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Factory Connection (www.factory-connection.com) is a leading regional 300-store off-price apparel/accessories and gift retailer, based in Guntersville, AL. Founded in 1976, the company’s stores, averaging approximately 4,000 square feet, now cover 17 states and primarily serve consumers in small-town America. CGP’s Managing Partner Richard Baum joined the board of the company in 2017 as the lone outside director, following the repurchase of the company from its private equity owners.
HOBO Bags (www.hobobags.com) is an authentic leather handbag and small leather goods brand, known for its distinctive use of vintage leather and color. The company has been run by a husband-wife team since the early 2000’s, when they took over the business from the wife’s mother who founded the company in 1991. CGP began working with company management in 2015 to assist in the development and implementation of strategies to accelerate growth and improve profitability. In 2019, the company sold a majority interest to two PE firms.
Altar’d State (www.altardstate.com) is a 115-store on online women’s apparel, accessories and gift retailer, based in Maryville, TN. Founded in 2009, the company has been one of the fastest growing mall and lifestyle center-based retailers in the U.S. In addition to its core Altar’d State brand, the company also has developed a plus-size brand A Beautiful Soul, and a wedding brand VOW’D. CGP formally began to advise Altar’d State in 2015 and continues to work with the company on a variety of strategic initiatives.
Harris Jewelry (www.harrisjewelry.com) is a 20-store fine jewelry retailer that primarily serves active duty military personnel across the principal branches of the U.S. armed forces. The company’s stores are both on-base and in malls located near military training and permanent party bases. CGP began working with the company in 2011 on a variety of strategic and operational initiatives. CGP’s Managing Partner Richard Baum joined the board in 2012 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2014.