Configure Partners Advises Kingswood Capital Management on its Acquisition Financing for MEC


Atlanta, GA —  Configure Partners, LLC (“Configure”), a leading middle market investment bank, is pleased to announce its role as financing advisor and investment banker to Kingswood Capital Management, LP (“Kingswood”) in securing committed debt capital to support Kingswood’s acquisition of MEC. MEC is Canada’s go-to retailer for outdoor gear, know-how, and inspiration. Kingswood acquired substantially all of MEC’s assets through the Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act.

“The combination of Configure’s debt capital markets and special situations expertise helped deliver a capital structure that is both flexible and supportive of MEC’s go-forward initiatives,” said Michael Niegsch, Partner at Kingswood. “As an extension of our deal team, Configure played a critical role in this transaction.”

James Bardenwerper of Configure commented, “We are pleased to have worked with Kingswood on this transaction and we are confident that they are the right partner to lead MEC into its next stage.”


About MEC (

MEC is Canada’s go-to retailer for rock-solid outdoor gear, expert advice, and endless open-air inspiration. Connect online or at one of MEC Canada’s 21 experiential retail stores, from Victoria to Halifax. For the latest gear and expert advice visit, a MEC retail location, or reach out to our outdoor experts at the MEC Service Centre.

About Kingswood Capital Management, LP (

Kingswood Capital Management, LP is a private investment firm primarily focused on investing in businesses in transition. In addition to access to capital, Kingswood brings relevant industry relationships and a broad network of internal and external operating resources that can strengthen the businesses it partners with and enhance value. Kingswood has extensive experience with complex transactions where it provides tailored solutions that ensure the best outcome for all constituents.

About Configure Partners (

Configure Partners is a preeminent credit-oriented middle market advisory boutique with offices in Atlanta and New York City. The firm provides investment banking and financial advisory services surrounding credit and creditor’s rights, providing actionable advice and results-oriented execution. Configure’s Debt Placement practice designs bespoke financing solutions for borrowers to support leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, and dividend recaps, among other strategic objectives. The firm’s Credit Resolutions practice is the trusted advisor to lenders and their borrowers when confronting business, liquidity, or capital structure challenges.

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