Davidson & Co. has served as exclusive financial advisor to
Ju-Ju-Be International, a leading provider of premium diaper bags,
backpacks and accessories, in securing a growth investment from Bregal
Partners, a leading middle-market private equity firm. The investment
was made in partnership with the Company’s founders, Joe Croft and
Kristin Hunziker, who remain significant shareholders in the business.
The investment in Ju-Ju-Be allows Bregal the opportunity to partner with
one of the hottest, fastest growing brands in the infant and juvenile
category. Together, Ju-Ju-Be and Bregal will continue to build on core
categories, explore new product opportunities and offer high quality
products that are both functional and fashionable for parents.
“Joe, Kristin and the rest of the Ju-Ju-Be team have built one of the
few truly aspirational brands in the infant and juvenile category,” said
Joe Schimmelpfennig, managing director at D.A. Davidson. “Having worked
with many other brands in the category, we can truly say we’ve never
seen anything like the passion and loyalty they’ve built among their
Pink Lady community. We’re incredibly pleased to have advised Ju-Ju-Be
in this stage of their growth and look forward to the company’s
continued success in partnership with Bregal.”
The transaction team was led by Joe Schimmelpfennig and Dan Friedman who
also led the D.A. Davidson team that recently advised Sassy on its sale
to Crown Crafts. Both transactions demonstrate D.A. Davidson’s deep
understanding of the infant and juvenile products category and
longstanding relationships with the leading companies in the industry.
“D.A. Davidson played a key role in ensuring the success of this
transaction,” said Joe Croft. “The Davidson team was by our side
throughout the process and we’re looking forward to finding
opportunities to work with them in the future.”
The transaction represents another successful closing for D.A.
Davidson’s investment banking group. Since the start of 2015, members of
D.A. Davidson’s Consumer investment banking team have advised on 35
D.A. Davidson & Co.’s investment banking division is a leading
full-service investment bank that offers comprehensive financial
advisory and capital markets expertise. The group has extensive
transaction experience serving middle market clients worldwide across
five industry verticals: consumer, diversified industrials, financial
institutions, real estate and technology.
About D.A. Davidson Companies
D.A. Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services firm
offering a range of financial services and advice to individuals,
corporations, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in
1935 and headquartered in Montana, with corporate offices in Denver, Los
Angeles, Portland and Seattle, the company has more than 1,340 employees
and offices in 26 states.
Subsidiaries include: D.A. Davidson & Co., the largest full-service
investment firm headquartered in the Northwest, providing wealth
management, investment banking, equity and fixed income capital markets
services and advice; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset
management firm; D.A. Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth
management company; and Davidson Fixed Income Management, a registered
investment adviser providing fixed income portfolio and advisory
For more information, visit www.dadavidson.com
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