The Company

Christine Taylor Collection

Pennsylvania-based, full service leader in retail visual merchandising.

The Challenge

Sales in 2016 declined rapidly and this 27 year old company found themselves suddenly losing money. The owner had considered an exit strategy for a few years, but the immediate slowdown in retail pushed her to fully explore a sale of the business. Overhead was substantial and without adequate sales to support the fixed costs, the viability of the company was in doubt.

The Process

Equity Partners quickly completed a 45 day marketing process that generated a number of visitors interested in keeping the business alive. Equity Partners narrowed the field of interested prospects and chose Bunzl Corporation as the most logical buyer of the business.

The Solution

After several rounds of negotiations, an entirety offer was selected which allowed the owner to sell all of the assets free and clear, satisfy all liabilities, and provide her an employment agreement which included her continued management of the business. The business continues to operate under new ownership without a single day of interruption for clients or employees.