ANDMORE Appoints Jon Pertchik as Chief Executive Officer and Promotes Dorothy Belshaw to President

ANDMORE, the world’s leading omnichannel marketplace for wholesale buyers and sellers, today announced the appointment of Jonathan (“Jon”) Pertchik as Chief Executive Officer, and the promotion of Dorothy Belshaw to President. Pertchik succeeds Bob Maricich, who founded ANDMORE (formerly International Market Centers “IMC”) in 2011. Maricich will now assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board to ensure a seamless transition.

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Kasa Living Closes $70 Million Series C Funding Round

Kasa Living, Inc., the leading tech-powered hospitality brand, today announced the close of a $70 million Series C fundraise. Citi Ventures and FirstMark Capital led the all equity round with participation from new investors New York Life Ventures and Fireside Investments. All major existing investors including RET Ventures, Zigg Capital, and Ribbit Capital participated in the twice upsized and oversubscribed round.

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IMC Unveils New Vision and Brand Identity: ANDMORE

International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that the company is unifying its physical marketplace business with the Juniper digital offerings and rebranding as ANDMORE, the premier omnichannel wholesale marketmaker. This business transformation follows a year-long initiative to redefine the company’s vision, align all channels under a single brand experience, and offer more ways to seamlessly connect wholesale buyers and sellers through physical and digital platforms.

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PORT 32 Unveils New-State-of-the-Art Fort Lauderdale Marina

PORT 32 Marinas is debuting its Fort Lauderdale Marina, PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale, situated along “Marina Mile” on the New River. The marina offers 278 short and long-term dry storage slips up to 55 feet, and 28,000 square feet of commercial space dedicated to marine use. The commercial space consists of heated and cooled marine office/retail space, heated and cooled service units up to 55 feet in length and 18 feet in height, as well as ample storage/flex units.

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PORT 32 Marinas Acquires Lighthouse Point Marina in Southeast Florida

PORT 32 Marinas has acquired one of South Florida’s most admired waterfront properties, Lighthouse Point Marina. Located at 2831 Marina Circle, Lighthouse Point, FL, the marina is one of the area’s most coveted destinations in the heart of the “Yachting Capital of the World.” It is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway, just minutes from the Hillsboro Inlet.

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Austin Schell Named CEO of PORT 32 Marinas

PORT 32 Marinas Chairman and Fireside Investments Founder, Jonathan Langer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Austin Schell as CEO of PORT 32 and as a member of the company’s board of directors.

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El Car Wash Announces Acquisition by Warburg Pincus

El Car Wash, the largest and fastest growing express car wash operator in South Florida, has announced that Warburg Pincus has acquired the company from affiliates of Wafra, Audrose Partners, and Fireside Investments.

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PORT 32 Marinas Breaks Ground On New Drystack Marina In Fort Lauderdale

PORT 32 Marinas, LLC (“PORT 32”), a leading owner, operator, developer and acquirer of Class A coastal marinas, today announced that it has broken ground on the upland phase of its marina development project, PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale, located just west of I-95 on the north side of the New River, across from Lauderdale Marine Center and Marina Mile Yachting Center.

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PORT 32 Marinas Announces The Acquisition Of Three Marinas From Walker Marine Group

PORT 32 Marinas has acquired three marinas located in NaplesMarco Island and Cape Coral, Florida (the “Walker Marinas”) from Walker Marine Group. The transactions mark the first acquisitions to close following the completion of PORT 32’s previously announced recapitalization led by New York-based investment firm Fireside Investments.

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PORT 32 Marinas Announces Recapitalization Led by Fireside Investments

PORT 32 Marinas, a leading owner, operator, developer and acquirer of Class A coastal marinas, today announced the successful recapitalization of the Company led by New York-based Fireside Investments alongside key members of management and with participation from several institutional investors including funds affiliated with D1 Capital Partners and Makena Capital Management.

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Collective Retreats Raises $23M In Series C Funding Round for New Properties and Product Innovations to Meet Continuing Post COVID Demand for Experiences in Nature

Collective Retreats today has announced that it raised a $23 million Series C funding round. The round was led by New York-based investment firm Fireside Investments, popular outdoor marketplace Outdoorsy and with participation from existing investors including Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund.

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El Car Wash Acquires Motor City Car Wash

El Car Wash, the largest car wash company in South Florida, accelerated its expansion with the acquisition of three Motor City Car Wash locations in Palm Beach County. El Car Wash now has twelve operating locations and a development pipeline throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties that will result in over 25 opened stores in the next year.

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El Car Wash Opens New Facility to Serve Palmetto Bay & Pinecrest

El Car Wash, the leading express car wash company in Southeast Florida, announces the opening of their eighth location in Miami.

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Meriwether Companies Acquires The Aspen Club In Partnership With Revere Capital And Fireside Investments

Meriwether Companies, a private real estate investment and development firm, has partnered with Revere Capital and Fireside Investments to acquire the Aspen Club, located at the base of Aspen Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. The five-acre mixed-use development site was previously operated as a fitness and tennis facility, frequented by locals, celebrities and sports stars, with history dating back to 1976. Boulder-based Meriwether Companies plans to complete the revitalization of the 144,248-square-foot project, which will feature hospitality, culinary, fitness, health and wellness offerings.

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IMC_di Unveils New Juniper Brand & Suite of New Software Solutions

IMC_di (International Market Centers’ Digital Innovations division) has unveiled Juniper, the new brand identity for its full suite of digital tools, the capstone of which will be Juniper MKT, a new B2B ecommerce marketplace, launching in 2021 for the gift, home and apparel industries.

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Concert Golf Partners Raises Additional Equity to Grow its Boutique Portfolio of Private Golf & Country Clubs and Reinvest in Existing Clubs

Concert Golf Partners has secured $100 million in new equity for additional investments in private golf and country clubs through funds managed by Blackstone and a group of high net-worth families led by Fireside Investments. These new investors will supplement the capital provided by CGP’s current funding sources.

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Investor Group Forms Express Car Wash Acquisition Platform

Wafra Inc. (“Wafra”), Audrose Partners and Fireside Investments today announced the formation of National Express Wash, LLC (“National Express Wash”), an express car wash investment platform. National Express Wash will use an acquisition and development model to build a dynamic portfolio of express car washes with attractive underlying real estate in strategic geographies throughout North America.

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International Market Centers Completes Acquisition of Atlanta Decorative Arts Center

International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that the acquisition of the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC), a leading design center housing the Southeast’s largest collection of luxury furnishings for residential, hospitality and commercial applications, has closed. The ADAC acquisition follows the previous merger between IMC and AmericasMart Atlanta earlier this year. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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International Market Centers Signs Agreement to Acquire Atlanta Decorative Arts Center

International Market Centers (IMC) has entered into an agreement to acquire the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC), a leading design facility housing the Southeast’s largest collection of luxury furnishings for residential, hospitality and commercial applications. This announcement follows the recent merger between IMC and AmericasMart Atlanta, which was finalized on July 20, 2018. The ADAC purchase is expected to be completed by late September.

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International Market Centers & AmericasMart Transaction Finalized

International Market Centers (“IMC”) announced today the completion of the acquisition of AmericasMart Atlanta. The merger of the two best-in-class B2B showroom operators creates the world’s largest permanent mart for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries.

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International Market Centers and AmericasMart to Combine to Form the World’s Largest Owner and Operator of Premier Showroom Space

International Market Centers (“IMC”) and AmericasMart Atlanta (“AmericasMart”), two best-in-class operators in the furniture, gift, home decor, rug and apparel B2B industries, have entered into an agreement to form the world’s largest owner and operator of premier showroom space. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Blackstone Completes Acquisition of International Market Centers, Inc.

Blackstone announced today that funds managed by Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities completed the previously announced acquisition of International Market Centers, Inc. (“IMC”), the world’s largest owner and operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home decor and gift industries, from Bain Capital Private Equity, L.P. and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.  Fireside Investments also partnered with Blackstone on the acquisition.

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Blackstone to Acquire International Market Centers, Inc.

Blackstone announced today that funds managed by Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities entered into a definitive agreement to acquire International Market Centers, Inc. (“IMC”), the world’s largest owner and operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home decor and gift industries, from Bain Capital Private Equity, LP and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Fireside Investments is also expected to partner with Blackstone in the acquisition. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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