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May 9, 2022
Dresner Partners CHICAGO, May 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dresner Partners, a leading FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank and Mergers Alliance member firm, is pleased to announce that it advised Vic West Brands, creator of Grandpa Gus’s ™ Natural Pest Control Products, in its sale to VCM Products, LLC (VCM), owner of BuggyBeds ® and EcoBuggy ® brands. Vic West Brands founder, Nick Olynyk, will remain part of the executive management team, overseeing the company’s e-commerce strategy and growth plans. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Vic West Brands is a leading direct-to-consumer online pest control manufacturer. The company specializes in the creation and innovation of plant-based pest solutions and sells across all retail channels in multiple countries. The company also maintains shelf placement in brick and mortar stores throughout North America, and appears on QVC and in mail-order catalogs. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Freehold, New Jersey, VCM is a leading pest repellent manufacturer and wholesaler with products sold nationally at major retailers and online. VCM is also a portfolio company of Rock Mountain Capital, a private equity firm focused on working with entrepreneurs and management teams in the consumer goods and services, healthcare services, and technology, media and telecom (TMT) sectors. Financing for the acquisition was provided by Plexus Capital, the company’s existing lender. Commenting on the transaction, Nick Olynyk said, “I would like to thank Christopher Kampe and the Dresner team for helping us complete this transaction. By partnering with Rock Mountain Capital and VCM Products, we expect growth across multiple channels to accelerate exponentially. Our combined industry experience, technology and management teams create a true synergy of product, knowledge and ambition within the consumer pest control space.” Steven M. Dresner, President of Dresner Partners said, “The combination of Vic West Brands with VCM Products creates a very strong portfolio of complimentary and counter seasonal brands. We look forward to watching the combined entities expand their market leadership in the natural, plant-based pest and insect control product categories.” Christopher Kampe, Managing Director, Consumer and Retail at Dresner Partners, who led the project team added, “This highly synergistic transaction brings together the Grandpa Gus’s, BuggyBeds, and EcoBuggy natural pest-repellant brands. While VCM Products are well known in the mosquito repellent and bed bug categories, and sell through major national big box retailers, Vic West Brands, DBA Grandpa Gus’s, is best known for rodent repellents and are sold primarily through the direct-to-consumer and online marketplace channels.” About Dresner Partners Dresner Partners is a FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dallas, Texas, and Palo Alto, Calif. For more than 30 years, Dresner Partners has provided financial advisory services to middle-market companies throughout the world including merger and acquisitions advisory, institutional private placements of debt and equity, financial restructuring, valuations, and strategic consulting services. Dresner Partners has extensive international and cross-border transaction experience and is a member of Mergers Alliance, one of the world’s leading global mergers and acquisitions partnerships focused on the middle market. An affiliated company, Dresner Corporate Services, is a strategic communications firm specializing in public relations, investor relations and corporate development. More information is available at www.dresnerpartners.com . You can also follow Dresner Partners on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DresnerPartners . For Media Inquiries
BuggyBeds Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was BuggyBeds founded?
BuggyBeds was founded in 2011.
What is BuggyBeds's latest funding round?
BuggyBeds's latest funding round is Acq - Fin.
How much did BuggyBeds raise?
BuggyBeds raised a total of $250K.
Who are the investors of BuggyBeds?
Investors of BuggyBeds include Rock Mountain Capital, Mark Cuban, Kevin O'Leary, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and 3 more.
Who are BuggyBeds's competitors?
Competitors of BuggyBeds include Valpas Enterprises and 4 more.
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