Praesidian Capital’s second-round holding company acquires Big Country Toys
NEW YORK, January 4, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Round 2, a leading collectibles company and Praesidian Capital holding company, today announced the acquisition of Big Country Toys (“Big Country”). Based at Arkansas, Big Country is a designer, manufacturer and retailer of premium farm, ranch and rodeo toys and collectibles. The acquisition further expands Round 2’s robust product offering and opens a new growth channel for the 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 providing premium products to a growing and passionate customer base. We are excited to continue to expand the product line to new verticals and we believe the Big Country brand is a great strategic choice for Round 2. “
Tom lowe, CEO of Round 2, commented, “Innovation and quality design have always been at the heart of Round 2’s success, so we are delighted to add the Big Country line. Big Country has seen impressive growth over the past few years and we have potential as we bring this new product category to our major merchants and hobbyist customers. We look forward to working with the Big Country team and building on a great brand.
About round 2
Based at South Bend, Indiana and founded in 2007, Round 2 is an innovative collectibles company that produces die-cast cars, scale model kits including classic cars and spaceships, slot cars and other products of Hobbies. 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 such as 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. Some of the long-standing model kit and die-casting brands, owned by Round 2, include AMT, Polar Lights, Hawk, MPC, Lindberg and 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 Where www.autoworldstore.com.
About Praesidian Capital
Praesidian Capital is an innovative private investment firm focused on controlling investments in private lower middle market companies in United States, UK, Germany, and selectively in North Europe. For more information visit www.praesidian.com.
To discuss potential investment opportunities, please contact:
Jason drattelle, Managing partner – [email protected], (212) 520-2620
Tom duffy, Partner – [email protected], (212) 520-2617
SOURCE Praesidian Capital