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Sage Group and Spayne Lindsay Form Global Consumer Investment Banking Partnership

Sage Group and Spayne Lindsay Form Global Consumer Investment Banking Partnership

LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Sage Group, LLC (“Sage”) and Spayne Lindsay & Co. LLP (“Spyne Lindsay”) have joined forces in a partnership that aligns their deep knowledge of the consumer industry, their expertise in transaction banking and investment, their experience and their relational networks. . Sage and Spayne Lindsay have 50 investment banking professionals and will form a distinctive independent global investment banking partnership focused exclusively on the consumer sector. Together, Sage and Spayne Lindsay have completed over 300 transactions worth tens of billions of dollars in Europe and the United States, including many household names.

“We have long admired Spayne Lindsay for the quality of their bankers, industry knowledge, culture and integrity,” commented Mark Vidergauz, CEO of The Sage Group. “This relationship will allow our clients to access even greater resources and expertise globally. Our partner-led teams provide tailored advice based on deep industry knowledge, real-time market intelligence and long-standing relationships with the world’s largest strategic buyers and investment funds.

“We have known Mark and the team at Sage for a number of years now, and we are like minded,” said Tom Lindsay, founding partner of Spayne Lindsay. “Our adjacent areas of expertise within consumer are complementary, and we look forward to working together more closely. The Sage-Spayne Lindsay partnership enables clients to work with a truly independent global consultancy firm with deep knowledge of all sub-sectors of the consumer world. The partnership will strengthen our capabilities both geographically and in many key consumer sectors.”

Examples of clients advised by Sage include Bombas when sold to Great Hill Partners, Chubbies when sold to Solo Stove, Blenders when sold to Safilo, ORIBE Hair Care when sold to KAO, GLAMGLOW when sold to sale to Estée Lauder, TOMS Shoes when sold to Bain Capital and Honey Birdette when sold to Playboy Group, among many others.

Examples of Spayne Lindsay deals include the acquisition of Unilever’s tea business by CVC, Strong Roots on its McCain investment, EAT. on its sale to Pret, HIPPEAS on its investment in The Craftory, Oatly on its investment in Verlinvest, Quorn on its sale to Monde Nissin, and the acquisition of Telmont Champagne by Remy Cointreau, to name but a few.

The Sage-Spayne Lindsay partnership will integrate broad and deep knowledge and expertise spanning all consumer areas, from apparel, footwear and accessories, and beauty and personal care to food and beverage and high-growth digital native businesses . Spayne Lindsay will benefit from Sage’s expertise in the US and its ability to advise high-end consumer brands. Conversely, Sage will benefit from Spayne Lindsay’s knowledge of the European market and ability to work with food, beverage and restaurant businesses.

In addition, the partnership will have access to an extensive international network of aligned businesses in Asia, Central Europe, Africa and Australasia that will provide clients with a truly global industry specialist advisory service led by highly experienced partners.

Both Sage and Spayne Lindsay will remain independently owned, but by working in partnership, a consumer advisory powerhouse will be created with global reach in the consumer sector.

About Sage Group, LLC

Founded in 2000, The Sage Group is an independent investment bank specializing in providing a wide range of corporate finance advisory services to premium consumer brands and digital native companies in the United States and in the world. Sage’s advisory services include mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, restructurings, equity investments and equity opinions, among other corporate finance advisory services for public and private companies and funds. of private equity from all over the world. For more information, visit: www.sagellc.com.

About Spayne Lindsay & Co. LLP

Founded in 2004, Spayne Lindsay & Co. is an independent corporate finance firm that provides high quality, tailored advisory services to corporate clients, financial investors and entrepreneurs. His advice includes buy-side and sell-side mergers, proposed acquisitions and divestitures, buyouts and management buyouts, co-investments, debt and equity fundraisings, and refinancing. For more information, visit: www.spaynelindsay.com.