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 nearly 20 companies with aggregate revenues of more than $10B.

“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.

All My Sons

All My Sons Moving & Storage (“All My Sons”) is the largest company-operated provider of full-service residential moving and storage services. The Company is supported by an industry-leading technology platform that drives the entire customer experience from start to finish and improves safety and efficiency of drivers. Founded in 1992, All My Sons is headquartered in Carrollton, TX and operates over 70 locations across 29 states.

www.allmysons.com

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Bob Evans Restaurant

Bob Evans

Bob Evans Restaurants, founded in 1946, is a chain of family style restaurants operating approximately 435 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 15,000 employees.

www.bobevans.com

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GGC Real Estate Holdings

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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Mavis Discount Tire Express Oil Change Tire Engineers

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 over 1,100 service centers across 27 states, and has a strong reputation for best-in-class customer service and quality.

www.mavistire.com
www.expressoil.com

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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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PacSun

Pacific Sunwear of California (“PacSun”) is a leading specialty retailer delivering a curated collection of the most relevant brands and styles to an inspired community through its unique heritage at the center of the California lifestyle. PacSun sells a combination of proprietary and branded casual apparel, accessories, and footwear designed to appeal to next-gen consumers online at www.pacsun.com, and at approximately 360 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico.

www.pacsun.com

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PetroChoice Names Roy Rosas as Chief Executive Officer

PetroChoice Names Roy Rosas as Chief Executive Officer

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetroChoice Lubrication Solutions (“PetroChoice” or the “Company”), the leading distributor of lubricants in America and a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, today announced the appointment of Roy Rosas as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of PetroChoice’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Rosas succeeds Celeste Mastin, who has decided to step down from her role at the Company to pursue a new opportunity. She will remain a member of PetroChoice’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Rosas is a highly accomplished professional with more than 25 years of strategic leadership experience. He has served as an Operating Executive at Golden Gate Capital since 2012 and has been actively involved with PetroChoice since it was acquired by Golden Gate Capital in 2015. He previously served as Operating Director with Berkshire Partners, and held the position of Chief Marketing and Administrative Officer at Vi-Jon (formerly a Berkshire portfolio company). Prior to Berkshire Partners, Mr. Rosas led Procter & Gamble’s Oral B Developing Markets Global Business Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rosas co-founded Reputation Technologies, a supply chain analytics company that was acquired by Security Source, led strategy consulting engagements at the Boston Consulting Group and held marketing leadership roles with Procter & Gamble. He holds an MBA from Harvard, an M.S. from the National University of Singapore and a B.S. in Business & Accountancy from the University of the Philippines.

“With a comprehensive suite of advanced lubrication solutions, a diverse and growing customer base and one of the greatest contiguous footprints in the U.S., we are proud to have built PetroChoice into the largest lubricant distributor with a major proprietary brand gaining in influence in the United States,” said Felix Lo, Managing Director at Golden Gate Capital and a PetroChoice Board Member. “Roy is a seasoned strategic leader who blends broad industrials experience with proven operational results. Importantly, he knows the Company very well having worked closely with the PetroChoice team from the beginning of Golden Gate’s investment. We are confident he is the right person to accelerate the strategies set in place under Celeste with complete continuity.”

Mr. Lo added, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Celeste for her many contributions to PetroChoice since joining the Company in 2018 and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

Ms. Mastin said, “It has been an honor to lead PetroChoice over the past four years and I am proud of the tremendous progress we achieved during this period, including making investments in our unique, first-in-industry technology platforms, as well as strengthening our salesforce effectiveness and integrated operating model. I look forward to continuing to support the Company as a member of the Board. Roy and I have collaborated closely over the years, facilitating a smooth hand-off and assuring continuity of momentum for PetroChoice. Importantly, the leadership at PetroChoice is composed of talented professionals that will contribute to making the transition flawless.”

Mr. Rosas said, “It is an incredible time to be at PetroChoice. With very strong demand signals across multiple sectors, reflecting resurgent macroeconomic activity, PetroChoice is poised to capitalize on this moment due to the hard work and transformation efforts completed over the last few years. I look forward to continuing to work with the PetroChoice team as we drive forward our strategic areas of focus, including footprint expansion, full deployment of our leading-edge technologies, growing our premium and proprietary brand offerings, strengthening our strategic partnerships and progressing on our M&A pipeline. I am confident that we will continue setting the gold standard for the distribution model of the future as we firmly execute on these areas, while continuing to prioritize employee safety and the Company’s rich internal culture.”

About PetroChoice

PetroChoice is one of the largest lubricant distributors in the United States, with roughly $1 billion in revenue, providing business solutions for industrial lubricant needs and commercial and passenger car motor oil. The company, headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, operates 55 locations across the U.S. and employs some of the nation’s most knowledgeable technical experts in lubrication services and equipment. For more information please visit PetroChoice.com.

About Golden Gate Capital

Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $19 billion in cumulative committed capital. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types, including going-privates, corporate divestitures, and recapitalizations, as well as debt and public equity investments. Notable investments sponsored by Golden Gate Capital include Active Minerals, ANGUS, Cole-Parmer, Covia and Vantage Elevator Solutions. For more information, visit www.goldengatecap.com.

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Tidal Wave

Tidal Wave Auto Spa (“Tidal Wave”) is one of the largest and fastest growing car wash operators in the United States. Known for its innovation in express conveyor car washes and unparalleled customer service, Tidal Wave has delighted customers since 1999. The Company is headquartered in Thomaston, GA and operates more than 70 locations, predominantly in the Southeast and Midwest, with a strong pipeline of new units to support continued growth.

www.tidalwaveautospa.com

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The Learning Experience

TLE

The Learning Experience (“TLE”) is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing academies of early education for children six weeks to six years old. With more than 330 franchise and company-owned centers operating or under development across 24 states, the Company offers state-of-the-art facilities and a proprietary curriculum for children to develop core academic skills, fitness and healthy lifestyle skills, and life and comfort skills, all under the care of nurturing teachers and staff. For more than 20 years, The Learning Experience has provided the foundation necessary for children to succeed in preschool, kindergarten, and beyond.

www.thelearningexperience.com

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All My Sons

All My Sons Moving & Storage (“All My Sons”) is the largest company-operated provider of full-service residential moving and storage services. The Company is supported by an industry-leading technology platform that drives the entire customer experience from start to finish and improves safety and efficiency of drivers. Founded in 1992, All My Sons is headquartered in Carrollton, TX and operates over 70 locations across 29 states.

www.allmysons.com

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GGC Real Estate Holdings

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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Mavis Discount Tire Express Oil Change Tire Engineers

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 over 1,100 service centers across 27 states, and has a strong reputation for best-in-class customer service and quality.

www.mavistire.com
www.expressoil.com

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PacSun

Pacific Sunwear of California (“PacSun”) is a leading specialty retailer delivering a curated collection of the most relevant brands and styles to an inspired community through its unique heritage at the center of the California lifestyle. PacSun sells a combination of proprietary and branded casual apparel, accessories, and footwear designed to appeal to next-gen consumers online at www.pacsun.com, and at approximately 360 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico.

www.pacsun.com

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Tidal Wave

Tidal Wave Auto Spa (“Tidal Wave”) is one of the largest and fastest growing car wash operators in the United States. Known for its innovation in express conveyor car washes and unparalleled customer service, Tidal Wave has delighted customers since 1999. The Company is headquartered in Thomaston, GA and operates more than 70 locations, predominantly in the Southeast and Midwest, with a strong pipeline of new units to support continued growth.

www.tidalwaveautospa.com

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The Learning Experience

TLE

The Learning Experience (“TLE”) is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing academies of early education for children six weeks to six years old. With more than 330 franchise and company-owned centers operating or under development across 24 states, the Company offers state-of-the-art facilities and a proprietary curriculum for children to develop core academic skills, fitness and healthy lifestyle skills, and life and comfort skills, all under the care of nurturing teachers and staff. For more than 20 years, The Learning Experience has provided the foundation necessary for children to succeed in preschool, kindergarten, and beyond.

www.thelearningexperience.com

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Bob Evans Restaurant

Bob Evans

Bob Evans Restaurants, founded in 1946, is a chain of family style restaurants operating approximately 435 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 15,000 employees.

www.bobevans.com

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