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GVG was a true partner in Whitney's success. Their deep operating
and industry experience helped us grow and transform the business.
CEO, Whitney Auto Group
Founded in 1899, Sheplers is the world's largest, most profitable,
and most recognized multi-channel retailer of western wear,
offering (i) a full line of men's, women's and children's western
boots, jeans, apparel, decor, gifts and accessories in destination
stores concentrated in the Midwest, Southwest and West, (ii) a four
season catalog with national circulation, and (iii) a website (www.
Sheplers.com), serving customers in over 180 countries.
Whitney Auto Group
Founded in 1915, Whitney Automotive Group is the nation's largest
and most profitable catalog and internet retailer of after-market
auto parts. J.C. Whitney is the industry's most recognized and
liked brand. Whitney operates two stores, attracts 50 million+
visitors to our websites, mails 30 million+ catalogs annually, and
sells the industry's largest assortment of 1.3 million items.
Past Investments (30+)
- Sectors: consumer products, specialty retail, direct marketing,
e-commerce, consumer services, social networking, software
- Channels: Store, mail, phone, internet, mobile
- Categories: apparel and accessories, home, health and beauty,
sporting goods, consumer electronics, outdoors, gourmet
foods, gifts, pet care, collectibles, aftermarket auto parts,
religious, children's, toys, flowers, footwear, kitchen, jewelry
Lojas Americanas S.A. [BOVESPA: LAME3 (common) and LAME4
(preferred)] is Brazil’s largest retail chain of eponymous stores -
700 stores across all 24 states and the federal territory. Stores
operate in two formats – Traditional (1,400 sq. mt., 60,000 SKUs)
and Express (400 sq. mt., 15,000 SKUs). It is the leading Brazilian
retailer across several categories including home, leisure, beauty,
infant, toys, chocolates and candies, lingerie and CDs. It owns a
59.58% stake in B2W. Market cap. is approximately US$8 billion.
B2W [BOVESPA: BTOW3] is the world's second largest pure play
internet retailer, and the largest digital company in Latin America
(Latam), the world's fastest growing digital retail market. It's three
core business include americanas.com, Latam's largest internet
retailer; submarino.com, Latam's largest pure-play internet
retailer, most beloved digital brand and the world's most followed
internet retailer on Twitter: and Shoptime, Latam's largest TV
based digital shopping network. Its ancillary businesses include
Submarino Viagens, one of Latam's top 3 online travel agencies;
ingresso.com, Latam's largest ticketing site; soubarato.com, an
online retail closeout site; Submarino Finance, a leading online
credit provider; and Blockbuster Online/VOD, Latam's leading
online video rental and streaming service; and Latam’s largest
outsourcing business for third party e-commerce services. B2W is
the leading mobile retailer in Latin America selling products, event
tickets and travel solutions. B2W is Latam’s #1 digital retailer in
sales across 37 product categories including electronics, home,
appliances, beauty, toys, outdoors, books, music, video games,
infant, sporting goods, leisure and automotive. B2W is listed on
the BM&FBOVESPA exchange as a Novo Mercado company, the
highest level accorded for corporate governance in Brazil.
For more than thirty years, Jessica’s has been a trusted partner to
premium brands and retailers to maximize growth and profitability
from the off-price channel while maintaining strong brand integrity.
Experts in Los Angeles, New York and Milan provide
comprehensive services, including merchandising, product
planning, distribution, and financing. Jessica's helps brands
monetize excess merchandise; and develop lucrative licensing
and SMU programs.