Guardian Capital Partners’ Investment in Flat River Group


Morgan Lewis advised Guardian. Jones Day provided legal advice for Flat River Group.

Guardian Capital Partners invested in Flat River Group, LLC. Guardian partnered with the Flat River Group executive management team, who will continue to operate the Company.

Guardian Capital Partners is a private equity firm based in Pennsylvania that invests in lower-middle-market consumer products, niche manufacturing, and specialty service companies.

Headquartered in Belding, MI, Flat River Group is an ecommerce distributor, marketer, and service provider that leverages its diverse set of relationships to provide effective product sourcing, inventory management, and high volume direct-to-consumer drop-shipping.

CIBC Bank USA provided senior financing and Centerfield Capital Partners provided additional financing and minority equity to Guardian, and Gulfstar Group acted as Flat River Group’s exclusive financial advisor.

Morgan Lewis team advising Guardian Capital Partners was led by Partner Barbara Shander (Picture).

Involved fees earner: Barbara Shander – Morgan Lewis;

Law Firms: Morgan Lewis;

Clients: Guardian Capital Partners;