Virgo Publishing, parent company of Inside Self-Storage, has been acquired by Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based private-equity fund with more than $1 billion of committed capital under management.
Arlington Capital Partners is a middle-market private-equity firm focused on buyouts and recapitalizations in targeted growth industries in partnership with management. The firm leverages a combination of private equity and operating experience, as well as an extensive network of strategic contacts, enabling it to be a value-added partner and investor.
“Arlington Partners is pleased to partner with CEO Jenny Bolton and the Virgo management team. The team at Virgo has built an extraordinary track record over the last 20 years, and we look forward to our partnership during the next phase of the company’s growth,” said Perry Steiner, a partner of Arlington Capital.
Founded in 1986 and based in Phoenix, Virgo publishes 17 national trade magazines and produces 10 tradeshows and conferences across several industry groups including self-storage, natural products, healthcare, telecommunications and business solutions. The company has been successful in leveraging its category-leading events, publications and electronic media to provide integrated solutions to the markets it serves and will continue to focus on expansion through key, strategic acquisitions.
Virgo has an accomplished and experienced management team and will continue to be led by President and CEO Jenny Bolton. The entire publishing, events and online organization will also remain intact.
“We are very excited about our new relationship with Arlington Capital Partners. Their contacts, financial expertise and acquisition experience make them an invaluable partner during this time of accelerated growth for the company,” said Bolton. “Arlington brings a rich combination of operating and private equity experience that we believe will enable them to be a truly ‘value-added’ investor.”
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