Graycliff Partners Announces Investment in Japonesque

Graycliff Partners LP announced it has completed a unitranche investment in Japonesque LLC, a developer and marketer of beauty care tools, accessories, and implements primarily sold through the retail and drug channels.

Japonesque creates, develops, and markets a broad range of differentiated brands, including the highly regarded JAPONESQUE brand and authentic retailer Partner Brands. The Company is a value-added partner to blue chip national retailers, managing multiple brands across more than 23,000 doors in North America. Graycliff’s unitranche debt investment and equity co-investment in Japonesque supported the acquisition of the Company by Topspin Partners, a private equity firm based in Mamaroneck, NY.

“We are pleased to work with Topspin and support the acquisition of Japonesque. Topspin has an impressive track record in the industry, and we look forward to working with them to continue the growth of Japonesque,” said Brian O’Reilly, Managing Director, Graycliff Partners.

“We are excited to have Graycliff as our new financing partner. Throughout the process, their team was thoughtful, flexible and responsive,” said Stephen Parks, Partner, Topspin Partners. “We look forward to working with them on future transactions.”

About Graycliff Partners LP

Graycliff Partners is an investment firm focused on making lower middle market investments. Through dedicated equity and credit funds, Graycliff seeks to invest in companies led by strong, entrepreneurial management teams, providing capital for acquisitions, management buyouts, recapitalizations, growth and expansion.

Graycliff Partners’ dedicated credit platform manages over $650 million of committed capital and provides financing solutions to lower middle market companies with $3 million to $40 million of EBITDA.

Brandon Martindale