Welcome to J.W. Childs Associates

Boston-based J.W. Childs Associates is an established private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of middle-market growth companies. With a focus on consumer products and specialty retail businesses, we make control investments in growth companies or companies that have the potential for growth with the help of our operating and managerial partners. Our investment and operating professionals have decades of private equity and executive management experience, and we employ a consistent, disciplined investment strategy that has produced strong returns throughout our history and across numerous economic and credit cycles. Since our founding in 1995, we have invested approximately $3 billion of equity capital in more than 40 businesses with an aggregate enterprise value at the time of investment of over $12 billion.

Current Investments

  • Esselte is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of filing and workspace products for the office products industry with subsi...
  • Mattress Firm is the largest specialty bedding retailer in the U.S. with more than 1,000 company and franchised stores. The Compan...
  • NutraSweet is a leading manufacturer of high-intensity sweeteners including aspartame (200x sweeter than sugar), neotame (8,000x s...
  • SimCom, based in Orlando, provides simulator-based flight training to regional airlines, business aviation and general aviation pi...
  • Sunny Delight Beverages Co. produces Sunny D beverages, which is the leading brand in the chilled juice drink segment with sales i...
  • WS Packaging is one of the largest domestic pressure sensitive label manufacturers. The Company prints a broad range of high-quali...