Advised on Sale of Company

Building Products & Services

Cyprium Partners

PE firm United States of America

Management Buyout

Arbor Contract Carpet

Floor coverings for multifamily units United States of America

Advised Arbor Contract Carpet, Inc. on a Management Buyout from Cyprium Partners

Advised Arbor Contract Carpet, Inc. on a Management Buyout supported by a non-control investment of preferred stock and subordinated debt from Cyprium Partners.  The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


“We are pleased to complete the preferred transaction for the founder and management team, a management buyout,” said Darin Good, Managing Director for Capstone Headwaters’ Building Products and Construction Services Team.  “Arbor’s founder empowered his management team in 2011 to facilitate growth and national expansion.  Nearly ten years later, and revenue growth of 250%, it is fitting for the management team to take a controlling interest in Arbor while facilitating his exit.”


Arbor, founded in 1982 and headquartered in Irving, Texas and Denver, Colorado, replaces and installs a wide range of flooring options from its twelve locations in Texas, Florida, Colorado, California and Nevada. A significant portion of the Company’s revenue is derived from the replacement of existing flooring, which typically occurs every three to five years in well-maintained apartment communities, with new construction projects comprising the balance of the business.


"The Capstone Headwaters team was very thorough in its analysis of Arbor and provided us with the pros and cons of all potential transaction options to assist in our decision making.  They were instrumental in structuring a transaction that both maximized value and allowed the existing management team to obtain control. Capstone Headwaters’ experience in the industry, buyer universe and lending markets was invaluable at every key milestone on the path to closing," said Paul Devereux, Founder and Chairman of Arbor.


"We are excited to partner with Cyprium and to begin the next chapter in Arbor’s legacy," said Matt Gilbreth, President of Arbor. "Our current management team has driven substantial growth in Arbor for the past nine years and we look forward to continuing growth and opportunistic expansion moving forward."


Cyprium Partners is a private equity and mezzanine firm focused on non-controlling investments in profitable middle-market companies, allowing company owners and their management teams to retain a controlling interest in their businesses. Cyprium provides common equity, preferred stock, subordinated debt or any combination thereof, offering flexibility and increasing the certainty of close. The Cyprium team has completed 76 non-control investments over its 21-year history.


“The Arbor management buyout is another example of the many ways junior capital can be used to structure an investment that keeps management in economic and operational control,” said Dan Kessler, a Partner at Cyprium.

Experts who worked on the transaction