Year: 2015

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

Service: Sell-Side M&A

Geography: North America

Financial Advisor to Sheplers on Sale to Boot Barn

Sheplers is the world’s leading western wear multi-channel retailer with a storied 116-year history. With 25 retail locations across the United States and an industry-leading e-commerce business, Sheplers sells a full line of men’s, women’s and children’s western boots, jeans, apparel, décor, gifts and accessories, serving customers in over 180 countries.

The successful transaction was a sale of Shelpers from its former owner Gryphon Investors to Boot Barn, which was recently taken public by its prior owner Freeman Spogli. The Sheplers acquisition increased Boot Barn’s e-commerce penetration and brought a more sophisticated digital organization. Boot Barn maintained the Sheplers brand online along with its unique website, while all Sheplers stores were rebranded to Boot Barn.

  • 2015

This transaction was completed by Financo professional while employed at previous firm, prior to Raymond James’ acquisition of Financo.