Houlihan Lokey Advises Laces Group

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to announce that Laces Group, Inc., (Laces), a portfolio company of Novacap, has been acquired by ONCAP and the management team. The transaction closed on December 27, 2017.

This represents another successful transaction for Houlihan Lokey in the home decor and furnishings category, marking its fourth transaction in the space over the last 12 months.

Laces, founded in 1926 and based in Montreal, Canada, is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of a wide variety of bath accessories and home products. Laces products are carried by leading national retailers in the mass, DIY, specialty, and e-commerce channels across North America.
Founded in 1981, Novacap is a leading Canadian private equity firm with $2.26 billion in assets under management. The firm has raised over $2.6 billion in capital since inception. Novacap’s unique investment approach, based on deep operational expertise and an active partnership with entrepreneurs, has helped accelerate growth and create long-term value for its numerous investee companies.

ONCAP is the mid-market private equity platform of Onex. In partnership with operating company management teams, ONCAP invests and builds value in medium-sized businesses headquartered in North America that lead the market and possess meaningful growth potential.
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. At Onex Credit, Onex manages and invests in leveraged loans, collateralized loan obligations, and other credit securities. Onex has more than $30 billion in assets under management, including $6.7 billion of Onex proprietary capital in private equity and credit securities. With offices in Toronto, New York, New Jersey, and London, Onex and the team are collectively the largest investors across Onex's platforms. Onex's businesses have assets of $45 billion, generate annual revenues of $30 billion, and employ approximately 161,000 people worldwide.


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