Indianapolis, IN (December 5, 2016) – E&A Companies is pleased to announce the successful divestiture of ConTech Lighting (www.con-techlighting.com), a leading Chicago-based manufacturer of high-performance and sustainable lighting solutions and fixtures, to New York based Leviton (www.leviton.com). E&A Companies was represented by the Industrials team at Wells Fargo Investment Bank.
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Los Angeles (September 16, 2016) — E&A Companies, a privately held holding company based in Indianapolis, recently purchased Escape Campervans Inc., a Los Angeles based travel rental service company which offers unique and high quality converted camper-vans for rent to the Free Independent Traveler market. Escape has rental locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, and… Read More
New York (January 22, 2013) — E&A Industries, a privately held company based in Indianapolis, recently purchased Lyssé®, a New York based apparel company specializing in body-slimming fashions. Terms for the deal are undisclosed. In 2010, Lyssé® (www.lysse.com) burst on to the American fashion scene with a ready-to-wear line featuring all-in-one torso, tummy and thigh control… Read More
Privately owned in Indianapolis, E&A Industries, specializing in turning great products into great brands, announced that they recently bought New York based apparel company Lysse’s Ready-to-wear Shapewear line. For women who workout and still struggle to lose that stubborn belly bulge, this maybe your solution. Beth Gold Cohen created the idea for Lysse after gaining weight while battling… Read More
Indianapolis investment firm E&A Industries is cashing out of its majority stake in Udi’s Healthy Foods LLC by selling the Denver-based food company to margarine maker Smart Balance Inc. for $125 million.
Paramus, N.J. (May 31, 2012) – Smart Balance, Inc. (NasdaqGM: SMBL) announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC (Udi’s) for $125 million in cash from majority shareholder Hubson Acquisition, LLC, an affiliate of E&A Industries based in Indianapolis, the family of founder Udi Bar-on, and other minority holders. Udi’s… Read More
GilChrist & Soames, a local company owned partly by businessman Al Hubbard, who now directs the National Economic Council, has been sold for $51 million. Buying the Indianapolis maker of soaps, toothpaste and other hotel toiletries is Swander Pace Capital, a San Francisco private-equity firm. The deal is being financed by Allied Capital Corp. of Washington, D.C.
Indianapolis — (BUSINESS WIRE) — E&A Industries, a privately held company headquartered in Indianapolis, today announced the sale of Gilchrist & Soames to San Francisco based private equity group Swander Pace Capital for an undisclosed amount. Allied Capital Corp (NYSE: ALD) provided $51 million in senior debt to support the Swander Pace buyout. E&A Industries… Read More