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Hilco Brands

Investing in and Revitalizing Iconic Brands

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Hilco Brands specializes in the acquisition and re-positioning of under-leveraged iconic consumer and retail brands and/or brand IP.  Our approach is to deliver strategic, operational, and investment capital solutions to restore or reintroduce consumer and retail brands to profitability, accelerated growth and significantly enhanced value.  Hilco Brands has deep expertise in converting highly recognized and iconic brand IP into profitable licensing businesses across the globe.  Our investments focus on consumer/retail brand intellectual property and brand operating companies that often need revitalization but have maintained strong recognizable brand identity and heritage.

Our brand leadership team offers a diverse background of consumer investing and operating expertise that assists, guides and/or installs company management or licensing management to unlock the true potential of these iconic brands. Over 30 years Hilco Brands has successfully invested in both traditional “growth” and “restructuring/turnaround” situations in the public and private sectors.

Hilco Brands Portfolio
Bandier
Founded in 2014, the company has a wide range of clothing, footwear, & accessories designed by emerging brands, enabling women to purchase luxury clothing & sportswear in a convenient, hassle-free manner.
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Win Brands
Win Brands is a modern brand holding company that specializes in buying and building brands by acquiring exceptional, customer-focused companies with a curated portfolio of businesses.
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P448
P448 is an Italian footwear brand rooted in the belief that eclecticism, design innovation and experimentation lie at the heart of self-expression.
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Le Tigre
The Le Tigre brand successfully became one of the most recognized apparel icons for several decades, with a range of designs that all carried the “leaping tiger” logo.
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MUNICIPAL
StreetTrend (a Hilco Global Company) and leading footwear design, manufacturing, distribution, and retail business known for its P448 luxury sneakers has a strategic partnership with apparel brand MUNICIPAL to develop an exclusive line of sneakers.
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Longaberger
Longaberger, founded by Dave Longaberger in 1973, is an American home and collectibles brand known for artisanal handcrafted and home décor products.
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Haute Hippie
The Haute Hippie brand is known for its strong fashion-forward designs targeting the well-traveled woman with an international flair and a comfortable bohemian style.
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Under the Canopy
Under the Canopy is grounded in sustainable production. The brand makes beautiful, affordable, authentic home and lifestyle products that make the earth — and every room in your home safer, healthier, & more stylish.
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StreetTrend LLC
StreetTrend LLC is a house of new global brands in the men’s and women’s fashion sector, with a focus on footwear (from sneakers to lifestyle) for the consumer who seeks fashion, technology and fit.
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Altec Lansing
Altec Lansing has been innovating since 1927. Altec Lansing is an American audio electronics company providing speakers and associated audio electronics for professional, home, automotive, and multimedia applications.
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PowerBilt
The brand was previously owned by Hillerich & Bradsby, the owners of the Louisville Slugger bat brand. PowerBilt is a golf brand with a rich 100-year history.
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Denby
Established in 1809, Denby Pottery Company manufactures high-quality stoneware from its Derbyshire factory, where it also welcomes 250,000 visitors a year to the Denby Visitor Centre.
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Halston
Halston is an iconic luxury fashion brand. Throughout its history, Halston has launched some of the most influential fashion trends and inspired some of the most renowned creative designers in the fashion industry.
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Xcel Brands
XCEL is a consumer products and live streaming media company generating over $500 Million in annual retail sales.
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Misco
Improving lives by being the preferred US manufacturer of cleaning solutions and coatings.
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Hillier's
Founded in 1914 in Sydney, Australia by Ernest Hillier, Hillier’s is Australia’s oldest chocolate company.
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Clipper Marine
UK leading new and used boats sales website. Specialists in yachts and motor boats.
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Earth Shoes
Eco-conscious means always evolving. The Earth Shoes journey began with the inaugural Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Since then, the company learned a lot more about shoes and their impact on the world. As the planet evolves, so do earth shoes and their story.
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Swims
SWIMS debuted their vibrant update of the galosh in 2006; its instant success soon spawned a range of innovative, weather-friendly footwear and apparel, enabling people to take on the world—whatever the weather.
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High Ridge Brands
Starting with ZEST® in 2010, HRB Brands has gone to serve as a platform for strategic acquisitions across the personal care category, gradually adding household brand names such as V05®, COAST®, SGX NYC®, THICKER FULLER HAIR®, and LA LOOKS®.
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For over 30 years Hilco Brands has built one of the most successful and comprehensive consumer and retail brand practices servicing the marketplace.  We offer unique and customized solutions, including the following:

  1. Accurate brand valuation analysis and expertise
  2. Extensive toolbox of operating strategies and management teams to help maximize brand value
  3. Investment capital to expand and support growth
  4. Proven advisory and consulting practice to support and revitalize the business
Hilco Brands Leaders
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Of all the assets a company owns, the brand reputation is the most important and the toughest asset to build and sustain. Management changes. Factories shut down. Machinery wears out. Inventories get depleted. Technology becomes obsolete. Building a strong and sustainable brand perception is the true foundation on which business leaders can build enduring, profitable growth.

Gary C. Epstein
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Executive Vice President at Hilco Global

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Of all the assets a company owns, the brand reputation is the most important and the toughest asset to build and sustain. Management changes. Factories shut down. Machinery wears out. Inventories get depleted. Technology becomes obsolete. Building a strong and sustainable brand perception is the true foundation on which business leaders can build enduring, profitable growth.

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Eric W. Kaup
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Executive Vice President – General Counsel at Hilco Global

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Jeffrey B. Hecktman

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Hilco Global
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David Peress

Executive Vice President
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Jarrod Anderson

Senior Vice President
Hilco Enterprise Valuation Services
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Geoffrey Frankel

Chief Executive Officer & Senior Managing Director
Hilco Corporate Finance
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Michael Appel

Managing Director
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Prior portfolio brands and companies that Hilco Brands has successfully grown and sold include:

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  • Polaroid
  • Bombay Brands
  • Ellen Tracy®
  • Caribbean Joe®
  • The Sharper Image®
  • Tommy Armour Golf® & Ram Golf
  • Bob Marley
  • Linen’s and Things
  • The Bargain Shop
  • HMV
  • Otto International
  • Sequential Brands Group (OTC:SQBG)
  • Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ: ICON)
  • The Sports Authority
  • Sycamore Capital
  • Golden Gate Capital
  • Designer Brands Inc.
  • Pohlad Family
  • Cath Kidston