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Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Castanea Provide $40.9MM to Drybar

March 29, 2016, 07:24 AM
Filed Under: Retail

Drybar Holdings LLC, a leading blow dry-only concept, announced the placement of $40.9 million in credit facilities to fund continued growth and working capital for its salon and products businesses, as well as to retire existing debt.

As administrative agent, lead arranger and bookrunner, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. placed a $15.5 million senior revolving credit facility for the company. KeyBank National Association and California Bank & Trust, a division of ZB, N.A, also participated in the facility. The company also placed a $25.4 million subordinated debt facility with existing investor Castanea Partners.

Drybar currently provides more than 1.3 million services annually across 57 retail locations, and distributes its popular line of hair styling products and tools online as well as through all Sephora and Nordstrom locations in the U.S. and Canada.

John Heffner, the company's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "These credit facilities provide additional resources to execute our growth strategy into many more markets across the country and expand product distribution through existing and new channels. We're very pleased to be working with our new banking partners, and expanding our relationship with Castanea, to support our goals."

Drybar is based on the simple concept of focusing on one thing and being the best at it: Blowouts.

Castanea Partners is a middle-market consumer-focused private equity firm founded by operating executives and private equity professionals. We partner with promising small to middle-market companies in branded consumer products and services, including companies in specialty apparel and fashion, footwear and accessories, beauty and personal care, food and beverage, sporting goods, outdoor and leisure, household and juvenile products, and health and wellness. Castanea typically invests between $15M-$150M of equity in businesses where we have significant operating and investing expertise.

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