Jun 21, 2011

High Road Capital’s PANOS brands™ acquistion named consumer and retail products middle-market deal of the year

Finalist for Private Equity Firm of the Year; Partner Jeffrey Goodrich finalist for Dealmaker of the Year

High Road Capital Partners(www.highroadcap.com) today announced that the firm’s December 2010 acquisition of PANOS brandsTM was named Consumer and Retail Products Middle-Market Deal of the Year in the inaugural ACG New York Champion’s Awards.

High Road’s Managing Partner, Bob Fitzsimmons received the award on June 20, 2011, at Sotheby’s New York.

In addition, High Road Capital Partners was selected as finalist in several other categories:

  • Private Equity Firm of the Year
  • Dealmaker of the Year: Jeffrey Goodrich, Partner
  • Middle Market Deal of the Year (between $5 million and $25 million), for the acquisition of PANOS brands™


ACG New York Champion’s Awards, presented by the M&A Advisor and ACG New York, recognize outstanding achievements in the middle market M&A industry in the New York Region. An independent body of experts judged the finalists’ deals, dealmakers and firms.

“We’re deeply honored to have our efforts acknowledged by the industry,” said Fitzsimmons. “Our team continues working to build leading niche middle-market companies and create substantial value for our investors and management team partners.”

High Road shares the recognition for the PANOS brandsTM acquisition with Fifth Third Bank, Jones Day, Moelis & Company, Royal Wessanen nv, and RSM McGladrey, all participants in the transaction.

For further information, please contact Bob Fitzsimmons of High Road Capital Partners at (212) 554-3265.

High Road Capital Partners

High Road Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on smaller middle market transactions. High Road was formed in 2007 and currently manages over $150 million of committed capital. High Road focuses on niche-leading companies with revenues of $10 million to $100 million and EBITDA of $3 million to $10 million. Once acquired, High Road works in partnership with management to take the companies to the next level, with the expectation of doubling or tripling EBITDA during the course of its ownership through a combination of organic growth initiatives and add-on acquisitions. More information on High Road is available at (www.highroadcap.com).

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