ADCO Group operates the DIXI® and TOI TOI® brands providing portable toilet and sanitation equipment rental and services worldwide. With 49 operating companies and more than 4,000 employees, ADCO is represented in 28 countries worldwide. The company achieved a group turnover of approx. €360 million in 2018.

Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. The Apax Funds invest globally in companies across four sectors (Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer) providing long-term equity financing to build or strengthen market leaders. The Funds have a long and successful track record of partnering with route-based services businesses operating in Europe (e.g. SafetyKleen, Rhiag Group, Sulo), North America (e.g. Tosca Services) and globally (e.g. IFCO Systems, Garda World).

Apax will leverage this experience to support management with ADCO’s growth plans. This will include strengthening the company’s portfolio in existing markets, as well as identifying and realising new areas for development.

Renate Gerstenberg, CEO of ADCO Group, said: “We are very pleased to partner with Apax, who will support us alongside our existing shareholders in providing a long-term growth perspective for our company. This allows us to take the next step in developing our successful business model and investing even more in internationalisation and digitalisation. Together, we will lead ADCO into a prosperous future and continue to offer our customers innovative high-quality products and solutions, while also ensuring the company remains a great place to work for our employees.”

Frank Ehmer, Partner at Apax Partners, said: “ADCO is a great example of our strategy: backing successful, market-leading companies where our sub-sector insights, operating capabilities, and global platform can help them grow further. We are delighted to partner with the ADCO management team and its committed employees and look forward to supporting the company accelerate growth.”

Citigroup served as financial advisor to the shareholders of ADCO Group in the transaction. KWM Europe Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH supported the shareholders of ADCO Group as legal advisor, and Ernst & Young with due diligence. Houlihan Lokey provided financial advice to Apax Partners regarding the transaction and Kirkland & Ellis acted as Apax Partners’ legal counsel.

About ADCO Group

With group turnover of approx. €360 million and a worldwide presence, ADCO Umweltdienste Holding GmbH is a global leader in the mobile sanitary solutions sector. The TOI TOI® and DIXI® brands are managed by the ADCO Group. From the simple toilet cabin to the luxury container with its choice of furnishings, ADCO can offer tailored solutions to a variety of customers, covering everything from consultancy and planning to implementation and service, as well as professional and environmentally responsible disposal.

As an experienced full-service provider, the company is represented in Europe, as well as the Southeastern US and Southeast Asia with around 300,000 sanitary units. The DIXI® brand represents simplicity and practicality: the original all-purpose product. The TOI TOI® sanitary containers promise greater comfort, design and luxury.  Products range from the simple single toilet cabin to the urinal, and the VIP toilet wagon to the superior sanitary container.

ADCO consistently focuses on developing innovative products and services for its customers.  The Company is regularly innovating and improving its range of sanitary solutions in order to meet increasingly demanding customer requirements. Whether for private parties, events of all shapes and sizes, small building projects or large construction sites, the ADCO Group can always provide the right sanitary solution.

All TOI TOI & DIXI companies in Germany are state-certified waste-management companies and certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001.

About Apax Partners

Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. Over its more than 40-year history, Apax Partners has raised and advised funds with aggregate commitments of c.$50 billion. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. For more information see:

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KKR and Campbell Soup Company Sign Definitive Agreement for Sale of Arnott’s and Certain Campbell International Operations for $2.2 Billion


  • KKR to acquire portfolio that includes iconic Arnott’s biscuits and Campbell’s simple meals and snacking brands in markets including Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan, and manufacturing operations in Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia
  • Investment to transition certain Campbell International operations to a standalone company with access to significant capital and operational resources to support long-term growth and innovation

SYDNEY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 2, 2019– Global investment firm KKR and Campbell Soup Company (“Campbell”) today announced the signing of a stock and asset purchase agreement under which KKR will acquire certain international operations from Campbell (“Campbell International”) for an enterprise value of approximately US$2.2 billion.

Campbell International is a high-quality business that includes snacking and meal brands in the Asia Pacific region with leading manufacturing capabilities and distribution channels in attractive core markets. The majority of Campbell International’s sales are generated by Arnott’s, the iconic Australian biscuit brand with over 150 years of heritage. Arnott’s commitment to quality, innovation and manufacturing excellence is a hallmark of the business, alongside its product range of household names including Tim Tam and Shapes. Campbell International also comprises the regional portfolio of Campbell brands spanning soup, stock, juice and ready meals in markets including Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. KKR will also acquire Campbell International’s manufacturing operations in Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Under the terms of the agreement, KKR and Campbell will enter into a long-term licensing arrangement for the exclusive rights to use certain Campbell brands, including Campbell’s, Swanson, V8, Prego, Chunky and Campbell’sReal Stock, in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and other select markets in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

David Lang, Member at KKR, said, “Campbell International represents a unique portfolio of iconic brands that are known and loved by consumers in Australia and across the world. We are privileged and excited to have the opportunity to invest in and grow Arnott’s as an independent business in Australia, in addition to further developing Campbell’s trusted brands across the broader Asian market. This is a milestone investment for KKR, and we look forward to working closely with the Campbell International management team to seek out new and exciting opportunities.”

KKR is making its investment primarily through its Core Investments strategy, which represents capital targeting longer-term opportunities. The Transaction is expected to close within the next six months, subject to customary closing conditions. Further details of the transaction are not disclosed.

KKR was advised by Jefferies, as its financial advisor, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Allens, as its legal counsels.

About Campbell International

Campbell International’s operations include Campbell’s simple meals businesses in Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan, and manufacturing in Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia. The centerpiece of the business is Arnott’s, which Campbell acquired in 1997, and is one of Australia’s most iconic brands. Arnott’s regional headquarters are based in Sydney with operations in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Indonesia. Arnott’s and Campbell International operations (excluding the Kelsen Group) had combined net sales of approximately $885 million in the latest 12 months and employ approximately 3,800 people.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, “Real food that matters for life’s moments.” For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and affordable snacks, soups and simple meals, and beverages. Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet’s natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard and Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.

About KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc (NYSE:KKR), please visit KKR’s website at and on Twitter @KKR_Co.

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KPN Ventures provides growth capital to smart home alarm developer Minut

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Rotterdam, July 1, 2019 – KPN Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of KPN, announced today it has participated in the $8M Series A financing round in Minut, a Swedish tech startup that makes the Point smart home alarm. The round was led by KPN Ventures, with participation from previous backers Karma Ventures, SOSV and Nordic Makers, joined by strategic partner Centrica, bringing the total amount of funding over $10 million.

Minut has created the first complete smart alarm to keep your home safe and sound through a single device. The company has already sold devices in more than 60 countries with a growing team and new office based in London. The new capital will be used to accelerate growth across markets and to strengthen the product portfolio.

Minut has made protecting homes more accessible than ever before. Installation takes seconds with no drilling or cables to run and the app is easy to use for the whole family. The Minut smart home alarm analyses the environment and any motion or sound will be identified and alerts houseowners to threats through instant notifications. Through the use of machine-learning the sound recognition is continuously improved by the Minut community, making the system even better over time.

Nils Mattisson, CEO/co-founder of Minute: “Feeling safe shouldn’t be a luxury, or come at the cost of privacy. Until recently the most affordable solution for home security and monitoring has been Wi-Fi connected cameras, but people don’t want or trust them in their homes. Our aim is to make home security and monitoring accessible to everyone and we are excited to have KPN Ventures on board in this journey.”

Herman Kienhuis, Director of KPN Ventures said: “With their innovative ‘Point’ device, The Minut team has executed on the vision to make home security smart, simple and accessible for everybody. KPN powers the connected home and we see great opportunities to partner with Minut to help people protect their homes.”

Alvic Group welcomes investment from KKR and Arta Capital


KKR and Arta will support Alvic in its international expansion plans

Spain, 23rd of July 2019: Alvic Group reached an agreement on the terms of an investment from KKR, a leading global investment firm, and Arta Capital, a Spanish midmarket private equity firm sponsored by the financial and investment group Grupo March.

Alvic is a leading Spanish panel and componentry manufacturer for kitchen and office furniture with more than 70% of its revenues coming from outside Spain. The current team led by Javier Rosales will continue managing the company.

Founded in Vic (Catalunya) in 1965 as Madetres, by Alejandro Rosales, the company started as a small manufacturer of custom-sized kitchen furniture. Today, Alvic owns and operates four state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities across Spain (in Andalusia and Catalonia) and a recently inaugurated 30,000 square metre manufacturing plant in Auburndale, Florida. In addition, the group plans to open new manufacturing capabilities in Alcaudete, Andalusia and one in Solsona, Catalonia for flat pack furniture.

The group’s offering has extended through the kitchen value chain selling high-end laminated panels, finished components (doors and cabinets), ready-to-assemble custom-sized furniture, and finished products through multiple channels such as partner-distributors, DIY retailers, direct to manufacturers and a network of 28 “Alvic Centers.” Additionally, the group sells office furniture under the brand “Ofitres,” and readymade kitchen/bathroom furniture under the brand “Faro.”

KKR and Arta will support the Rosales family in its next generation of innovation and international expansion by leveraging the new investors’ extensive experience, network and reach. The transaction builds on KKR’s successful track record in Spain and globally of working with family-led businesses to support their growth objectives and further scale their businesses. KKR has invested over $5 billion in Spain since 2010 across multiple asset classes including private equity infrastructure and real estate, supporting leading Spanish businesses. Arta Capital is one of the most active investors in the Iberian market with €800 million under management, and having successfully invested in 14 leading companies since 2008.

Alvic, with the support of its new investors, will continue its strategy of building its strong industrial innovation and will leverage the brand through its new US manufacturing facility, which will serve as the cornerstone to deliver Alvic’s high quality and design products into a highly attractive and growing market.

With its new investors, the company will be focused on investing in its commercial excellence capabilities for its core markets, continued investment in functional innovation and design and the opening of new facilities.

KKR and Arta have been impressed by Alvic’s industrial and commercial capabilities and are excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.

KKR’s investment will be made through its European private equity funds.

About Alvic Group
Founded in 1965 in Catalonia, Spain, the Alvic Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of cabinetry and furniture panels for home and commercial use. Through its brands, among which are Alvic, Ofitres or Madetres, it provides home and office solutions to its customers in 97 markets. A family-led business, Alvic began expanding into new markets in 2011 through the opening of new distribution points in the United States, Canada and Australia. Since its founding, innovation has been at the heart of the business and products, and the company has been recognized as one of the “500 most innovative companies in Europe” by the Enterprises 500 Awards. In its more than fifty-year history it has received additional awards including the Golden Palustre of APCE for its track record, and the IDEAL Awards for the Company of the Year in the field of economics, among others. For more information, please visit

About KKR
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE:KKR), please visit KKR’s website at and on Twitter @KKR_Co.

About Arta Capital
Arta is a Spanish midmarket private equity firm sponsored by Corporación Financiera Alba/March Group. During the last 10 years, Arta has successfully invested in 14 leading Iberian companies. Arta Capital, with €800 million under management, is currently investing from its second fund, Arta Capital II. For additional information, please visit

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Onex to Sell Jack’s Family Restaurants


Toronto, July 18, 2019 – Onex Corporation (“Onex”) (TSX: ONEX) and its affiliated funds (the “Onex Group”) today announced they have agreed to sell Jack’s Family Restaurants (“Jack’s”). The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019 subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.“Over the course of our investment, Jack’s significantly accelerated its growth and brought its differentiated concept, high-quality food and exceptional customer service to new communities across the southern U.S.,” said Matt Ross, a Managing Director of Onex. “We’d like to thank Todd Bartmess, Jack’s management team and all of the company’s dedicated employees for being great partners to Onex. We wish them continued growth and success in the future.”

“Matt and the entire Onex team have been wonderful to work with. Their support has allowed us to continue to invest in our people, technology and the growth of our brand,” said Todd Bartmess, Chief Executive Officer of Jack’s. “They were steadfast in their commitment to the Jack’s family and the high standards we set. We’re grateful for Onex’ partnership over the years.”

In July 2015, the Onex Group acquired Jack’s for a total equity investment of $234 million. Upon completion of the transaction, the Onex Group will have received proceeds of approximately $835 million, including prior distributions of $106 million. This results in a gross multiple of invested capital of 3.6 times and a 38% gross rate of return. Onex invested $79 million in Jack’s as a Limited Partner in Onex Partners IV and will have realized $255 million upon completion of the transaction, including prior distributions of $31 million.

About Onex

Founded in 1984, Onex invests and manages capital on behalf of its shareholders, institutional investors and high-net worth clients from around the world. Onex’ platforms include: Onex Partners, private equity funds focused on larger opportunities in North America and Europe ONCAP, private equity funds focused on middle market and smaller opportunities in North America; Onex Credit, which manages primarily non-investment grade debt through collateralized loan obligations, private debt and other credit strategies; and Gluskin Sheff’s actively managed public equity and public credit funds. In total, Onex’ assets under management are approximately $37 billion, of which approximately $6.6 billion is shareholder capital. With offices in Toronto, New York, New Jersey and London, Onex and its experienced management teams are collectively the largest investors across Onex’ platforms.

The Onex Partners and ONCAP operating companies have assets of $51 billion, generate annual revenues of $31 billion and employ approximately 172,000 people worldwide. Onex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol ONEX. For more information on Onex, visit its website at Onex’ security filings can also be accessed at

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