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Capstone Partners Advises Tiny Love on Sale to Dorel Industries Inc.

January 2014

Tel Aviv, Israel - Capstone Partners LLC, a leading investment banking firm, announced that it has successfully advised Tiny Love Ltd. on its acquisition by Dorel Industries, Inc.
 
Tiny Love is an award-winning baby products and developmental toy company headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices located in the U.S. and China.  Operating in over 50 countries worldwide, the company’s sales for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 were approximately US$45 million.  Tiny Love is a recognized innovator in developmental toys for babies and toddlers and is known for its strong research in the study of baby development. 

Tiny Love President Fredy Aboukrat said that the clear strength of the company is being an expert in satisfying both baby's developmental needs and those of their parents.  "We are always on the lookout for the next innovation that will stimulate baby's skills and senses and help parents and caregivers enjoy their time together during those first immensely exciting years.  We maintain a youthful, enthusiastic company atmosphere that nurtures the creative spirit which we incorporate with our unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality.  We see Dorel's entrepreneurial culture as the perfect fit and see exciting potential going forward."

Headquartered in Montreal, with annual sales of US$2.6 billion and facilities located in twenty-four countries, Dorel Industries is a world class juvenile products and bicycle company.  "We are delighted to be acquiring Tiny Love, a proven and well-known juvenile products company within our industry.  They have growing brand recognition that is synonymous with child developmental excellence.  With their strong distribution network in diverse markets, this latest investment further solidifies our position as a global leader in the juvenile industry and expands the geographies in which we operate.  Tiny Love is particularly strong in Eastern Europe which is an important part of our growth strategy," stated Dorel President and CEO, Martin Schwartz.

“We are extremely proud to represent a company of Tiny Love’s quality and leadership,” said John Ferrara, Founder and President of Capstone.  “Tiny Love’s product line and geographic reach is complementary to Dorel's and we believe both companies will benefit greatly from the synergies inherent in this acquisition.  Moreover, we are honored as a firm to have participated in the culmination of the Oren family business legacy in Israel.”

 

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Consumer Goods Deal of the Year

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John Ferrara

Founder & CEO
"The Capstone team was always there for us.  Nothing got in their way; not time zones (there was a seven hour difference), nights, weekends or holidays.  It was a complex transaction involving three countries and different business cultures.  In tough times, the Capstone team was always poised and looking forward to deliver solutions.  What struck me, after working with other investment banking firms, is Capstone’s 'get it done' approach – they consistently reached out for additional activities versus only 'overseeing the process'.  Capstone achieved a significant premium for our company and I highly recommend the firm.  They were real partners for our team." 
Rammy Ringel
Board Member
Tiny Love