Praesidian Capital Holding Company’s Second Round Acquires Big Country Toys
NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Round 2, a leading collectibles company and portfolio company of Praesidian Capital, today announced the acquisition of Big Country Toys (“Big Country” ). Based in Arkansas, Big Country is a designer, manufacturer and retailer of premium toys and collectibles for the farm, ranch and rodeo. The acquisition further expands Round 2’s robust product offering and opens a new growth channel for the rapidly growing company.
Tom Duffy, Praesidian Capital Partner, said: “Round 2 is a world-class leader in the collectables industry that has built its reputation on delivering premium products to a growing and passionate customer base. We are excited to continue to expand the product line across new verticals. and we think the Big Country brand is a great strategic addition to Round 2.”
Tom Lowe, CEO of Round 2, said: “Innovation and quality design have always been at the heart of Round 2’s success, so we are delighted to add the Big Country range. Big Country has experienced impressive growth over the past few years and we see tremendous potential as we bring this new product category to our mass merchant and hobbyist customers. We look forward to working with the Big Country team and building on a great brand.
About Round 2
Based in South Bend, Indiana and founded in 2007, Round 2 is an innovative collectibles company that produces die-cast cars, scale models, including classic cars and spaceships, slot cars and models. other leisure products. The company has dozens of licensing agreements with well-known brands such as General Motors, Ford, Star Trek and Star Wars and sells through major retailers including Walmart, Target and Hobby Lobby. Round 2 also sells through its e-commerce platform – www.autoworldstore.com. The Company also owns several well-known brands, many of which date back to the 1960s. Auto World. Round 2 also has licensing agreements with iconic brands such as Johnny Lightning and Racing Champions. For more information, visit www.round2corp.com or www.autoworldstore.com.
About Praesidian Capital
Praesidian Capital is an innovative private investment firm focused on control investments in lower middle market private companies in the US, UK, Germany and, selectively, Northern Europe. For more information visit www.praesidian.com.
To discuss potential investment opportunities, please contact:
Jason Drattell, Managing Partner – [email protected], (212) 520-2620
Tom Duffy, Partner – [email protected], (212) 520-2617
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