BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 5, 2013) - Charlesbank Capital Partners announced today that it has acquired OneStopPlus Group ("OSP"), a transaction first announced in December. OSP was a subsidiary of Redcats, owned by Paris-based luxury and sport & lifestyle group PPR. Charlesbank partnered with Webster Capital on the transaction, which was funded with both equity and debt. The OSP management team will also co-invest in the transaction.
New York City-based OSP is a catalog retailer and online marketplace for plus-size consumers. The company includes four women's apparel lines, Woman Within, Roaman's, Jessica London and fullbeauty, as well as men's line King Size, home goods brand BrylaneHome, the OneStopPlus.com online fashion mall and a clearance apparel website. Known for its focus on the plus-size customer and the breadth of its merchandise offering, OSP carries more than 10,000 products and 70 sizes.
Andrew Janower, Charlesbank Managing Director, said, "We are delighted to have closed this transaction and look forward to working with OSP's management team to continue building the leading direct-to-consumer platform for the plus-size customer. We are excited by the opportunity to expand OSP's business through both organic growth and strategic acquisitions."
"Webster believes that OSP has a strong management team and a compelling position in the marketplace," said Don Steiner, Managing Partner of Webster Capital. "We are enthusiastic about our continued partnership with Charlesbank and confident that we can help provide resources and expertise to grow OSP."
Sylvain Desjonquères, Chief Executive Officer of the OSP Group, said, "We are very pleased to have found partners who share our vision of the growth opportunities available to the OSP Group. We look forward to doing even more to provide the plus-size customer with the best product, fit, selection, shopping experience and customer service in the market."
Consensus Advisors acted as financial advisor and Goodwin Procter acted as legal advisor to Charlesbank and Webster in the transaction. For PPR, Peter J. Solomon Company acted as financial advisor and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz acted as legal advisor.
About Charlesbank Capital Partners
Based in Boston and New York, Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing more than $2 billion of capital. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, typically investing $50 million to $150 million per transaction in companies with enterprise values of $100 million to $750 million. The firm seeks to partner with strong management teams to build companies with sustainable competitive advantages and excellent prospects for growth. For more information, visit www.charlesbank.com.
About Webster Capital
Founded in 2003, Webster Capital is a private equity partnership with over $200 million in capital under management which invests in healthcare services, branded consumer and business to business companies. Webster focuses on companies with EBITDA of between $3 million to $15 million and transaction values of less than $100 million. Webster Capital provides equity financing, expertise and a broad contact network for management buyouts and growth capital. For additional information on Webster Capital please visit www.webstercapital.com.