Leveraging Eaton’s Leading Private Equity Advisory Platform, Eaton Advises IVEST on Acquisition of Project Comfort

Eaton Partners, one of the world’s leading private capital advisory and fund placement firms and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), is pleased to have acted as exclusive financial advisor for IVEST Consumer Partners, LLC.  Working in conjunction with Eaton’s GP Advisory and Directs Team and new investor relationships, IVEST successfully closed a $204M transaction to acquire a category leading business in the mass market consumer industry.     

IVEST is led by a team of world class operators that have a proven track record of building value while taking an operational hands-on approach in consumer retail.  Focused on middle market opportunities in the consumer retail sector, IVEST brings a wealth of knowledge to sourcing, licensing, product development, and overall marketing strategy to their portfolio companies and partners.  IVEST operates as an independent sponsor and welcomes the opportunity to grow and partner with institutional investors.  Project Comfort offered the opportunity to institutionalize a successful family business and to drive growth through entry into new markets and geographies.

“We were proud to advise and support IVEST through its successful acquisition of a leading business in the mass market consumer industry.” said Michael Pilson, Head of the GP Advisory Team at Eaton Partners. “Investors were particularly impressed with the management team’s expertise in consumer retail and hands on approach to growing consumer-based companies. Congratulations to IVEST on one of many successful transactions.” In addition to raising primary fund capital globally, Eaton Partners advises GPs on fund recapitalizations, restructuring and secondary transactions and has an active direct placements business.  Over the last two years Eaton Partners has advised GPs and companies on over $3.3B of secondary and direct investment transactions.  Additionally, Eaton Partners has been recognized by PEI as Placement Agent of the Year (2017) and nominated as Placement Agent of the Year (2018) in both North America and Asia