Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Polaroid is an iconic global brand with 100% brand recognition. In May 2009, a joint venture comprised of Knight’s Bridge Capital Partners Fund I and other Knight’s Bridge co-investors, partnered with Gordon Brothers and Hilco Consumer Capital to acquire all of Polaroid’s global intellectual property including its trademarks and extensive patent portfolio through a bankruptcy proceeding.
Knight’s Bridge and its deal partners are re-launching this legendary brand through an aggressive brand licensing strategy for Polaroid-branded products. This is consistent with the company’s best of breed brand positioning and strategic initiatives.
Licensing agreements for Polaroid product offerings include (1) core categories such as digital cameras, instant cameras, LCD TV’s, DVD’s, digital picture frames and sunglasses; and (2) newly targeted core categories such as printers and print cartridges, printing paper, youth cameras, photocopiers, home and institutional security, broadcasting, software, telescopes, binoculars and telephone systems. Polaroid also has a significant portfolio of global patents which management intends to optimize through further licensing arrangements.
TubeMogul, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, CA, develops proprietary “load and track” distribution and analytics technology for use by various media organizations to distribute and analyze video across the Internet. The technology allows publishing and distribution of a video across all major web-based video sharing sites from a single upload. The software provides rich analytical information through aggregating video-viewing data from each source to track when, where and how often Internet videos are being watched, as well as tracking the level of a viewer’s engagement to a watched video through its unique ‘In Play’ Platform.
TubeMogul is rapidly becoming the industry standard for on-line video analytics and has deals in place with major industry players such as Brightcove, Blip TV and endorsements from clients such as The While House.
The Company successfully completed a $3 million Series B Financing in the second quarter of 2009.
Fresh Brands, Inc. (“Fresh Brands”) owns 100% of the shares of The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro Inc., an Oakville based holding company that owns and operates six full-service, and is the franchisor of, fourteen gourmet hamburger restaurants in Southern Ontario under the brand name, “The Works.” The Company’s objective is to build The Works into a national franchised brand.
Fresh Brands, has expanded from being a six corporate store chain exclusive to the Ottawa market, to having a total of twenty stores currently open – seven stores in Ottawa, four stores in Toronto and one store in each of Kingston, London, Guelph, Oakville, Waterloo, Burlington, Peterborough, Pickering and Halifax.
Headquartered in New York City, Robert Graham is an apparel retailer and manufacturer focused on high quality men’s and women’s clothing. Robert Graham currently has a full range of apparel and accessories including knit wear, pants, shorts, jackets, ties, cufflinks, belts, hats, scarves, gloves, hosiery and a full women’s collection. Carried in 1500 stores around the world, Robert Graham offers high quality unique clothing, combining eclectic prints and patterns with the classic Seville Row style to achieve a cutting-edge modern look. Knight’s Bridge Capital Partners is excited to be a part of the opportunity to further develop this up and coming brand.
IndiePub Entertainment, Inc. (“IPub” formerly ZOO Entertainment, Inc.) is a publisher, developer and distributor of digital interactive entertainment software focused on bringing fresh, innovative content to digital distribution channels and mobile devices. indiePub is designed to capitalize on opportunities in the emerging and high-growth digital entertainment space by serving as a source of content for future development and eventual publication. The Company fosters the independent gaming community by playing host to independent game developers and players and providing developers with the resources they need to collaborate, publish and create great games. The Company capitalizes on the expanding demographics of video game players and continues to work with strong third-party developers, propagate user-generated content, and develop its own products.
While many large publishers maintain extensive budgets and have longer development cycles for their digital products, indiePub crowd-sources much of its content to help generate highly innovative content that may not be achievable by larger publishers. This, along with creative partnerships and engaging marketing solutions, are what differentiate it from other game companies.
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is a brand development and licensing company. Our mandate is to acquire, manage and build long-term value in prominent consumer brands. Our mission is to build a global portfolio of world-renowned brands, and to further enhance brand equity, through partnering with best-in-class brand licensees.
Authentic Brands Group will look to actively acquire and manage iconic consumer brands in the apparel, sporting goods, action sports, home, celebrity, entertainment and consumer electronics segments. The company operates out of New York with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles.
Authentic Brands Group licenses its brands to leading retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and direct-to-consumer channels worldwide. The company’s innovative marketing strategies include traditional and new media, and adjoining athlete and celebrity talent to brands.
Current Investments Under ABG Management
Spyder is a catalyst for the progression of design and hyper-performance. From day one Spyder has been driven by the relentless hunt for originality as it defines modern mountain style.
Spyder believes that skiing is an instinct. The fusion of a predator’s psyche and an artist’s rhythm. This instinct pushes the brand to the edge of control, and beckons it to white and cold, powder and ice, to find a line and attack it with strength and style. A sense from the very beginning that down is fun, and down fast is addicting.
It is an instinct both difficult to control and impossible to contain, and it’s at the heart of everything Spyder creates.
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Even 35 years after his passing, Elvis is one of the few global icons who instantly evoke a universal, positive response. It is no secret that Elvis’ powerful and global persona reach far beyond music and movies.
Elvis has become a strong force that impacts all areas of popular culture—from Broadway plays and live Las Vegas entertainment, to books, movies, television, music and concerts
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Muhammad Ali remains one of the most recognizable men on earth more than fifty years after he emerged as a gold medalist at the 196O Rome Olympics.
Among his countless awards and accolades, he was named Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Century”, GQ’s Athlete of the Century”, is a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Amnesty International Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Juicy Couture embraces the bright and glamorous fun of its Los Angeles heritage by discovering the couture in the everyday, and delivering an element of surprise in all its designs—fashion apparel for women, girls and baby, handbags, shoes, intimates, swimwear, fragrance, accessories, jewelry, sunglasses and small goods.
Juicy Couture is a global brand, available in over 6O countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East
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Judith Leiber is a luxury handbag brand synonymous elegance, style and sophistication. Each product is hand-crafted with meticulous attention to detail and flawless artisan craftsmanship. These works of art have come to re-define the accessory category through their unmatched, cutting-edge fashion, and timeless style. Judith Leiber is sought after, coveted and carried by international tastemakers, influencers and celebrities who demand ultimate luxury and grace the worlds biggest fashion stages, galas and red carpet affairs.
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The Adrienne Vittadini brand was established in 1979 when designer Adrienne Vittadini reinvented knitwear as a fresh, feminine and sensual way to dress. The brand, and Adrienne herself, quickly became a favorite among fellow fashion designers and beloved by women worldwide who were drawn to her vibrant colors, rich textures and unexpected details. The brand today draws from this heritage and continues to inspire and delight women with timeless style.
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From its origin as a manufacturer of tennis ball machines, Prince has proven itself to be an industry leader in the innovation and manufacturing of performance racquet sports products.
Prince has continually revolutionized the game with introductions of racquet technologies such as "oversize" and "Longbody" and most recently with O3 and Speedport.
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The Prince brand also includes Viking Athletics and Ektelon, both leading innovators in their respective fields.
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Hickey Freeman, founded in 1899 in Rochester, NY, remains the luxury clothier made in America that men rely upon for business wear, formal wear and sportswear. A balance of skilled hand work and technological innovation combined with silhouettes of contemporary style and elegance make the Hickey Freeman name synonymous with superior quality.
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Our story is an American one. Founded in 1887, two immigrant brothers by the names of Harry and Max Hart scraped together just enough money to open up a men’s clothier in downtown Chicago. Through their tireless work, savvy innovation and unwavering commitment to dressing men in high-quality clothing produced right here in the USA, the brothers grew their company into one of the largest men’s suit manufacturers in the world. HSM continues in that tradition today, giving well-dressed men of conviction the style and grace they demand in the American-made choice they deserve.
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Nearly 50 years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is one of the most beloved Hollywood stars of her cinematic era. Not only was she a defining actor, but sheMarilyn embodied American sex appeal, vulnerability, charm, charisma, talent and tragedy. Her persona and image have captivated the world over and continue to transcend gender and generation. By all accounts she is one of the greatest icons of all time.
TapouT has been at the forefront of Mixed Martial Arts since its inception. TapouT is more than a brand and lifestyle, it is a movement based on the culture, dedication and passion found in the sport.
The escalating energy around TapouT is based on a message that the underdog can become the hero and champion. TapouT proves that through tenacity, patience and sacrifice anything can be achieved if you simply believe. www.tapout.com
The tag line "Built For Champions" guides and defines the Silver Star mission. Silver Star represents a way of life rather than focusing on any single sport or activity.
Silver Star is tough, edgy, athletic, aggressive and passionate. It is a brand committed to the lifestyle of a Champion, no matter what you do in life. Silver Star is a brand that represents the individual desire to achieve greatness. www.silverstarnow.com