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 Miami.
About E&A Companies
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, E&A Companies (www.ea-companies.com) is a privately held corporation that specializes in turning great products into great brands. E&A is not a private equity firm and does not seek to “buy and flip” companies; rather, E&A is an operator of companies and a partner to ownership groups working to achieve long term value creation through a disciplined yet unique management style. E&A consists of a diverse and talented team of experienced entrepreneurial operators who work with company founders and family run businesses to accelerate growth. E&A’s unique management style allows it to remain fluid while continually driving value creation and maximizing a company’s potential over the long term.
As a recent example, E&A’s unique management style is evidenced with Udi’s Gluten Free Foods. Utilizing innovative consumer engagement platforms and a non-traditional industry approach to sales and marketing, E&A was able to drive Udi’s from 2009 sales of $6 million to a run rate of $100 million by May of 2012. Similarly over the past 30 years, E&A has driven a CAGR in excess of 20% at virtually all of the companies in which it has invested.
E&A’s current portfolio includes Escape Campervans, Lyssé®, Con-Tech Lighting, and Ultra Solutions. Past portfolio successes include Dynaloy (divested to Eastman Chemical, Inc.), Gilchrist & Soames (divested to Swander Pace Capital), and Car Brite (divested to Valvoline).