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CASE STUDY: How a Backable Executive Partnered with an Independent Equity Sponsor to Facilitate a Management Buyout


The Owner of a leading women’s apparel brand decided to retire and sell the Company.



The EVP, recruited two years earlier to succeed the Owner as CEO, wanted to purchase the Company. 



Convincing the owner to forego an auction process and sell to the EVP.



StoneCreek Capital and the EVP teamed up as partners and, prior to the Owner engaging a sell side advisor, preemptively presented a Letter of Intent to acquire the Company that the Owner accepted.

For more information, contact:

Bruce Lipian 
Founding Principal + Managing Director
StoneCreek Capital

StoneCreek Capital is an independent private equity sponsor based in Orange County, California. StoneCreek focuses on acquiring companies with enterprise values of $10 million to $100 million in a variety of industry sectors. Founded in 1992, StoneCreek has sponsored the acquisition or recapitalization of more than 40 companies.

StoneCreek has distinguished itself with its unique approach to partnering with exceptional executives, proven ability to secure financing, and well-established credibility with deal referral sources.

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