Dinan Capital Advisors (“Dinan”) is pleased to announce that its client, XIKAR, Inc. (“XIKAR” or the “Company”) has been acquired by Svoboda Capital Partners LLC (“SC”) and Quality Importers Trading Co., Inc. (“QI”). Dinan served as exclusive financial advisor to XIKAR and its shareholders in this transaction.
XIKAR, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is the world’s leading provider of premium cigar accessories primarily targeted at the affluent male demographic. The Company designs and distributes a broad range of products including cigar cutters, lighters, humidification products and accessories. XIKAR has achieved its status as the industry’s leading brand in the premium cigar accessories market through its innovative “unmistakably XIKAR” product design, an unwavering commitment to quality, a longstanding diversified retail customer base and cult-like consumer following. The Company’s design and product development capabilities are sought by luxury consumer brands throughout the world.
Based in Weston, FL, QI designs, imports, and wholesales proprietary-branded and third-party branded cigar humidors, cigar accessories, and custom cigar box packaging products, among other cigar-related accessories.
Svoboda Capital Partners LLC is a Chicago-based private equity firm with over $400 million of capital under management. Founded in 1998, SC helps build excellent businesses in its targeted business niches.
Dinan Capital Advisors is a leading middle market investment bank providing merger and acquisition, capital placement, valuation and other financial advisory services to companies and institutional investors.