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Cycle Gear, Inc.

A portfolio company of Harvest Partners, LP

Piper Jaffray served as exclusive financial advisor to Cycle Gear, Inc. and Harvest Partners, LP on its sale to J.W. Childs Associates, LP.

Client Description

Founded in 1974, Cycle Gear is the only omni‐channel national retailer dedicated to motorsports riders and enthusiasts. The company operates 112 stores in 34 states, has a significant and growing online business and distributes more than 13 million catalogs annually. Cycle Gear is known for a differentiated store experience, with retail locations designed for and staffed by motorcycle enthusiasts and is highly engaged with its customer base, sponsoring more than 1,000 bike nights and more than 150 events and community rides annually. Cycle Gear is headquartered in Benicia, California.

Counterparty Description

Founded in 1995, Boston‐based J.W. Childs Associates is an established private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of middle‐market growth companies. With a focus on consumer products, specialty retail and healthcare services businesses, J.W. Childs has invested approximately $3 billion of equity capital in more than 40 businesses with an aggregate enterprise value at the time of investment of more than $12 billion. J.W. Childs is currently investing out of its 2014 vintage fourth fund.


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