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Airxcel Completes Acquisition of Maxxair Vent Corporation

WICHITA, KANSAS - October 3, 2012 - Airxcel, Inc., a portfolio company of Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. ("BRS"), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Maxxair Vent Corporation. Founded in 1989 by Allen Thomas, Maxxair is the leading supplier of ventilation solutions to the recreational vehicle aftermarket. The company’s flagship product, the Maxxair louvered vent cap cover, has sold over 2 million units since its introduction to the marketplace. “Airxcel is delighted to have...

Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. and GB Merchant Partners Complete Sale of Things Remembered Inc. to Madison Dearborn Partners

NEW YORK and CHICAGO -- May 24, 2012 -- Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (BRS) and GB Merchant Partners (GBMP), two private equity firms with extensive experience in the retail sector, announced today that they have completed the sale of Things Remembered Inc. for $295 million to Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm with expertise in consumer focused companies. Things Remembered is a specialty retailer that sells personalized gifts for all occasions through its...

BRS Successfully Exits Investment in Ruth’s Hospitality Group

NEW YORK, March 9, 2012 -- Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (“BRS”), a New York-based private equity firm, announced today the successful sale of its convertible preferred stock investment in Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: RUTH) (“Ruth’s Hospitality” or the “Company”). Ruth’s Hospitality repurchased the convertible preferred stock in a transaction valued at $60.2 million. BRS realized a gross multiple of invested capital of approximately 2.6x and a gross internal rate of return of 60%...

BRS Realizes Distribution through Recapitalization of DTLR

NEW YORK, December 5, 2011 -- Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (“BRS”), a New York-based private equity firm, announces a distribution to its limited partners resulting from the recapitalization of DTLR (“DTLR” or the “Company”). DTLR, based in Hanover, Maryland, is a leading specialty retailer targeting the young urban male. The Company operates 78 stores in six regions: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, the Carolinas, Virginia and Washington, D.C. DTLR is committed to the urban lifestyle and...

BRS Announces Two Successful Realizations: Sale of Stake in Heritage Crystal-Clean and Distribution from Recapitalization of totes»Isotoner

NEW YORK, July 14, 2011 -- Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (“BRS”), a New York-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the sale of its remaining stake in Heritage Crystal-Clean, Inc. (“HCCI”). BRS also announces an additional distribution to its investors as a result of the successful recapitalization of its portfolio company totes»Isotoner (“Totes”). HCCI is a parts cleaning and waste services company servicing the automotive repair, commercial and industrial marketplaces. BRS acquired a significant...

BRS Completes Sale of Il Fornaio and Corner Bakery Cafe to Roark Capital Group

NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 -- Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (“BRS”), a New York-based private equity firm, announced today that it has completed the sale of Il Fornaio (America) Corporation (“Il Fornaio Corp.”) to Roark Capital Group. Il Fornaio Corp. is a leading operator of upscale Italian restaurants under the Il Fornaio brand and fast casual bakery cafes under the Corner Bakery Cafe brand. Il Fornaio Corp. also operates a state-of-the art bakery that...

BRS Completes Sale of Wilson Farms to 7-Eleven

NEW YORK, June 1, 2011 -- Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (“BRS”), a leading New York-based private equity firm, announced today that it has completed the sale of portfolio company Wilson Farms, Inc. to 7-Eleven, Inc. BRS acquired Wilson Farms, an operator of convenience stores, in 2005 from Tops Markets, LLC, an operating division of Ahold, and, under BRS’s ownership, Wilson Farms’ net revenues and EBITDA grew significantly. The proceeds from the sale of Wilson Farms...

BRS Completes Refinancing and Equity Investment in Airxcel, Inc.

NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 - Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (BRS), a New York-based private equity firm, announced today that it has completed the refinancing of Airxcel, Inc. (“Airxcel” or the “Company”). In conjunction with the refinancing, BRS’s third institutional fund (“BRS Fund III”) also made an equity investment in the Company. The transaction closed on February 23, 2011. Airxcel, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, is the leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of air conditioners, furnaces,...

BRS Announces Sale of Wilson Farms to 7-Eleven

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 - Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (“BRS”), a New York-based private equity firm, announced today that WFI Acquisition Inc. has signed an agreement to sell Wilson Farms, Inc. to 7-Eleven, Inc. Wilson Farms, headquartered in Buffalo, New York, operates approximately 188 convenience stores under the Wilson Farms, Sugarcreek and Wilson Farms Xpress brands. The company’s stores are located in Central and Western New York State in established metropolitan areas and surrounding...