John Kemp completes the sale of Brow Art 23 through a Chapter 11 Section 363 sale process

Ravinia Capital LLC (“Ravinia”), a Chicago-based investment bank focused on sell-side M&A for middle market companies, is pleased to announce the sale of Perfect Brow Art, Inc. et al. (d/b/a Brow Art 23) through a Chapter 11 Section 363 sale process. The transaction closed in late September 2019.

Due in part to declining foot traffic in shopping malls, higher rents and increased labor costs, Brow Art 23 (“BA23”) and its affiliated companies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late January 2019. At the time of filing the company had a total of 187 company-owned and franchised stores located across the United States.

Once the Bankruptcy Court approved its retention, Ravinia under the leadership of John Kemp worked quickly to launch a full-scale sales process, and marketed BA23 to various private equity firms and strategic buyers. Working closely with BA23’s other professional advisors, Ravinia was able to identify a Stalking Horse Bidder, negotiate bid documents, and then bring additional prospective buyers to the auction. Upon closing the company was preserved as a going concern, helping save jobs and positioning BA23 for future growth.

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