Greenwich, Connecticut, November 20, 2021 – The Silverfern Group, an investment management firm making direct investments in middle market private equity globally, today announced that it has partnered with IVEST Consumer Partners (“IVEST”) in the acquisition of Paladone.
Paladone, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading seller of a broad assortment of licensed consumer products. The Company is the leading seller of brands for their categories, selling in the U.K. and Europe and growing strongly in the United States market through retail and e-commerce channels. Paladone’s products are sold all across the globe in all tiers of retailers including specialty retail, online, department, fashion and mass-market stores.
“We are excited to partner with IVEST in the acquisition of Paladone, a leading global licensed consumer goods company,” said Silverfern Managing Director Edward Rimland. “We believe IVEST’s deep consumer experience will greatly benefit Paladone as it focuses on expanding its international customer base, growing its online channels, deepening relationships with existing retailers and winning new global licenses.”
Silverfern Managing Partner Clive Holmes added “The Paladone acquisition again demonstrates Silverfern’s ability to access attractive local investments, as we continue to invest on a global basis. We look forward to working closely with Paladone senior management and IVEST to help Paladone continue to take the brands and trends that consumers are engaging with and bring them to life through product.”
Paladone, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading seller of a broad assortment of licensed consumer products. The Company is the leading seller of brands for their categories, selling in the U.K. and Europe and growing strongly in the United States market through retail and e-commerce channels. 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. https://www.paladone.com
Silverfern is a global middle-market investment management firm. From its offices in Greenwich, Frankfurt and Sydney, its experienced, cohesive team of senior investment professionals makes investments in global middle-market private equity. Targeting $20 million to $50 million equity per investment in partnership with qualified local investment partners, whom we select for their specific industry knowledge and local market experience, Silverfern seeks to invest in buyouts, build-ups, acquisitions, growth equity and recapitalizations worldwide. Silverfern’s investment strategy seeks to mitigate systemic risk in its portfolio by opportunistically pursuing attractive risk-adjusted returns on a global basis, while at the same time seeking to manage local/market risk through its strategy to partner with qualified, local, investment partners on each of its investments. Silverfern is currently investing from Silverfern Global Opportunities Fund III. Additional information is available at www.silfern.com
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