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Equity Risk Partners Leads Insurance Due Diligence for Champlain Capital Partners' Acquisition of Stewart McDonald

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In our most recent transaction, Equity Risk Partners led the insurance due diligence for Champlain Capital Partners' acquisition of Stewart McDonald.

Company: Stewart MacDonald, based in Athens, Ohio, is the world's largest e-tailer of specialty tools and parts for customers active in the repair, modification, and construction of guitars and similar fretted musical instruments. Primarily known as a "one-top" source for its branded, niche products, the Company has established several inhouse brands that have sustained customer loyalty throughout its 50-year history. Key products include specialized luthier tools, funers (including Waverly, Slone, and Five-Star brands), pickups and electronics, as well as finishing supplies and educational, "how-to" materials.

Investor: Founded in 2002, Champlain Capital Partners is a small and middle-market private equity fund focused on niche businesses in manufacturing, consumer products, distribution and non-financial services. Champlain is led by investment professionals and operating executives with deep experience and a commitment to working with owners and management teams of small and middle-market companies.

If you would like more information please contact Tony Marcon at tmarcon@equityrisk.com or (415) 874-7103.