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Spiegel Brands Acquires Carabella, A.B. Lambdin  Sep 07, 2006 2:54 AM By Jim Tierney

San Francisco-based private equity firm Golden Gate Capital Corp. has made no secret about its intention of building a billion-dollar family of apparel companies. On Sept. 6 it appeared to have reached its goal.

Deals on upswing in second quarter  Sep 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

It was a busy second quarter, with 19 deals completed, significantly more than the dozen finalized during the same period last year. Because the transactions

Best Manufacturing files for Chapter 11  Sep 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

Jersey City, NJ-based Best Manufacturing Group, a uniform company founded in 1914, announced on Aug. 9 that it filed a voluntary petition under Chapter

Yankee Candle buys, and maybe sells  Sep 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

The same day that Yankee Candle Co., announced it was acquiring Petaluma, CA-based competitor Illuminations, the South Deerfield, MA-based candles manufacturer/marketer

Equity group buys Excelligence  Sep 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

On the heels of a successful 2005, Excelligence Learning Corp. is being acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Equity Partners for $125 million. The

Road Runner Sports Races Towards Retail  Aug 31, 2006 1:33 AM By Jim Tierney

San Diego-based running equipment and apparel cataloger Road Runner Sports is revving up its retail expansion plans.

Bassett Furniture Launches Consumer Catalog  Aug 30, 2006 9:51 PM By Jim Tierney

Bassett Furniture may have been founded in 1902, but that doesn

Weyerhaeuser “Fine Paper” Division Merges with Domtar  Aug 24, 2006 2:34 AM By Jim Tierney

Federal Way, WA-based forest products giant Weyerhaeuser Co. today announced plans to combine its

Best Manufacturing Group files for Chapter 11  Aug 12, 2006 2:19 AM By Jim Tierney

Jersey City, NJ-based Best Manufacturing Group, a uniform company founded in 1914, announced this week it filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for New Jersey in Newark.

Winterthur Suspends Gift Book  Aug 11, 2006 3:45 AM By Jim Tierney

Due to a steady decline in sales, the Winterthur Museum has suspended its gifts catalog indefinitely

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