New York – October 6, 2021– AEA Investors’ (“AEA” or the “Firm”) Middle Market Private Equity team announced today that its fund has completed the sale of Springs Window Fashions (“Springs” or the “Company”) to a financial sponsor. Springs is a leading manufacturer of custom window coverings serving the residential and commercial end markets.
Founded in 1939, Springs has a long history of and track record of success in the window coverings industry. Under AEA’s ownership, the Springs team led by CEO Eric Jungbluth implemented a series of commercial and operational improvement initiatives including enhancing Springs’ organizational structure, revamping its channel focus and go-to-market strategy, repositioning its brands, driving new product innovation and investments in technology tools, expanding into the European markets through strategic M&A and creating significant margin enhancement through pricing and operational improvement programs. These initiatives enabled Springs to realize strong growth and profitability, and the Company remains well-positioned to continue to drive share in a favorable macro environment. This transaction underscores the Firm’s success in partnering with proven management teams to build market-leading companies in the building products industry.
AEA Investors LP was founded in 1968 by the Rockefeller, Mellon and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co. as a private investment vehicle for a select group of industrial family offices with substantial assets. AEA has an extraordinary global network built over many years which includes leading industrial families, business executives and leaders; many of whom invest with AEA as active individual investors and/or join its portfolio company boards or act in other advisory roles. Today, AEA’s approximately 100 investment professionals operate globally with offices in New York, Stamford, San Francisco, London, Munich and Shanghai. The firm manages funds that have over $15 billion of invested and committed capital including the leveraged buyouts of middle market companies and small business companies, growth capital and mezzanine and senior debt investments.
About Springs Window Fashions
Springs is a leading manufacturer of custom window coverings serving residential and commercial end markets. The company’s products include shades, blinds, shutters, soft coverings and awnings sold through a portfolio of market-leading brands including Graber, Horizons, Bali, SunSetter, Mariak, Mecho, SWFcontract, Vitale and B&C International.
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