2019


December 3, 2019

The Stephens Group Adds Allie Laborde as Principal of Business Development

LITTLE ROCK, AR – December 3, 2019. The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) announced the addition of Allie Laborde as Principal of Business Development as it continues to build its team and deepen its focus on four key verticals: commercial and industrial products and services, food and consumer products, software and tech enabled services, […]

November 5, 2019

Sound Seal Acquires Lamvin, Inc.

LITTLE ROCK, AR – November 5, 2019. Sound Seal Holdings, Inc. (“Sound Seal”), a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) and leading manufacturer of noise control products, announced today that it has acquired California-based Lamvin, Inc. Founded in 1961 and based in Oceanside, CA, Lamvin has a robust portfolio of acoustic […]

September 17, 2019

The Stephens Group Invests in Plastic’s Sustainable Future with Stake in Revolution

LITTLE ROCK, AR – September 17, 2019. The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) has acquired a significant minority interest in Revolution Plastics (“Revolution” or “the Company”), the leading provider of sustainable, closed-loop plastic products serving a wide variety of agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets. The investment was made in support of Arsenal Capital Partners’ […]

August 27, 2019

Sound Seal Acquires Acoustical & Tackable Surfaces, Inc. (“ATS”)

Little Rock, AR – August 27, 2019.  Sound Seal, a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) and leading manufacturer of noise control products, announced today that it has acquired Flemington, New Jersey based Acoustical & Tackable Surfaces, Inc. (“ATS”). ATS is a leading manufacturer and installer of acoustical wall and ceiling […]

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 Holdings, Inc. (“Sound Seal”), a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) 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 […]

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 (“Stephens Group”), a private, family-owned investment firm, today provided an overview of the various business activities undertaken by the […]

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 (“The Stephens Group”) 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 […]