Founded in 1981, PDC is a rapidly growing beauty and personal care products company with a portfolio of category-leading brands across wellness, hair care, beauty and cosmetics, fragrance, and bath and body care. Its products can be found at major retailers throughout the US, UK and in 60 additional markets globally. Brands include Calgon, Dr. Teal's, Cantu, Body Fantasies, BOD Man and Eylure.
"Over the past five years of our partnership with PDC, the company has successfully grown into a multinational consumer products company providing unique and innovative beauty and personal care products marketed to the most attractive segments of the global consumer base,” said Dana Schmaltz, founding Partner of Yellow Wood Partners. “It has been a privilege partnering with James Stammer and the senior management team, as our combined efforts led to PDC quadrupling revenues while increasing EBITDA by more than five times under our ownership. This growth was driven by a combination of exceptional organic growth and five add-on acquisitions, all of which were sourced on an exclusive basis, that greatly broadened the company's portfolio of brands. We will miss working with our good friends at PDC and wish them continued success on their growth trajectory.”
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