May 2015

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Sale of The American Belt Company to Lodis Accessories

• The American Belt Company, based in Bensalem, PA, is a leader in the domestic men’s accessories market with belts, wallets, and suspenders for branded product, including Carhartt, and private label customers.

• Lodis Accessories, based In Lake Forest, CA, is a leader in the domestic women’s accessories market with belts, wallets, bags, and small leather goods for branded product, including Lodis and Harley-Davidson, and private label customers.

Situation Overview

• HT Capital was retained by the Ford family to assist in the sale of the business. The family’s desire was to recapitalize the business with a partner while preserving the family-style culture developed since its founding in 1969.

• Kinderhook Industries combined these two complementary business with limited modifications, forming American Accessories.

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