Paladone has been sold to IVEST Consumer Partners
Paladone is an award-winning, U.K.-headquartered, lifestyle products company with an exciting U.S. growth trajectory. The company offers an exclusive range of trend-based, beautifully designed products on a predominantly licensed basis. Paladone works closely with the world’s largest entertainment brands.
Founded in 1994, Paladone has 25 years of experience in designing licensed and non-licensed products for the gift, merchandise, homeware, games and puzzles, drinkware and health and beauty markets. The company holds longstanding and deeply-ingrained licensing relationships with global brands, including Warner Bros., Disney, Nintendo and Sony. In 2018, the company received minority investment from LDC.
Paladone is a global, multi-channel platform. Having established a market leadership position in the U.K., in 2016, Paladone entered the U.S. market where it has gained significant traction. While the company has maintained and continues to deepen its strong roots in traditional retail channels, it has also achieved exponential growth with e-commerce partners.
Under IVEST’s ownership, Paladone will continue to focus on expanding its international customer base, growing its online channels, deepening relationships with existing retailers and winning new global licences.
Harry Kalmanowicz and Alex Masters, Managing Directors in Lincoln’s Consumer Group, commented, “It has been a real pleasure working with the shareholders and high quality management team of Paladone. We are very pleased to have found a uniquely positioned buyer to support Paladone in the next phase of its growth.”
Lincoln acted as exclusive sell-side, investment banking adviser to Paladone and LDC, working closely with shareholders and management throughout the sale process. This included providing advice and industry expertise and managing all aspects of the transaction, including the preparatory, marketing, due diligence and negotiation phases. The Lincoln Capital Advisory Group also ran a lender education process. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
We’re proud to have been part of Paladone’s growth journey and look forward to seeing the business continue to go from strength to strength across the world.
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