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FOODABLE LISTS VEGGIE GRILL AS TOP SOCIAL MEDIA BRAND

Portfolio Company: Veggie Grill Foodable’s Fast Casual Top 100 Social Brands 2016 Report highlights up-and-coming fast casual superstars and is the ultimate view on how fast casual brands are perceived by consumers in the digital landscape. To be in the Top 100, especially when competing against almost 2,000 other fast casual brands, is a huge…

Veggie Grill Named One of 2016’s Most Innovative Consumer Brands

Portfolio Company: Veggie Grill listed as one of CircleUp’s most innovative consumer brands of 2016. For the fourth consecutive year, CircleUp scoured the country to identify and celebrate the 25 most innovative brands of the year. The winners are going against the grain, breathing new life into staid consumer categories and creating new categories entirely.…

More exits in 2014 than new deals

Firm News “It is definitely a seller’s market,” Brentwood Associates partner Bill Barnum told Private Equity Analyst. U.S. private equity firms posted a record year in 2014, making 448 exits with a total value of $175.28 billion, compared with 344 exits and $125.04 billion for all of 2013. “[Brentwood] will exit a couple of its…

Brentwood Associates acquires Excelligence Learning Corporation

Portfolio Company: Excelligence Learning Corporation Brentwood Associates announced that it has acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, headquartered in Monterey, California. The company provides a full-line selection of branded, private label, and proprietary products across several categories, including arts and crafts, infant and toddler, active play,…