In July 2013, we made an investment in Billabong, a global action sports apparel wholesale and retail business. In addition to the Billabong brand name, the company sells surf and skate clothing, hardware and accessories under the following brands: RVCA, Sector 9, Honolua Surf, VonZipper, Xcel Wetsuits, Tigerlily, and Element. Billabong was founded in 1973 and is based in Irvine, CA.
In October 2014, we made an investment in Brixton, a lifestyle apparel brand. Founded in 2004, Brixton is based in Oceanside, California.
In July 2013, we acquired 100% of the assets of the Dakine brand, which was carved out of Billabong International Limited. Founded in Hawaii in 1979, Dakine is currently based in Hood River, Oregon. A pioneer in the windsurfing industry, Dakine expanded from surfing accessories into offering specialized packs and bags, gloves, and other technical accessories to the snowboard, ski, surf, skate, bike, kite, and wind communities.
In December 2014, we acquired a majority stake in Fox Head, a global motocross equipment, apparel, and accessory brand. Founded in 1974, Fox is the leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic motocross apparel. Fox is a privately held company with offices in Irvine, CA; Morgan Hill, CA; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and Barcelona, Spain.
In October 2014, we made an investment in HUF Worldwide, a leading designer and wholesaler of premium apparel and footwear. Founded in 2002, HUF is based in Los Angeles, California.
In December 2014, we acquired a majority stake in Hybrid Apparel, a full service design, development, sourcing, and apparel distribution company based in Cypress, California. Founded in 1997, Hybrid has a world-class sourcing and global supply chain infrastructure, with expertise in customer delivery and service across a wide-range of apparel categories and geographies.
In November 2018, we invested in The Juice Plus Company (“Juice Plus+”), a direct seller of whole food-based nutritional products. Founded in 1971, Juice Plus+ primarily focuses on fruit and vegetable capsules and sells in the U.S. and more than 20 countries worldwide.
In December 2016, we acquired Maxi Canada (“Maxi”), a leading manufacturer of premium-quality, frozen poultry products based in St-Lin-Laurentides, Quebec.
In November 2013, we acquired Mervin Manufacturing, a leading producer of snowboards and other board sports equipment selling under its Lib Tech and GNU brands and as a licensee of the ROXY brand. Mervin was a carve-out from Quiksilver, a global action sports apparel company that was in the process of rationalizing its business lines. Mervin’s brands have a strong position as the clear leaders in the premium segment of the snowboard market.
In November 2014, we formed and invested in Renegade Brands. Renegade Brands provides strategic oversight, leadership, and shared services for Altamont’s portfolio companies in the action sports/skate & street sector, including Dakine, Mervin, Girl, HUF, Brixton, Fox, and Hybrid Apparel.
In June of 2011 we invested in the Robert Allen Group, the nation’s leading designer and marketer of decorative fabrics and furnishings to the interior design trade. The Company sells its products under the Beacon Hill, Robert Allen, Robert Allen Contract and Robert Allen @ Home brands. The Company has showroom locations throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and an extensive worldwide agent showroom network.
In July 2013, we formed Tall Tree Foods, an ACP specialty foods holding company. Tall Tree’s first investments include: Richard’s Cajun Foods and Blue Ribbon Bacon and Sausage*. Richard’s, founded in 1981 and based in Lafayette, Louisiana, is a leading manufacturer of a variety of authentic Cajun products. Richard’s has exceptional brand equity and distribution in its core markets. Blue Ribbon has been a leading South East Texas bacon and sausage brand since 1946. The brand has a long history and very high awareness in its core markets.
In May 2014, we acquired a majority stake in Klement Sausage (“Klement’s”), a leading manufacturer of premium sausage based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Founded in 1956, Klement’s has a portfolio of smoked, fresh and summer sausage, snack sticks and deli meats. Klement’s adds to the basis of Tall Tree Foods, an ACP specialty foods holding company.
In August 2016, we acquired The January Company (“January”), a leading manufacturer of Chinese-style meat products based in Kent, Washington. Founded in 1948, the company is renowned for its high quality, authentic and great-tasting Chinese-style sausage and BBQ pork products sold throughout the United States under the Kam Yen Jan and Yangtze brands.