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San Francisco Equity Partners Acquires Majority Stake in DGS Retail

SAN FRANCISCO, November 18, 2022-- San Francisco Equity Partners (SFEP), a private equity firm focused exclusively on partnering with lower middle market companies across the consumer value chain, announced today that it has acquired DGS Retail (DGS), a leading provider of décor, signage, fixtures, displays and other critical products to customers in the grocery, retail, foodservice and consumer brand end markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

From its origin as a small signage-focused business, DGS now manages a skilled workforce across multiple operating divisions and facilities that provide design, procurement, manufacturing and installation services across multiple product categories. The company provides a single source for a broad range of offerings to help customers define and improve their image, environment and consumer experience within brick-and-mortar locations.

“DGS has an impressive track record of growth built on strong, long-term relationships with a large and diverse base of national and regional customers,” said SFEP Partner David Mannix. “The DGS team has built a broad set of capabilities through both organic growth and synergistic acquisitions, which enable the company to compete and win in a large and extremely fragmented market.”

“SFEP’s experience working with both consumer brands and business-to-business companies serving consumer end markets makes this an ideal partnership for us,” said DGS CEO Peter Stevens. “Partnering with SFEP will give DGS greater access to operational resources and capital to drive growth.”

The acquisition of DGS exemplifies SFEP’s commitment to partnering with leading B2B companies serving large consumer end markets. “Through a unique combination of consumer industry experience and our operationally intensive investment approach, we are able to deliver compelling outcomes for our stakeholders,” said SFEP Managing Partner Scott Potter. “We believe DGS has tremendous growth potential and we’re excited to partner with Peter and his exceptional team.”

About DGS Retail

DGS is a leading provider of décor, signage, fixtures, displays and other critical products to the grocery, retail, foodservice and consumer brand end markets. DGS’ operations span four divisions and over 400,000 square feet across five facilities in Massachusetts, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin and California. The company provides a broad range of solutions and is one of only a few companies that can deliver décor, signage, fixtures, and displays at scale to national and large regional customers. For more information, visit www.customretailbydgs.com.

About San Francisco Equity Partners

San Francisco Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on partnering with lower middle market companies across the consumer value chain. To each of its partner companies, SFEP serves as an extension of the management team and provides both extensive operating experience and a broad network of relationships across the consumer products landscape. For more information, please visit www.sfequitypartners.com.

Contact:
Jeff Fox
The Blueshirt Group (for San Francisco Equity Partners)
415-828-8298
jeff@blueshirtgroup.com