BB&T Capital Markets Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Thibaut in its Sale to Champlain Capital Partners II

Transaction Summary

On June 20, 2014, Thibaut, Inc. (“Thibaut” or “the Company”), a portfolio company of The Riverside Company (“Riverside”) was acquired by an investor group led by Champlain Capital Partners II, LP (“Champlain”), and included the Honeywell pension and THL Credit, Inc. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Thibaut.

About the Companies

Founded in 1886 and headquartered in Newark, NJ, Thibaut is the nation’s oldest continuously operating wallpaper and fabric company. Thibaut is a leading designer and global distributor of high-end branded wallpapers and fabrics sold through the interior design channel. Thibaut goes to market through two highly regarded brands, Thibaut and Anna French.

The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on investing in and acquiring growing businesses valued at up to $250 million (€200 million in Europe). Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 340 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 70 companies.

With offices in San Francisco, CA and Boston, MA, Champlain Capital Partners II is a private equity fund that provides one-stop capital to middle-market companies with revenue between $10 million and $200 million. Since 1992, Champlain’s partners have invested over $850 million in more than 50 companies to facilitate transfers of ownership and provide capital for growing businesses in partnership with management.

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