US Capital Partners to Secure an Investment Facility for Wham-O®
Private investment bank backs world-renowned American toy manufacturer and marketer, to support the accelerated growth of its recently launched lineup of new consumer brands.
SAN FRANCISCO, February 2015 – US Capital Partners Inc. has been engaged by Wham-O Marketing, Inc. (“Wham-O”), a global leader in the toy and lifestyle industries, to raise an investment facility to support strategic growth initiatives. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Wham-O manufactures and markets some of the most recognizable consumer brands in the world today, including Slip ’N Slide®, Hula Hoop®, Frisbee®, and Hacky Sack®.
Headquartered in San Francisco, US Capital Partners is a full-service private investment bank that makes direct debt investments between $500,000 and $30 million, participates in debt facilities, and underwrites debt and equity private placements. The firm has a proven track record in securing well-structured financing for middle market companies across a wide range of industries, and a history of successful closings in the consumer discretionary sector.
“Wham-O is currently at an inflection point in its international expansion, having just launched a range of additional exciting new products and brands,” said Kyle Aguilar, CEO at Wham-O. “We are delighted to be collaborating with US Capital Partners and its experienced team of investment bankers. Our continued success and entrepreneurial spirit depend upon building smart partnerships, and US Capital Partners represents just the committed financing partner we are looking for as we move into the next phase of strategic growth.”
“We are pleased to be arranging financing for this leading American toy manufacturing and marketing firm,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO at US Capital Partners. “Wham-O and US Capital Partners are both headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. As many US manufacturers have been continuing to shift their operations overseas, we recognized an opportunity to partner with an established company that has a history and track record of worldwide success, but that is still striving to maintain its California footprint. We are extremely pleased to be supporting Wham-O’s continued success.”
With over 65 years of cultural and commercial significance, and with a lineup of consumer products that appeal to people of all ages, the Wham-O® brand remains synonymous with fun, play, and sport. Wham-O manufactures and markets some of the most recognizable consumer brands in the world today, from classics like Frisbee® discs, Slip ’N Slide® water slides, and Hula Hoop® toy hoops, to outdoor brands like Morey®, Boogie® body boards, Snow Boogie® sleds, and BZ® Pro Boards.
Wham-O is a company and lifestyle brand that is steeped in the American cultural tradition of classic, well-made products. Wham-O continues its success and entrepreneurial spirit by building smart alliances with inventors that are aligned with Wham-O’s mission of bringing new products to market that promote our ongoing commitment to the highest quality, and to bringing families, friends, and teammates together during every season of the year – indoors and out.
About US Capital Partners Inc.
Since 1998, US Capital Partners (www.uscapitalpartners.net) has been providing well-structured, custom financing solutions to private and public companies in the United States and abroad. Headquartered in San Francisco, US Capital Partners is a full-service private investment bank that makes direct debt investments between $500,000 and $30 million, participates in debt facilities, and underwrites debt and equity private placements. The firm also offers financial advisory services for buy-side and sell-side engagements and for capital formation, including early-stage financings requiring equity or debt.
To learn more about how your business can secure the funding it needs, email Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 889-1010.