Portfolio Companies

Apparel

AllSaints

Intermix

Consumer Products

Skullcandy

Dave's Killer Bread

Entertainment

Bowlmor Lanes

Retail

Lacrosse Unlimited

Luxury Optical Holdings

Sneaker Villa (d/b/a Villa)

Restaurants

Chuy's

Rosa Mexicano

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Chuy's

Austin, TX

Sector: Restaurants

Investment date: November 2006

Press Release » Chuys.pdf

With an emphasis on family recipes, fresh wholesome ingredients, outstanding service, affordable quality and an eclectic décor, Chuy’s has been an institution in Texas since 1982. Chuy’s operates 14 Chuy’s restaurants throughout Texas, including five in Austin, three in Dallas, four in Houston and two in San Antonio. The company prides itself on meticulous dedication to its “home-cooked” Mexican cuisine. Substantially all items are made from scratch in each of the restaurants including freshly made tortillas. Each unit conveys a laid-back, casual feel with a décor characterized by "if you have seen one Chuy's, you have seen one Chuy’s."

Luxury Optical Holdings

Las Vegas, NV

Sector: Retail

Investment date: May 2006

Press Release » 

Luxury Optical Holdings is the largest domestic retailer of ultra-luxury glasses frames, sunglasses and other eyewear. The company's footprint covers key luxury markets throughout the United States and operates under the trade names Morgenthal Frederics, Lunettes, Diva, Davante and Optical Fashion Centers. The company is known for its focus on impeccable customer service and its diversity of both proprietary and high-end luxury brands and styles.

In August 2006, Luxury Optical Holdings completed two add-on transactions with the acquisitions of Optical Elements and Optica. In addition to adding both trade names to the company's brand portfolio, it also established or expanded its presence in the key Miami, Orlando, Chicago and Aspen, CO markets. In November 2006, the company acquired Classical Eye-wear, a luxury eyewear retailer operating in the San Diego, CA market.

Rosa Mexicano

New York, NY

Sector: Restaurants

Investment date: July 2008

Press Release » Rosa_Mexicano.pdf

Rosa Mexicano is an upscale Mexican restaurant concept currently operating in sixteen locations in New York (3), Washington DC (2), Atlanta, Miami (2), California (3), Minneapolis, Boston, Hackensack, NJ, National Harbor, MD, and Panama City, Panama. The concept delivers authentic Mexican dishes using the finest ingredients, traditional cooking techniques and authentic regional Mexican recipes in an upscale dining environment with modern, stunning design. Rosa Mexicano is widely acclaimed by critics and it has consistently been voted one of the top 25 most popular restaurants in New York by Zagat.

Bowlmor Lanes

New York, NY

Sector: Entertainment

Investment date: July 2008

Press Release » Strike.pdf

Bowlmor Lanes is an operator and developer of large format, upscale bowling/entertainment properties. Bowlmor is primarily focused on the sophisticated adult retail customer and the corporate event/private party market, with a secondary focus on family recreation. The company presently operates six properties: New York City, NY, Bethesda, MD, New Hyde Park, NY, Miami, FL, Cupertino, CA, and Orange County in Tustin, CA. Each location features bowling, a full-service restaurant and bar and an event space.

Skullcandy

Park City, UT

Sector: Consumer Products

Investment date: December 2008

Press Release » Skullcandy.pdf

Skullcandy designs and markets audio accessories and has become the brand of choice for the skate, snow, surf, hip-hop, and independent music markets. By focusing on a distinct demographic, the company has established a clear niche and authentic brand credibility. Since its founding in 2003, Skullcandy has experienced explosive growth through its product innovation and trend-setting design.  Skullcandy was highlighted in Inc. Magazine’s 2008 Inc. 500|5000 list as the 31st fastest growing company in the U.S. and ranked 1st in the consumer products category.  The company is based in Park City, Utah and operates in over 50 markets globally through leading retailers and www.skullcandy.com.

Lacrosse Unlimited

Hauppauge, NY

Sector: Retail

Investment date: April 2012

Press Release » Lacrosse__Unlimited.pdf

Based in Hauppauge, NY, Lacrosse Unlimited is the largest specialty retailer of lacrosse equipment, apparel and accessories in the United States, operating 30 retail stores in eight states.

Lacrosse Unlimited was founded in 1990 by Joseph, Mike and Sam DeSimone and is committed to becoming the most recognized retailer in the category and the authority on the sport. The Company opened five stores in 2011 and has opened three stores thus far in 2012. Additionally, the Company operates an e-commerce platform (www.lacrosseunlimited.com) and a team sales division.

Dave's Killer Bread

Portland, Oregon

Sector: Consumer Products

Investment date: December, 2012

Press Release » DKB.pdf

Dave’s Killer Bread is a baker of organic, whole grain, vegan and GMO-free bread products sold throughout the Western United States at leading grocery stores and local markets. DKB has grown rapidly in seven years, evolving from four varieties sold at a weekly booth at the Portland Farmer’s Market by Dave and Shobi Dahl, to 16 varieties sold in every major grocery chain in 11 states. Known for its trademark explosion of seeds and delicious chewiness, the Company is equally well known for the struggles faced by Dahl, who battled depression and emerged from a life of crime to become a celebrated bread artisan.

Sneaker Villa (d/b/a Villa)

Philadelphia, PA

Sector: Retail

Investment date: December, 2012

Press Release » Sneaker_Villa.pdf

Led by CEO and shareholder Jason Lutz, son of founders Chris and Ruth Lutz, Villa has established itself as one of the premiere lifestyle footwear and apparel retailers in several key Northeastern and Midwestern markets.  Since its first store opened in 1989, the Company has grown to over 50 units, more than doubling its store base since the beginning of 2012.  Villa expects to continue its rapid growth over the next several years with additional store openings in both new and existing markets.

Intermix

New York, NY

Sector: Apparel

Investment date: July 2007

Press Release » Intermix.pdf

Intermix is a multi-brand specialty retailer of contemporary women’s apparel.  Intermix sets itself apart from the competition by merchandising a mix of established, luxury designer labels alongside a large number of fashion-forward, up-and-coming designer labels.  The Company’s merchandising mandate is to be cutting edge and on the forefront of the latest trends.

Founded in 1993 by brothers Khajak and Haro Keledjian, Intermix opened its first store in Manhattan’s Flatiron District on lower 5th Avenue. The Company has expanded its store footprint to include stores in key luxury markets across the United States. 

AllSaints

London, England

Sector: Apparel

Investment date: May 2011

Press Release » All_Saints.pdf

AllSaints is an international, design-driven retailer of fashion apparel and accessories.  Originally founded in 1994, the Company has established itself as a fashion leader with its unique, East London brand-aesthetic.  The Company sells its own branded product through over 100 points of distribution throughout the UK, US and Europe – including its own free-standing stores and through shop-in-shops within high-end department stores.  The Company also operates two e-commerce websites, one domiciled in the UK and one in the US.  AllSaints aims to capture the attention of a more sophisticated customer, more focused on design-led product than brand.  The Company’s reputation for quality and craftsmanship at an affordable price has allowed it to build a following across both a luxury and “high-street” demographic.