Brighton Partners Acquires Century Resources

Josh Curtis
Managing Director
Footprint Capital
Phone 614.327.8746

230 West Street
Suite 700
Columbus, OH 43215


Footprint Capital (“Footprint”) acted as the exclusive sell side advisor to Century Resources, Inc. (“Century” or the “Company”) in a transaction with Brighton Partners, LLC (“Brighton”). Footprint was engaged by the founder and sole shareholder of Century to assist in developing an ownership transition plan. Once that was complete, Footprint ran a comprehensive sell-side process to meet the objectives outlined in the planning process. Brighton was eventually selected as the preferred suitor, and the founder chose to reinvest a minority stake in the Company.

“This process would not have been possible without the help and guidance from Footprint. They brought knowledge and skill to the table that proved critical at every turn in the process. In addition, they were easy to work with, readily available to answer questions and great at keeping the process on track. I give them my highest recommendation,” said Joe Bowman, Founder and CEO of Century Resources, Inc.


Century Resources was founded in 1978 in Columbus, Ohio. Century provides easy and effective school fundraising programs for music groups, cheerleaders, ROTC, drill teams, and other student groups. Century has helped over 10 million people raise more than $300 million dollars. The Company is well-known for its variety of product offerings, all of which are made in the United States. For more information, visit:


Brighton Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on companies with sales revenue of $10 to $50 million and less than $5 million of EBITDA. Brighton seeks to make control equity investments in successful companies with proven management teams and significant potential for long-term growth. For more information, visit:


Footprint is a boutique investment bank focused on advising owners and operators of privately held companies in the middle market. Footprint’s services include sell-side and buy-side merger and acquisition advisory, ownership transition planning, capital raising, and strategic management consulting.