2019


June 26, 2019

Veteran Retail and Omnichannel Executive Joins Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams as CEO

Allison O’Connor has been named President and CEO of the renowned home furnishing brand Effective July 15, 2019, veteran retail and omnichannel executive Allison O’Connor is joining Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams as President and CEO. After conducting a thorough search with leading executive recruitment firm Spencer Stuart, Allison was selected to spearhead the brand’s […]

June 26, 2019

Sound Seal Acquires Noise Barriers, LLC

Little Rock, Arkansas – June 26, 2019. Sound Seal, a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, LLC and leading manufacturer of noise control products, announced today that it has acquired Illinois-based Noise Barriers, LLC. Noise Barriers will operate as a stand-alone division of Sound Seal. Through the Sound Seal acquisition, Noise Barriers will have access […]

June 5, 2019

The Stephens Group Provides Mid-Year Recap of Investment Initiatives; Announces Launch of New Website

Firm Completes Two Exits, One New Investment and One Additional Funding Round New Website Incorporates Updated Brand Positioning to Reflect Investment Legacy and Go-forward Strategy Little Rock, Arkansas, June 5, 2019 – The Stephens Group, LLC, a private, family-owned investment firm, today provided an overview of the various business activities undertaken by the firm during […]

May 31, 2019

The Rise of Permanent Capital: Single Family Offices and Direct Investing

Over the last 15 years, the number of billionaires increased by over 1,500 worldwide. Significant gains in both public equities and private companies have driven rapid wealth creation for individuals and families, who have started forming “single-family offices” to manage this wealth. As single-family offices’ source of wealth is typically long-dated, permanent capital, direct investing […]

March 26, 2019

The Stephens Group Acquires Sound Seal Holdings, Inc.

The Stephens Group, LLC announced today that it finalized its acquisition of Sound Seal Holdings, Inc. (“Sound Seal” or the “Company”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, Sound Seal is a leading manufacturer of acoustical noise control solutions, offering the widest product selection in the industry with innovative solutions and […]

February 20, 2019

Kodiak Gas Services, LLC, a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, LLC, acquired by EQT

The Stephens Group, LLC announced that it has recently sold its interests in Kodiak Gas Services, LLC to EQT Infrastructure III fund (“EQT Infrastructure”). Founded in 2011, Kodiak is the largest privately owned and 3rd largest contract compression company in the U.S. providing necessary compression equipment for the extraction of oil and transportation of natural […]

January 24, 2019

DISCO Raises $83 Million, Bringing Total Investment to $135 Million

The Stephens Group announced that its existing investment platform Disco has recently raised additional capital to support its growth. Legal technology company DISCO announced on January 24, 2019 an $83 million investment led by Georgian Partners, a Toronto-based venture-capital firm with deep expertise in applied artificial intelligence. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, LiveOak Venture Partners, […]

January 16, 2019

Kissner Group Holdings Acquires NSC Minerals

The Stephens Group, LLC announced that it has recently sold its interests in NSC Minerals Ltd (“NSC” or the “Company”) to Kissner Group Holdings LP, the parent company of a leading bulk salt, specialty packaged salt and evaporated salt producer. NSC is a market-leading provider of salt products in Western Canada and the North Central […]