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The Deal Recognizes LNK Partners for Consumer, Retail, Food and Beverage Deal of the Year

The Deal Awards Middle Market NYC 2020 named The Boston Beer Company acquisition of Dogfish Head the “Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Deal of the Year.” LNK Partners, Dogfish Head founders, and Dogfish Head Holding Co. were the sellers in…  More

The Boston Beer Company and Dogfish Head Brewery to Merge, Creating the Most Dynamic American-Owned Platform for Craft Beer and Beyond

Cash and Stock Transaction, Valued at Approximately $300 Million, Combines Two Award-Winning Craft Beer Pioneers with Unrivaled Brewing Expertise and Portfolios of Leading Beer and “Beyond Beer” Brands The Boston Beer Company, Inc (NYSE: SAM) and Dogfish Head Brewery today…  More

LNK Partners Exits Investment in Fitness Connection

Leading High Value, Low Price Fitness Concept Experienced Significant Growth During LNK’s Investment LNK Partners, a leading consumer-focused private equity firm, announced today that it has sold Fitness Connection, together with its parent company, Titan Fitness Holdings, to affiliates of Roark…  More

Schweiger Dermatology Group Announces $100 Million Investment from LNK Partners

Schweiger Dermatology Group (“SDG”), the largest and fastest-growing dermatology practice management company in the Northeast, has announced today that it received an investment of $100 million from LNK Partners, a private equity firm with a long track record of investing in…  More

LNK Leads Investment in Ariat To Support Continued Growth Of Performance Equestrian Brand

LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on the consumer and retail sector, today announced that it has partnered with management to lead a recapitalization of Ariat International, Inc., the world’s premier and fastest-growing performance equestrian brand. LNK has invested…  More

LNK Partners Invests in Newfit to Accelerate Expansion of the Fitness Connection Health Club Chain

LNK Partners, along with the Fitness Connection team, is pleased to announce an investment in Newfit, the licensee of Fitness Connection health clubs in Dallas, Texas. Newfit currently operates six clubs and is expanding rapidly within Dallas and adjacent markets.…  More

Life Time Fitness Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired

Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: LTM), The Healthy Way of Life Company, along with Leonard Green & Partners and TPG, today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners and…  More

Dogfish Head Sells 15 Percent Stake to LNK Partners

Originally published on Brewbound.com. By Chris Furnari. Dogfish Head, the country’s 13th largest craft brewery, today announced it has sold a 15 percent stake to LNK Partners, a New York-based private equity firm that has previously invested in companies like…  More

LNK Partners To Sell Niman Ranch To Perdue Farms

LNK Partners, a leading consumer-focused private equity firm, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Niman Ranch, together with its parent company Natural Food Holdings (“NFH”), to Perdue Farms.  Terms of the transaction were not…  More

LNK Teams With Management To Acquire Fitness Connection

LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in the consumer and retail sector, announced today that it has teamed with management to acquire Fitness Connection, a low-price, high-value chain of health clubs.  The size of LNK’s investment and…  More

Former Yankee Candle CEO Craig Rydin Joins LNK Partners

LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on the consumer and retail sector, announced that Craig Rydin, a leading consumer products industry executive, has joined the firm.  Highlights of Mr. Rydin’s experience include: 12 years as Chairman and CEO of…  More

LNK Partners Makes Minority Growth Capital Investment in Beachbody to Accelerate Expansion of Leading Creator of Fitness and Weight-Loss Solutions

LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in the consumer and retail sector, announced today that it has made a minority growth capital investment in Beachbody, LLC, a leading marketer of health and fitness programs and products. The…  More

LNK Partners Closes Second $400 Million Fund Dedicated To Investments In Consumer And Retail Businesses

LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in the consumer and retail sector, today announced the final closing of LNK Partners II, L.P. The fund, which was oversubscribed but capped at its $400 million target to allow the…  More

Ariat International Announces Private Sale Agreement

Ariat International, Inc., a rapidly growing active outdoor footwear and apparel company with a leading position in the global equestrian market, today announced that an agreement has been reached regarding the sale of the Company by a group of shareholders…  More

LNK Invests $68 Million in Natural Food Holdings

LNK Partners is pleased to announce an investment in Natural Food Holdings (NFH), with plans to accelerate growth of the premier Niman Ranch brand. NFH is a leading manufacturer and marketer of all-natural fresh and prepared protein products, primarily pork.…  More

LNK Partners Names Kayvan Heravi a Managing Director

LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on the consumer and retail sector, is pleased to announce the naming of Kayvan Heravi as a Managing Director. Kayvan has been with LNK since the firm’s inception and played an important role…  More

Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation To Acquire Tommy Hilfiger B.V. For Approximately $3.0 Billion

Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (NYSE: PVH) today announced a definitive agreement for PVH to acquire Tommy Hilfiger B.V., which is controlled by funds affiliated with Apax Partners L.P., for total consideration of €2.2 billion (approximately $3.0 billion) plus the assumption of…  More

Leading Consumer Products CEO Phil Marineau Joins LNK Partners

LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on the consumer and retail sector, today announced that Phil Marineau, a leading consumer products industry executive, has joined the firm. Mr. Marineau is the former President of Quaker Oats Company, the former…  More

LNK Promotes Jeff Perlman to Partner

LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on the consumer and retail sector, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Perlman to Partner. Jeff has a combination of nine years of private equity and three years of operating experience.…  More

Au Bon Pain Acquisition by LNK Partners and Management Closes

Au Bon Pain, a leader in the fast casual restaurant category specializing in high-quality, fresh foods, and LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on the consumer and retail sector, today announced that they have completed the recapitalization of Au…  More

LNK Partners Closes $400 Million Fund Dedicated To Investments in Consumer and Retail Businesses

LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in the consumer and retail sector, today announced the final closing of LNK Partners, L.P., with $400 million in committed capital from leading institutions, university endowments, and senior industry executives. The…  More