Exclusive Financial Advisor to Best Made on Sale to Strategic Buyer

Best Made, founded in 2009, is a rapidly growing omni-channel American outfitter, offering hard and soft goods through catalog, e-commerce and brick-and-mortar channels. Best Made equips customers with high quality products and dependable information they can use and pass down. It empowers people to get outside, reconnect with their hands and nature, and in doing so, embark on a life of great adventure. Beginning with an axe and later expanding to a full product line, Best Made has worked with esteemed designers and manufacturers around the world to offer premium products created with care and precision.

“Financo’s capability and dedication were instrumental in connecting Best Made with the ideal partner. John Berg. Karen Goodman and their team were extremely thorough in the marketing process and ensured we found an acquirer that can advance the brand’s legacy for decades to come. The constant support we received from Financo was a testament to their unparalleled client services and industry experience. We could not have found a better outcome to position us for success.”

– Peter Buchanan-Smith, Founder & Chairman

  • 2016

This transaction was completed prior to Raymond James’ acquisition of Financo.

Year: 2016

Industry: Apparel, Footwear & Accessories, Direct-to-Consumer / E-Commerce, Enthusiast Brands & Active Lifestyle, Home Furnishings & Décor, Specialty Retail

Service: Sell-Side M&A

Geography: North America