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Grand Avenue Capital was engaged by the shareholders of CampusBooks to sell this premier online textbook retailer. 

CampusBooks is a  20+ year online book retailer that has developed strong affiliate marketing partners and a wide variety of sales channels for textbooks (new, used, rental, eBooks, international). It has developed unique IP algorithms that have applications in other non-book markets. 


Discussions were held with a number of strategic and private equity investors throughout the USA and internationally (serious overtures were made by companies in the UK, India, and the PRC). Ultimately, the Company consummated an investment transaction with a privately held strategic acquirer.


Grand Avenue Capital negotiated the transaction on behalf of the shareholders, coordinating tax, financial and legal support and analyses for the family owners. 



About Grand Avenue Capital  Investment Bankers


Grand Avenue Capital is an investment banking firm focusing on middle-market merger / acquisitions (both buy-side and sell-side engagements), private placements of capital for growth opportunities, valuations and strategic investment advisory services. in various industry sectors. Grand Avenue Capital's culture embraces teamwork, tenacity, perseverance  and creativity to provide our domestic and international clients exceptional value, delivering skillful positioning and relentless execution.  Grand Avenue Capital becomes a trusted adviser to its clients.  


Based in Pasadena, California and Chicago, Illinois, Grand Avenue Capital has provided investment banking services in many offshore environments; its experience includes managing engagements with private companies with revenues in excess of $USD 2 billion in Europe, Asia, Mexico and the Middle East. Our first offshore project included the sale of a German manufacturer in Hamburg, Germany in 1979.


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