Wynnchurch Capital’s Investment in Premier Franchise Management

Lowenstein Sandler represented Wynnchurch Capital in the transaction.

Wynnchurch Capital, L.P. (“Wynnchurch”), a leading middle market private equity firm, executed its investment in Premier Franchise Management (“Premier”), the nation’s leading residential pool-build and pool-service franchisor.

In the last year alone, Premier generated more than $500 million in system wide sales and added 30 build franchise locations as well as 17 service franchise locations, bringing its current number of franchise locations to 140 across 38 states. Premier utilizes world-class training, a robust lead generation system, and decades of experience to empower its franchisees to be the best in the pool industry. System wide sales have experienced year-over-year growth of approximately 35% over the past five years and Premier franchisees have built more than 80,000 pools since Premier was founded.

Wynnchurch’s strategy is to partner with middle market companies in the United States and Canada that possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch manages a number of private equity funds with $4.2 billion of committed capital under management and specializes in management buyouts, growth capital, recapitalizations, corporate carve-outs, and restructurings.

The Lowenstein deal team included Michael A. Brosse (Picture), Mitchell McDonald, Jacquelyn N. Ha, Elvis Pinos, Michael Walutes, Lowell Citron, Megan Monson, Nicholas G. Mehler, Diane Moss, Daniel A. Suckerman, Kimberly E. Lomot, and Stacey C. Tyler.

Involved fees earner: Michael Brosse – Lowenstein Sandler; Lowell Citron – Lowenstein Sandler; Jacquelyn Ha – Lowenstein Sandler; Kimberly Lomot – Lowenstein Sandler; Mitchell McDonald – Lowenstein Sandler; Nicholas Mehler – Lowenstein Sandler; Megan Monson – Lowenstein Sandler; Diane Moss – Lowenstein Sandler; Elvis Pinos – Lowenstein Sandler; Daniel Suckerman – Lowenstein Sandler; Stacey Tyler – Lowenstein Sandler; Michael Walutes – Lowenstein Sandler;

Law Firms: Lowenstein Sandler;

Clients: Wynnchurch Capital;