Investing Activity

Consumer

We are active investors in the Consumer sector. Our strategy is to be a value-add investment partner for leading management teams by facilitating growth through add-on acquisitions, organic growth, capital investments and/or strategic and operational improvements. We are committed to building growth platforms by investing in existing and new markets organically and via accretive M&A. Since 2008, we have invested in or acquired more than 20 brands with annual revenues in excess of $20 billion.

“I was thrilled to partner with Golden Gate Capital to create one of the largest automotive service platforms in the United States. Their strategic insights, driven by deep domain expertise and a highly analytical approach, make them value-added partners as we execute on our mutual goal of building sustainable, long-term value. Golden Gate’s perpetual fund structure is an important differentiator that provides us the flexibility to make the decisions required to maximize the long-term success of our Company.”

– David Sorbaro, Co-CEO, Mavis Express Services Corp.

Bob Evans

Bob Evans Restaurants, founded in 1946, is a chain of family style restaurants operating approximately 500 family restaurants in 18 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States. Bob Evans Restaurants is focused on providing quality food and hospitality to every guest at every meal, each and every day. Headquartered in Columbus, OH, the Bob Evans Restaurants team comprises over 26,000 employees.

www.bobevans.com

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Bob Evans

California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., (“CPK”) founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain featuring an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, including the original BBQ Chicken Pizza, and a broad selection of distinctive pastas, salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts. The Company operates approximately 260 restaurants, and California Pizza Kitchen premium frozen products are available in thousands of retail outlets around the world.

www.cpk.com

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California Pizza Kitchen

Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer

Established in 1920 in Seattle, Eddie Bauer is a specialty retailer that sells outerwear, apparel and accessories for the active outdoor lifestyle. The Eddie Bauer brand is a nationally recognized brand that stands for high quality,innovation, style and customer service. Eddie Bauer products are available at approximately 300 stores throughout the United States and Canada, through catalog sales and online. Eddie Bauer participates in a joint venture in Japan and has licensing agreements across a variety of product categories.

www.eddiebauer.com

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Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer

GGC RE HOLDINGS

Founded in 2015, GGC Real Estate Holdings, was formed by Golden Gate Capital to opportunistically participate in attractive real estate investments that leverage GGC’s network and expertise.

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GGC RE HOLDINGS

Mavis Express

Mavis Discount Tire (“Mavis”) and Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers (“Express”) were founded in 1949 and 1979, respectively. The combined Company, which merged in 2018, is one of the largest automotive service platforms in the U.S. The Company provides tire, oil change, and mechanical services at approximately 830 service centers across 24 states, and has a strong reputation for best-in-class customer service and quality.

www.mavistire.com
www.expressoil.com

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Mavis Express

Neways

Neways

Neways is a leading manufacturer and distributor of safe, effective and innovative personal care and nutritional products. Neways’ mission is to enhance the health, wealth and well-being of people around the world. Products are sold through a worldwide network of independent distributors with sales in 29 countries.  Neways’ headquarters are located in Springville, Utah and the company has 10 additional offices across the globe.

www.neways.com

 

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Neways skip

Next Model Management

Next Model Management

Next Model Management (“Next”) is one of the biggest and most successful fashion talent agencies in the world, established 22 years ago, and with offices in London, Paris, Milan, New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Next is consistently ranked in the world’s top 3 most powerful agencies and its roster includes supermodels Arizona Muse, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Karlie Kloss, Anja Rubik, Zuzanna Bijoch, Tatiana Cotliar, Hailey Clauson, Petra Nemcova and Ana Beatriz Barros among others. Founder Faith Kates, runs the international network alongside Joel Wilkenfeld who joined in 1992.

www.nextmodels.com

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Next Model Management

Next Model Management

Pacific Sunwear

Pacific Sunwear

Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc., founded in 1980 and curated in Los Angeles, is a leading specialty retailer dedicated to delivering an exclusive collection of the most relevant brands and styles to a community of inspired youth. The Company sells a combination of branded and proprietary casual apparel, accessories, and footwear designed to appeal to teens and young adults both online and through mall-based retail stores across the United States.

www.pacsun.com

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Pacific Sunwear

Pacific Sunwear

Red Lobster

Red Lobster, founded in 1968, is the world’s largest seafood restaurant concept operating more than 700 restaurants across the U.S. and Canada and a growing international franchisee footprint.  Red Lobster is focused on delivering freshly prepared, high-quality seafood dishes at reasonable prices including an extensive menu featuring fresh fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, scallops and other seafood and non-seafood options.  Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the Red Lobster team comprises more than 58,000 associates.

www.redlobster.com

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Red Lobster

California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., (“CPK”) founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain featuring an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, including the original BBQ Chicken Pizza, and a broad selection of distinctive pastas, salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts. The Company operates approximately 260 restaurants, and California Pizza Kitchen premium frozen products are available in thousands of retail outlets around the world.

www.cpk.com

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California Pizza Kitchen
Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer

Established in 1920 in Seattle, Eddie Bauer is a specialty retailer that sells outerwear, apparel and accessories for the active outdoor lifestyle. The Eddie Bauer brand is a nationally recognized brand that stands for high quality,innovation, style and customer service. Eddie Bauer products are available at approximately 300 stores throughout the United States and Canada, through catalog sales and online. Eddie Bauer participates in a joint venture in Japan and has licensing agreements across a variety of product categories.

www.eddiebauer.com

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Eddie Bauer

GGC RE HOLDINGS

Founded in 2015, GGC Real Estate Holdings, was formed by Golden Gate Capital to opportunistically participate in attractive real estate investments that leverage GGC’s network and expertise.

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GGC RE HOLDINGS

Mavis Express

Mavis Discount Tire (“Mavis”) and Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers (“Express”) were founded in 1949 and 1979, respectively. The combined Company, which merged in 2018, is one of the largest automotive service platforms in the U.S. The Company provides tire, oil change, and mechanical services at approximately 830 service centers across 24 states, and has a strong reputation for best-in-class customer service and quality.

www.mavistire.com
www.expressoil.com

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Mavis Express
Next Model Management

Next Model Management

Next Model Management (“Next”) is one of the biggest and most successful fashion talent agencies in the world, established 22 years ago, and with offices in London, Paris, Milan, New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Next is consistently ranked in the world’s top 3 most powerful agencies and its roster includes supermodels Arizona Muse, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Karlie Kloss, Anja Rubik, Zuzanna Bijoch, Tatiana Cotliar, Hailey Clauson, Petra Nemcova and Ana Beatriz Barros among others. Founder Faith Kates, runs the international network alongside Joel Wilkenfeld who joined in 1992.

www.nextmodels.com

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Next Model Management
Pacific Sunwear

Pacific Sunwear

Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc., founded in 1980 and curated in Los Angeles, is a leading specialty retailer dedicated to delivering an exclusive collection of the most relevant brands and styles to a community of inspired youth. The Company sells a combination of branded and proprietary casual apparel, accessories, and footwear designed to appeal to teens and young adults both online and through mall-based retail stores across the United States.

www.pacsun.com

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Pacific Sunwear

Red Lobster

Red Lobster, founded in 1968, is the world’s largest seafood restaurant concept operating more than 700 restaurants across the U.S. and Canada and a growing international franchisee footprint.  Red Lobster is focused on delivering freshly prepared, high-quality seafood dishes at reasonable prices including an extensive menu featuring fresh fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, scallops and other seafood and non-seafood options.  Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the Red Lobster team comprises more than 58,000 associates.

www.redlobster.com

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Red Lobster

Bob Evans

Bob Evans Restaurants, founded in 1946, is a chain of family style restaurants operating approximately 500 family restaurants in 18 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States. Bob Evans Restaurants is focused on providing quality food and hospitality to every guest at every meal, each and every day. Headquartered in Columbus, OH, the Bob Evans Restaurants team comprises over 26,000 employees.

www.bobevans.com

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Bob Evans
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