February 2019

  • Client : Walpole OUtdoors LLC
  • Activity : America's leading direct-to-consumer brand for premium outdoor residential products
  • Sector : Consumer & Retail
  • Acquired by: Argosy Private Equity
  • Transaction Type: Sell-side

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The founder and owner of Walpole Outdoors, LLC has sold the company to Argosy Private Equity. Financial details have not been disclosed.

With an 80+ year legacy, Walpole Outdoors is the nation’s leading direct-to-consumer brand for premium outdoor residential products, admired for superior craftsmanship, unmatched customer service and a timeless, sophisticated design aesthetic. The company is a vertically-integrated manufacturer, marketer and installer of premium fences, mailbox and lantern posts, and outdoor structures including pergolas and arbors offered in both wood and low-maintenance AZEK cellular PVC. Walpole Outdoors offers its products online, as well as through its stores in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.

Argosy Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in mezzanine, emerging growth, late venture, later stage, industry consolidation, corporate divestitures, recapitalization, management and leveraged buyout, control or non-control investments, acquisitions, growth equity financings, mature, and lower middle-market investments. It primarily invests in business services, manufacturing, value-added distribution, aviation services, business franchising, engineered materials, real estate, information technology, industrial electronics, industrial manufacturing, industrial services and utilities. The firm has more than US$600 million of capital under management and expects o further enhance Walpole’s operational capabilities, strategically accelerate growth, while maintaining the Company’s unique design capabilities and brand authenticity.

One of Oaklins’ TMT teams in the US served as the exclusive financial advisor to Walpole Outdoors in its sale to Argosy Private Equity, a Wayne, PA based private equity firm with more than US$600 million of capital under management.

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