Top Companies Report

35. High Ridge Brands

July 10, 2013

Stamford, CT
888.289.4111
www.highridgebrands.com

Sales: $320 million (estimated).

Key Personnel: Dario Margve, managing partner of Brynwood VI and chairman of High Ridge Brands; James Daniels, chief executive officer; Scott Kirk, COO/CFO; Rich Hubli, vice president-operations.

Major Products: Personal care products including soaps, body washes, deodorants and hair care. 

Comments: High Ridge Brands, which was formed by Brynwood Partners in January 2011, was on a buying spree in 2012. It added White Rain, Adorn, The Dry Look, Mink and Toni hair care brands to its stable. The new additions join Zest, Coast, Alberto VO5 and Rave.

The firm has big plans for White Rain, a personal care brand that has been around since 1952.

“We are excited to announce the acquisition of the White Rain brand,” said James Daniels, president and chief executive officer of High Ridge Brands. “We will revitalize the White Rain brand with a renewed focus on providing consumers with new and innovative value-oriented products.”

And there’s another Brynwood portfolio company making moves in the household and personal products industry.

Last year, Newhall Laboratories, which Brynwood acquired in late 2011, purchased several hair care brands—L.A. Looks, Dep Sport, Zero Frizz and Thicker Fuller Hair—as well as Soft & Dri female deodorant and Pure & Natural soap and body wash from Henkel.   
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