Jefferies LLC advised Monomoy on the deal; Michael Weisser and Megan Spelman from Kirkland & Ellis LLP provided Monomoy with legal counsel in the transaction; and Grant Thornton LLP completed financial and accounting diligence. Bank of America and Pathlight Capital provided financing for the transaction.About Monomoy Capital Partners Monomoy Capital Partners is a private equity firm with $1.5 billion in committed capital that makes control investments in middle market businesses in the manufacturing, industrial, distribution, and consumer sectors. Monomoy designs and executes a customized value creation plan for each acquisition that seeks to generate significant cash flow and improve earnings within 12 to 18 months of a Monomoy investment. Over the past 12 years, Monomoy has closed nearly 50 middle market acquisitions, and its companies have produced over $3 billion in combined sales and employed more than 12,000 associates across four continents. Monomoy Capital Partners III, L.P., actively pursues the acquisitions of middle market businesses that can benefit from Monomoy's focus on value creation, strategic growth and business excellence. Since the firm was formed in 2005, Monomoy has grown from its three founders to a firm of over 35 investment and operating professionals. To learn more about Monomoy and its portfolio companies, please visit the firm's website at www.mcpfunds.com. About West Marine, Inc. With 249 stores located in 37 states and Puerto Rico and an e-commerce website reaching domestic, international and professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading waterlife outfitter for power boaters, sailors, anglers, water sport and paddle sport enthusiasts. Since first opening its doors in 1968, West Marine and its associates have shared the same enthusiasm for boating and water recreation as its customers and has provided helpful advice on the gear and gadgets they need to be safe and have fun. To learn more about West Marine, please visit the West Marine website at www.westmarine.com.