Rapid Displays, a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, has acquired Outform
Gemspring has completed the acquisition of Outform and merged it with Rapid, an existing portfolio company, forming one of the world’s largest marketing, retail and merchandising services companies. The merger of Rapid and Outform has created a global market leader with a full suite of design and execution capabilities to service the needs of marquee brands and retailers.
Christine Tiseo, Managing Director at Lincoln, commented, “We are excited to have had the opportunity to assist Gemspring and Rapid with such a transformational transaction that unlocks tremendous value. It was important to arrange a financing package that supports the growth prospects of the combined business and provides the flexibility to achieve the shared company’s objectives.”
Rapid offers custom retail displays, store fixtures, kiosk merchandising and more for an end-to-end visual merchandising solution. With over eight decades of experience, over 500 employees and 1 million square feet of working space, Rapid is a one-stop shop for retail merchandising solutions. One integrated team of retail experts, designers, advisors and project managers results in a tailored and seamless experience for each customer. For more information, visit www.rapiddisplays.com.
Outform services the global retail industry, with particular expertise in the consumer electronics space, providing technology-infused merchandising solutions via a strategic process that is unmatched in the industry. Outform specializes in creating tangible consumer engagements that elevate, connect and humanize brand experiences. Outform unites leading experts in research, strategy, design, innovation and manufacturing, who work together to create unforgettable brand experiences. Interdisciplinary teams work in close collaboration with clients, helping to provide innovative solutions and elevate brands. Outform’s user-centric, data-driven approach focuses on creating a seamless experience across different environments. For more information, visit www.outform.com.
Gemspring, a Westport, Connecticut-based private equity firm with $1.1 billion of capital under management, provides flexible capital solutions to lower middle market companies. Gemspring partners with talented management teams and takes a partnership approach to helping drive revenue growth and value creation. Target companies have up to $500 million in revenue and are in the aerospace and defense, business services, consumer services, financial and insurance services, healthcare services, industrial services, software and tech-enabled services or specialty manufacturing sectors. For more information, visit www.gemspring.com.
We are very pleased with the outcome of the financing and were impressed by Lincoln’s commitment and drive to achieve the best outcome for the company.
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