Two Leading Retail Agencies Combine Forces with Clearview Capital and Canopy Capital Partners
Tampa, FL – June 17, 2021 – Clearview Capital Fund IV, L.P. and its affiliates (“Fund IV”) along with Canopy Capital Partners and its co-investors announced today the recapitalization, in partnership with management, of Infinity Worlds, LLC (“Infinity Worlds”), Belmont Partners Sales, LLC and Belmont Partners Sales – St. Louis, LLC (collectively “Belmont Partners”) which closed June 17, 2021.
With locations in Northwest Arkansas, Chicago and St. Louis, Infinity Worlds and Belmont Partners (collectively “I+B” or the “Company”) are merging to create a leading retail agency partnering with emerging consumer brands and private label manufacturers who are seeking expanded distribution in top U.S. retailers and eCommerce channels, including Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club and others. I+B provides specialized sales and marketing, data analytics and account management services to its clients and has a strong reputation for pioneering new products and leveraging data insights to strategically align brands’ product roadmaps, pricing and strategies to match retailers’ needs.
The Company will be led by Doug Weiss, founder of Belmont Partners, and Chad Bugos, co-founder of Infinity Worlds, who will serve as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of I+B, respectively, along with Brandon Warren, President of Infinity Worlds, and Chris Santel, President of Belmont Partners. All team members will remain with the combined Company and will continue to provide exceptional client service under the Infinity Worlds and Belmont Partners divisions within I+B.
“We are excited to be partnering with Doug, Chad, Brandon, Chris and the entire I+B team,” said Bill Case, Partner of Clearview Capital. “We believe in the Company’s vision to create a leading omnichannel retail agency and are seeking opportunities to expand through acquisition of other leading players in new retail and eCommerce channels as well as in additional product categories.”
“Infinity Worlds and Belmont Partners have been working together to plan our strategic partnership, and the cultural fit between our teams is exceptional. We have a unified vision centered around becoming an extension of our clients’ businesses and driving growth for them across multiple retail channels.,” said Mr. Weiss. “We were looking for a partner who could help us achieve our goal of combining forces and providing support as we seek to expand into new markets, and we were attracted to Clearview’s demonstrated track record of partnering with entrepreneurial companies like ours,” added Mr. Bugos.
Scott Long, Managing Partner of Canopy Capital and I+B Board Member added, “We are thrilled to play a role in the combination of these two highly respected organizations. We look forward to supporting management in all facets of growth as we move forward”. This marks Canopy’s fourth platform investment since 2018.
About Canopy Capital Partners, LLC
Investing since 2015, Canopy Capital Partners (“CCP”) is a private equity investment firm with offices in Tampa, Florida. CCP partners with management teams and companies experiencing generational ownership transfers in lower-middle market management buyouts, recapitalizations and growth equity investments. With a focus on businesses based in Florida and the Southeast U.S., CCP invests in companies with at least $10 million of revenue and $2 million of pre-tax earnings. For more information, please visit the firm's website at www.CanopyCP.com or email Scott@CanopyCP.com.
About Clearview Capital
Holdings in funds managed by Clearview Capital include MBI Industrial Medicine, Inc., a provider of occupational injury care services; Capitol Imaging Services, LLC, a provider of outpatient diagnostic imaging services; Revo Brand Group, LLC d.b.a. Real Avid, a designer and supplier of premium-branded, DIY shooting accessories for outdoor enthusiasts; Higdon Outdoors, LLC, a designer and supplier of premium-branded hunting and pet accessories; Workforce Solutions, a provider of management consulting services focused on organizational improvement, leadership development, communications and advocacy for a broad array of clients; Apothecare Pharmacy, LLC, an institutional pharmacy targeting the behavioral health sector; Community Medical Services Holdings, LLC, a provider of medication-assisted treatment programs for patients suffering from substance use disorders; UpSwell, LLC f.k.a Mudlick Mail, LLC, a data-driven direct mail and related marketing solutions provider; Nielsen- Kellerman Co., a designer and manufacturer of premium environmental and athletic performance measurement instruments; Orchard & Vineyard Supply f.k.a. Wilson Orchard & Vineyard Supply, a provider of orchard and vineyard supplies and solutions, and outsourced vineyard management services; Controlled Products, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of premium quality synthetic turf; Elevation Labs f.k.a. Northwest Cosmetic Labs, a formulator and manufacturer of cosmetic and skin care products for prestige brands; Derby Building Products, Inc. f.k.a. Novik, Inc., an innovator, manufacturer and distributor of polymer building products; and Child Health Holdings, Inc. d.b.a. Pediatric Health Choice, the country's largest operator of prescribed pediatric extended care ("PPEC") centers for medically complex children.
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