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Regent, L.P.

Regent, L.P. is a multi-sector private equity firm based in Beverly Hills, California.[1] Many of Regent's investments have been in the software, technology, consumer products, retail and media space. Its founder and chairman is Michael Reinstein.

Selected investments

Regent's first acquisition was in 2013, when the firm acquired the Rovi Entertainment Store over-the-top video platform from Rovi Corporation with an Austin, Texas-based investor.[2] The firm later purchased the CinemaNow video business from Best Buy. Regent and its partners sold these businesses to FilmOn in 2015.[3][4][5]

In September 2013, the firm's partners acquired control of Skinit, a San Diego-based e-commerce company from private equity firm Ares Management. Regent acquired Halco Rock Tools from Caterpillar Inc. in September 2014. The firm acquired travel technology provider Pegasus Solutions in October 2014 in a transaction that included divesting the Pegasus distribution services business to HIG Capital.[6][7][8][9] Regent acquired Silicon Valley technology company NexTag in March 2015 from a consortium of investors led by Deutsche Bank.

In October 2015, Regent purchased the catalog and e-commerce company Lillian Vernon Corporation and mail order business Current, Inc. from Minnesota- based Taylor Corporation.[10][11][12] Regent's holdings also include magazine publisher HistoryNet and the military and defense publishing company Sightline Media Group, which it bought from Tegna in 2016.[13][14][15] Sightline Media Group publishes Armed Forces Journal, Defense News, Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Federal Times. The Sightline business was run by Washington D.C. based media executive David Smith until 2018.[16]

In October 2017, Regent purchased the luxury salon division of Regis Corporation which operated multiple brands including Regis, MasterCuts, Hennessey and Carlton Hair in North America and the Regis and SuperCuts brands in Europe.

On November 30, 2017 Time Inc. announced the sale of the Sunset brand to Regent LP.[17] Sunset was founded in 1898 and serves an audience of 6.5 million across its digital, print and social platforms.

In January 2019, L Brands the parent company of Victorias Secret sold lingerie and sleepwear retailer La Senza to Regent.

In February 2019, Regent purchased Plainville Farms food business from American food company Hain Celestial Group.[18]

In July 2019, Regent purchased the French cycling company Mavic from bicycle parts company Amer Sports.[19]

In August 2019, Regent purchased the Diamondback Bicycles and Redline Bicycles brands as well as several other cycling businesses from Netherlands-based bicycle company Accell.[20]

In November 2019, Regent purchased the Escada fashion house from an affiliate of multinational corporation ArcelorMittal S.A.[21]


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  2. ^ Spangler, Todd (September 19, 2013). "Target Ticket: Complications Launch Target's Digital Video Service?". Variety.
  3. ^ Todd Spangler. "FilmOn Buys CinemaNow Movie, TV Download Service - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "FilmOn buys movie and TV store CinemaNow". Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "FilmOn Reels in CinemaNow". Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Pegasus Solutions Spins Off Reservations Business to Regent Equity Partners". Skift. October 22, 2014.
  7. ^ Beltran, Luisa (November 14, 2014). "H.I.G. buys Pegasus' Distribution Services unit". PE HUB.
  8. ^ "Pegasus Names Scott Gibson Chief Executive Officer". Hotel News Resource. 21 November 2014.
  9. ^ Fox, Linda (November 14, 2014). "Pegasus switches to new private equity ownership". Phocuswire.
  10. ^ Chicago Tribune (15 December 2015). "Lillian Vernon, queen of mail-order catalogs, dies at 88". Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Lillian Vernon - Catalog queen, 88". philly-archives. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Current sold to equity firm". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ "Here is how much the CEO earned". March 22, 2016. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Bryensblog national security and technology". Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "Day Of Reckoning: Defense News, DoD Service Papers Sold To Venture Capitalists". Breaking Defense. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "An Update from Breaking Defense About Breaking Defense". March 23, 2019.
  17. ^ Severson, Kim (2017-11-30). "Sunset Magazine Is Sold to a California Private Equity Firm". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "Hain Celestial sells protein business Plainville Farms".
  19. ^ "Mavic promises 'acceleration' as sale to US firm is completed". Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.
  20. ^ "Regent Buys Accell Group's North America Cycling Business | Los Angeles Business Journal". Retrieved .
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