Globalscope member Allegiance Capital announces the acquisition of Insight Merchandising by Hudson Ferry Capital

09 Sep 2014

DALLAS, TX - Globalscope member Allegiance Capital Corporation, a Dallas-based private M&A investment bank that specializes in middle-market transactions, announced today that it has facilitated the acquisition of its client, Insight Merchandising by Hudson Ferry Capital, a New York based private equity firm that specializes in investing in lower middle-market companies. Allegiance Capital Corporation acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Insight Merchandising. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Insight Merchandising, based in Grapevine, TX, is a leading provider of custom store fixtures and displays for premium, value, and specialty stores. The company designs and manufactures a wide array of visual merchandising solutions that use wood, metal, plastic, wire and extrusions. Their solutions often incorporate unique detailing and finishes. In addition, Insight also designs and manufactures fixtures and displays for retail vendors to strengthen and enhance their brand to create a compelling, efficient, and visually appealing shopping experience.

Hudson Ferry Capital was formed to make control-oriented buyout investments in established lower middle-market U.S. companies with enterprise values typically between $15 million and $75 million.

"We believe that Hudson Ferry Capital is the ideal growth partner for Insight Merchandising and we are excited to team with them to fulfill the mission and vision of our business, which is to expand into one of the industry's dominant providers of retail fixture solutions. Our goal is to become the go-to provider for specialty fixture solutions in the industry, serving both the most respected brands in the industry as well as the new players entering the retail environment," said Jeff Jones, CEO of Insight Merchandising.

"When Insight Merchandising retained Allegiance Capital to identify the ideal business and financial partner, we were delighted with the way they conducted the process and the quality of potential partners they provided. Hudson Ferry Capital demonstrated a genuine passion and understanding of our business, and we believe our opportunity for rapid growth is substantially improved because of this new relationship," stated Peter Rozes, Founder of Insight Merchandising.

"Insight Merchandising has built an exciting and growing business under the leadership of Peter Rozes and Jeff Jones. Now with the addition of Hudson Ferry Capital as a strong business and financial partner, they are uniquely positioned to embrace the considerable growth opportunity that lies ahead," said Brent Earles, Senior Vice President, Allegiance Capital.

Fred McCallister and Brent Earles of Allegiance Capital Corporation managed the transaction. Allegiance Capital Corporation is currently involved in several engagements with other companies. To view a list of current engagements, visit www.AllCapCorp.com.  For information on how to identify an investor for a privately-held business, call 214-217-7750.

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About Insight Merchandising

Insight Merchandising designs and manufactures quality custom store fixtures and displays for today’s retailer. Founded in 1996, owners Peter Rozes and Jeff Jones, along with roughly 125 dedicated Insight team members, have experienced dynamic growth over the past 18 years. Insight Merchandising is a leading provider of custom store fixtures and displays for premium, value, and specialty stores. The Company designs and manufactures a wide array of visual merchandising solutions that use wood, metal, plastic, wire and extrusions. Their solutions often incorporate unique detailing and finishes. In addition, Insight also designs and manufactures fixtures and displays for retail vendors to strengthen and enhance their brand to create a compelling, efficient, and visually appealing shopping experience.

 

About Hudson Ferry Capital

Hudson Ferry Capital (www.hudsonferry.com) is a New York-based private equity firm that specializes in investing in lower middle-market companies. The firm partners with entrepreneurial owners and managers of established privately-owned companies that are differentiated through product or process innovation. The principals of Hudson Ferry have invested in dozens of niche manufacturers, business services companies and outsourcing providers over the last several decades. As a trusted financial partner, Hudson Ferry can

offer liquidity to current owners, provide capital to execute a growth strategy, and assist in transitioning an organization from an entrepreneurially owned business into a larger, integrated enterprise.

 

About Allegiance Capital Corporation

Allegiance Capital Corporation is an investment bank that specializes in financing and selling businesses in the lower middle market. Allegiance Capital Corporation was recently named to American City Business Journal’s distinguished list of Who’s Who in Energy 2013, in addition to being the recipient of the 2014 Energy Deal of the Year Award from the New York Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).  The firm was also named third on the list of 2011 Largest Investment Banking Firms in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal. Allegiance Capital Corporation has won multiple awards in recognition of the value it delivers to clients, including 2009 Dealmaker of the Year (Dallas Business Journal), 2008 Boutique Investment Bank of the Year (M&A Advisor).  Subscribe to the Capital Ideas blog by visiting www.allcapcorp.com/blog. Follow Allegiance Capital Corporation on LinkedIn and Twitter: @ALLCAP.