Brentwood Associates

Brentwood Associates is a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm based in Los Angeles. Founded in 1972, Brentwood has an extensive history of investing in leading middle-market growth companies. Brentwood focuses on investments in growing businesses where it is able to leverage its experience in areas such as: branded consumer products; consumer and business services; direct marketing, including direct mail and e-commerce; education; health and wellness; restaurants; and specialty retail. Since 1984, Brentwood's dedicated private equity team has invested in 42 portfolio companies with an aggregate transaction value of over $5 billion. Brentwood is investing out of its ninth private equity fund and has assets under management of over $650 million.

Rahul Aggarwal

Partner

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Jonathan Ang

Principal

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Aryan Assar

Associate

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Bill Barnum

Partner

William Barnum

Partner

Laura Boyd

Associate

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Andrew Breger

Senior Associate

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Andrew Carlin

Associate

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Michael Chernauskas

Private Equity Associate

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Peter Edelson

VP

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Daniel Eder

Associate

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Ryan L. Foltz

Principal

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Roger Goddu

Senior Advisor

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Tina Guo

Associate

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Deepak Janardan

Senior Associate

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Katharine Ketcham

Associate

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Daniel Larson

Associate

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Aditya Manikantan

Associate

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Edward L. McCall

Special Limited Partner

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Patrick McGrorey

Senior Associate

Craig Milius

Partner

Steve Moore

Partner

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Rachel Presser

Principal

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Chris G. Reekie

Principal

Eric Reiter

Partner

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Christopher Scherer

VP

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Stephanie Siu

VP

Jay Sung

Operating Partner | Marketing

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Matthew Whelan

MD, Finance and Operations, CFO, Chief Compliance Officer

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Toros Yeremyan

Principal

35 past transactions

MedBridge

Venture Round in 2021
MedBridge Inc. provides an online education platform for clinicians and healthcare organizations that give access to continuing education courses, patient education tools, and home exercise programs. It offers solutions in various disciplines that include physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, speech-language pathology, and nursing. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Upward Projects

Venture Round in 2017
Upward Projects, LLC operates restaurants that offer wines and beers, cocktails, and food. It also operates an ice cream parlor that serves homemade ice creams, pastries, and coffees. It operates various restaurants, such as Postino, Windsor, Churn, Federal Pizza, and Joyride. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Watermill Express

Acquisition in 2021
Watermill Express is a national leader in refill stations that provide affordable, sustainable, safe drinking water and ice in a convenient drive-up format. The Company operates and franchises nearly 1,300 stations across 9 states, predominantly across the West Coast and Sunbelt regions.

J.McLaughlin

Acquisition in 2015
J.McLaughlin is a retail company providing clothing and accessories.

Snooze, LLC

Private Equity Round in 2020
Snooze Import Export LLC operates restaurants. It also offers catering services. The company also sells T-shirts, hats, baby bibs, and frisbees online. Snooze Import Export LLC was founded in 2006 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Allen Edmonds

Acquisition in 2013
Allen Edmonds began handcrafting Made in U.S.A. shoes in 1922 on the shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. Today we continue this manufacturing tradition and offer the finest men's dress and casual shoes available featuring classic American styling and fine craftsmanship. Our product is complemented by our retail Master Fitters who have earned their title by fitting over 3,000 customers (and counting), making them experts when it comes to helping you find a pair of Allen Edmonds that will feel like they were tailored especially for your feet. Allen Edmonds prides itself on using superior leathers such as calf skin and cordovan. These materials are combined with cork footbeds to create unmatched comfort. Our shoes remain in the last for at least 24 hours to ensure that they hold their shape for a lifetime. Allen Edmonds style is about more than just fashion and materials. It is about conveying a classic look while retaining versatility and durability.

Credentials Solutions

Private Equity Round in 2018
Credentials Solutions is a technology intensive service company that provides comprehensive business process solutions to more than 500 higher education institutions and municipalities across the United States. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in suburban Chicago, Credentials Solutions established itself as an innovator in student records management with the introduction of a patented online degree and enrollment verification service. Since then, Credentials Solutions has consistently demonstrated its staying power and creativity through a succession of groundbreaking service introductions. Beginning with web-based ordering backed up by a highly trained customer service organization, Credentials Solutions has developed a suite of services that fully automate the ordering, processing, rendering and fulfillment of complex transactions involving academic transcripts, diplomas, campus parking permits and municipal vehicle registrations. Credentials Solutions is in a perpetual state of evolution as we’re constantly on the lookout for processes in need of streamlining and transactions requiring integration, enhanced security and control.

L Nutra

Private Equity Round in 2021
L-Nutra is a Science, Technology company that specializes in researchers and collaborators are leaders in the field of nutrition.
Excelligence Learning is a developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of over 20,000 innovative, high-quality and grade-appropriate educational products and teaching solutions, which are sold primarily to early childhood learning centers, elementary schools, PTAs, and consumers. The company has three core divisions: Supplies (Discount School Supply, Really Good Stuff, SmarterKids, and Environments), Equipment (Children's Factory, Angeles and Steffy Wood Products), and Services (Educational Products, Inc., ChildCare Education Institute). With over 30 years of experience serving children, educators and parents, Excelligence's diversified portfolio of leading brands delivers quality, innovation, service and value on a global scale. Leading proprietary brands include: Colorations, BioColor, and Excellerations.

Soft Surroundings

Acquisition in 2012
Soft Surroundings is a clothing store chain specifically designed for women of all ages, tall or small.

Soapstone Networks

Series B in 1998
Soapstone Networks (formerly Avici Systems) developer of Terabit Switch/Router technology aimed at providing the next generation of high performance, IP-based routers to carriers and Internet Service Providers worldwide. Soapstone Networks got liquidated in 2009 July.

Boston Proper, LLC

Acquisition in 2016
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Boston Proper is a specialty retailer of women’s high-end apparel and accessories inspired by women who are fearlessly feminine, enviably chic and possess the poise and confidence to Wear It Like No One Else:registered:. Characterized by highly differentiated merchandise and a desirable and aspirational look, the brand emphasizes an iconic, classy and sexy aesthetic, delivering on-trend styles with age-appropriate fits that cultivate glamour and inspire individuality. Boston Proper merchandise is available nationwide by direct mail catalog and online at bostonproper.com.

Jefferson Dental Care

Acquisition in 2017
Jefferson Dental Care is a leading dental support organization with 53 affiliated clinics throughout Texas. Jefferson’s affiliated clinics offer a broad range of general dentistry, orthodontic, and other specialty dental services, and are committed to providing high quality and affordable care. For more information about Jefferson, please visit www.jeffersondentalclinics.com.

Pacifica Beauty

Private Equity Round in 2022
Pacifica Beauty LLC manufactures beauty products. It offers makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails; skincare products, such as cleansers, serums, moisturizers, masks, mists, makeup removing wipes, and lip care products; suncare products, including sprays, lotions, aftersun care, bronzing, and others; hair care products, which include shampoos, conditioners, and treatment and styling products; bath and body products, such as lotions, washes, scrubs, deodorants, and oils; perfumes; and wellness products, including beauty powders, drops, and gummies. The company also offers gift cards. It offers its products through stores, as well as online. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Portland, Oregon.

Service Management Group, Inc.

Acquisition in 2021
SMG combines technology and insights that keeps its users informed and advances brands to the next level of customer and employee loyalties and it connects the links between employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and financial performance. SMG offers its users with solutions such as customer experiences, brand researching, and employee engagement services. It provides services for industries such as restaurants, retail, convenience store, travel and entertainment, grocery, and services. Client partners of the company are Applebee’s, Wawa, McDonalds, GIANT EAGLE, TACO BELL, and KOHL’s. SMG is based in the United States and the company was founded in 1991 by Michael Aronson.

Service Management Group, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2021
SMG combines technology and insights that keeps its users informed and advances brands to the next level of customer and employee loyalties and it connects the links between employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and financial performance. SMG offers its users with solutions such as customer experiences, brand researching, and employee engagement services. It provides services for industries such as restaurants, retail, convenience store, travel and entertainment, grocery, and services. Client partners of the company are Applebee’s, Wawa, McDonalds, GIANT EAGLE, TACO BELL, and KOHL’s. SMG is based in the United States and the company was founded in 1991 by Michael Aronson.

Sundance Catalog

Acquisition in 2012
Sundance Catalog Company offers a predominantly exclusive, eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry and accessories.

Khepri Pharmaceuticals

Venture Round in 1993
Khepri Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company that develops proteases and their inhibitors as therapeutics. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

SAXX Underwear

Venture Round in 2016
SAXX Underwear was founded in 2006 based on the need to design better men's underwear. After 16 prototypes and months of research and development, SAXX was introduced to the market with a revolutionary patented technology. It is the best performance and lifestyle solution on the market.

Soapstone Networks

Series A in 1997
Soapstone Networks (formerly Avici Systems) developer of Terabit Switch/Router technology aimed at providing the next generation of high performance, IP-based routers to carriers and Internet Service Providers worldwide. Soapstone Networks got liquidated in 2009 July.

Pacific Catch

Private Equity Round in 2016
Pacific Catch, Inc. operates a chain of seafood restaurants in the Bay Area. Its menu includes starters, sushi, salads, fish and chips, signature sandwiches, island tacos/pan-Asian rice bowls, sides and desserts, food for kids, drinks, and wine. The company also offers catering services and food delivery services. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Corte Madera, California with additional locations in Palo Alto, Dublin, Corte Madera, Cupertino, Campbell, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek, California.

Blaze Pizza

Private Equity Round in 2017
Blaze Pizza, LLC owns and operates a chain of fast-casual pizza stores in the United States. It offers signature pizzas, salads, drinks, and desserts. The company also sells T-shirts and gift cards online. Blaze Pizza, LLC was formerly known as PYR Pizza, LLC and changed its name to Blaze Pizza, LLC in February 2012. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Pasadena, California with additional offices in New York, Maryland, Indiana, Arizona, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Atlanta, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, and Colorado; Vancouver and Oakville, Canada; and Kuwait.

Chicken Salad Chick

Acquisition in 2019
Chicken Salad Chick is a restaurant that sells food products to its clients. The restaurant’s product portfolio consists of chicken salad, gourmet soup, and side salad. It sells 15 varieties of chicken salad to its clients. Furthermore, the restaurant provides its users with a mobile application that enables them to view the nutritional contents of their food. Chicken Salad Chick was founded in 2008 by Kevin and Stacy Brown and is based in Alabama.

Veggie Grill

Series E in 2016
The Veggie Grill, Inc. owns and operates a chain of vegetarian restaurants in California, Oregon, Washington, and Illinois. The company offers salads, sandwiches, snacks, and more. It also provides catering services for office lunches, parties, and picnics. The Veggie Grill, Inc. was formerly known as Better Eating Concepts, LLC. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Genta

Venture Round in 1991
Genta Incorporated is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the identification, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of people with cancer. Genta has built a broad portfolio of proprietary products in various stages of clinical development. The Company’s drugs include Ganite (gallium nitrate injection), tesetaxel, and oral gallium.

Veggie Grill

Series D in 2013
The Veggie Grill, Inc. owns and operates a chain of vegetarian restaurants in California, Oregon, Washington, and Illinois. The company offers salads, sandwiches, snacks, and more. It also provides catering services for office lunches, parties, and picnics. The Veggie Grill, Inc. was formerly known as Better Eating Concepts, LLC. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Afterburn Holdings

Acquisition in 2019
Afterburn Holdings is a leading franchisee and area representative of Orangetheory Fitness, founded in 2013 and headquartered in Houston, Texas. The Company operates 12 Orangetheory Fitness studios and oversees an additional eight studios in the greater Houston market.

KeyMe, Inc.

Series E in 2020
KeyMe, Inc. develops KeyMe, a mobile application that allows users to store, copy, share, and duplicate their physical keys using a digital scan. Its KeyMe supports various types, including home, office, mailbox, padlock, Mul-T-Lock, and select Medeco keys in its mobile app and kiosks. The company offers custom keys, including sports teams, movie characters, and designer; and accessories ranging from emergency chargers to bottle openers. It provides its products and services through retailers. KeyMe, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in New York, New York.

The Teaching Company

Acquisition in 2006
The Teaching Company is the nation's leading developer and marketer of engaging, premium-quality college level courses for lifelong learners to enjoy via audio or video streaming, mobile apps, downloads, or discs delivered to the home. Under The Great Courses brand, the company is ranked #246 on the Internet Retailer 500. The company's media titles are unique in that they feature the world's greatest professors but are written and produced specifically for the convenience of lifelong learners. As of 2015, The Great Courses offers nearly 15,000 lectures via apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Roku, and Kindle Fire, plus DVD, CD, streaming and download formats in subjects spanning science, math, history, fine arts, music, religion, philosophy, literature, business, health and wellness, and personal and professional development. Certain titles are developed and co-branded with content partners including The Culinary Institute of America, National Geographic, and The Smithsonian. In addition to direct sales, The Great Courses titles are available via The Great Courses Plus, a subscription video-on-demand service, and can also be found on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, cable TV video on demand, Audible.com, SiriusXM Radio, Virgin America in-flight video, Delta Airlines, Craftsy, and a growing number of other digital channels.

Marshall Retail Group

Acquisition in 2014
The Marshall Retail Group, LLC owns and operates retail stores in casino-hotels and airports in the United States and Canada. It operates news and gifts, souvenir, candy, licensed, airport, and casino stores, as well as men’s and women’s apparel and accessories stores. The Marshall Retail Group, LLC was founded in 1955 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada with other locations in the United States. As of December 20, 2019, The Marshall Retail Group, LLC operates as a subsidiary of WH Smith PLC.

Z Gallerie, LLC

Acquisition in 2014
At Z Gallerie it's all about family. In 1979, three siblings, Joe Zeiden, Carole Malfatti, and Mike Zeiden opened a small poster shop in Sherman Oaks, CA. This new form of art was growing and through hard work and long hours the young entrepreneurs thrived. Together they operated the store during the day and framed posters at night in their parent's garage. Before long the three siblings had a number of locations, moved out of their parent's garage and dreamt of stores that carried more than just poster art. Their vision was to put forth a collection of fashion forward and exclusive home furnishings, art, and accessories at an affordable price. Today, more than 30 years later Z Gallerie stores are an ever-changing combination of stylish, traditional and contemporary designs. Z Gallerie buyers are focused on designing and seeking out products that encompass the best ideas from around the world and right here at home.

MD Now Urgent Care

Acquisition in 2018
MD Now is the largest and fastest growing independent provider of urgent care services in South Florida with locations conveniently located across Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. All of their clinics are open 8am – 8pm, 365 days per year, giving you easy access to care you can trust. Their patients are typically seen and treated in under an hour, without an appointment, making MD Now the ideal provider of the care you need when you need it the most. MD Now takes urgent care a step further, ensuring quality care for higher acuity patients by maintaining a licensed doctor onsite at all times. Their state-of-the-art licensed facilities have been awarded the Certified Urgent Care Center (Category 1) designation from the Urgent Care Association of America and are accredited by the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine, both signifying MD Now’s commitment to the highest level of quality care. MD Now costs a fraction of a trip to the emergency room or hospital-affiliated urgent care. The lower cost setting they provide results in significant savings to the overall healthcare system, in addition to lower copays, out-of-pocket expenses and self-pay rates for their patients. At MD Now, these savings will never come at the cost of quality care.

CLASSWALLET.COM, Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
CLASSWALLET.COM, Inc. provides a funds management and tracking platform for school systems. It offers ClassWallet, a tracking platform for education funds that streamlines the tracking of education funds by minimizing paperwork and administrative overhead. The company's ClassWallet helps customers for their needs in tracking classroom stipends and purchases, unappropriated funds, Title I tracking, student activity funds, grants management, and donations. CLASSWALLET.COM, Inc. is based in Hollywood, Florida.