Founded in 1952 by Chester McCubbin, McCubbin began as a regional manufacturer of hosiery for men, women, and children. In the 1980's, his grandsons, Mark and David, took control of McCubbin's management and have led McCubbin to become an international manufacturer and distributor of hosiery, slippers and soft sole footwear with international operations and overseas manufacturing.
In 2014, David and Mark partnered with Guardian Capital Partners to fund McCubbin's product and operational expansion.
Guardian Capital Partners is a private equity firm based in suburban Philadelphia that makes control investments in lower middle market private companies located primarily in the United States with annual revenues generally between $20 million and $100 million and EBITDA generally between $3 million and $9 million. Guardian is focused on and has expertise in three specific sectors: consumer products, niche manufacturing and specialty business services. We partner with management teams and provide business and liquidity solutions to sellers of family-owned businesses, businesses seeking a strong and supportive financial partner or non-core divisions of larger corporations.
Our team has a comprehensive background in mergers and acquisitions, banking, finance, operations, senior executive management and fund management, and as such provides an experienced and disciplined approach to executing transactions and building long-term value for our portfolio companies. Whether business owners are looking to monetize their ownership stakes, a management team is seeking a partner to facilitate a management buyout, or a corporate parent is planning to sell a non-core asset, Guardian Capital Partners brings speed, certainty and a solution-oriented structure to meet the seller's needs. We partner and develop meaningful relationships with management teams, and leverage our experience and extensive network of operational and financial relationships to strengthen and grow our portfolio companies.