BRG Sports, Inc.

BRG Sports, Inc.

BRG Sports, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2003

Headquarters

9801 West Higgins Road,Suite 800,Rosemont, IL 60018

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

2,370

Industries

Other Consumer Durables
Holding Companies
Wholesale: Consumer Durables

Company Description

BRG Sports, Inc. is a holding company that engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of sports equipment and accessories. Its brand portfolio includes Easton, Bell, Giro, and Ridell. The firm’s products are used in baseball, ice hockey, cycling, snow sports, and skateboarding. The company is headquartered in Rosemont, IL.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Chief People Officer & Senior Vice President-Human Resources

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Art Director

Director of BAT Engineering

Traffic Coordinator

Director

Senior Vice President of Global Marketing

Senior Vice President, Global Hockey Sales

Board of Directors

Executive Chairman at Bay Travelgear, Inc.

Senator at Office of the Senator from Georgia, David Perdue

Managing Director at Ontario Teachers' Private Capital

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Fenway Partners LLC

President & Chief Executive Officer at BRG Sports, Inc.

General Manager at Oakland Athletics LP

Executive Chairman at Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Inc.

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Recent Transactions
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Varsity Brands LLC, BSN Sports LLC purchase Riddell, Inc. /Kollege Town Sports from BRG Sports, Inc.

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Vista Outdoor, Inc. purchases BRG Sports, Inc. /Action Sports Business from BRG Sports, Inc.

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BRG Sports, Inc., Fenway Partners LLC, Ontario Teachers' Private Capital purchase C-Preme Ltd. LLC

Transaction Advisors
Legal Advisor

Advised onEaston-Bell Sports LLC, BRG Sports, Inc. purchase Easton Hockey, Inc. from Jas D. Easton, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onVista Outdoor, Inc. purchases BRG Sports, Inc. /Action Sports Business from BRG Sports, Inc.

Escrow Agent

Advised onOld PSG Wind-down Ltd. purchases Easton Bell Sports, Inc. (Easton Baseball/Softball Business) from BRG Sports, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onVista Outdoor, Inc. purchases BRG Sports, Inc. /Action Sports Business from BRG Sports, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onVista Outdoor, Inc. purchases BRG Sports, Inc. /Action Sports Business from BRG Sports, Inc.

Associate

Advised onVista Outdoor, Inc. purchases BRG Sports, Inc. /Action Sports Business from BRG Sports, Inc.

Clients

Hibbett Sports, Inc. engages in the provision of sporting goods business. Its stores are operating under the Hibbett Sporting Goods and City Gear banners and an omni-channel platform. The firm features a core selection of brand name merchandise emphasizing athletic footwear, athletic and fashion apparel, team sports equipment and related accessories. Its shopping channel includes store locations, and websites or apps. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Birmingham, AL.

Winmark Corp. engages in the franchising of five value-oriented retail store concepts that buy, sell and trade gently used merchandise; and also provides consulting and advisory services to new and emerging franchisors through Winmar Franchise Partners. It operates through the Franchising and Leasing segments. The Franchising segment involves in the value-oriented retail store concepts that buy, sell, trade, and consign merchandise as well as provides strategic consulting services related to franchising. The Leasing segment includes Winmark Capital Corp. and Wirth Business Credit, Inc. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
Total Enterprise Value
Earnings Per Share
Revenue
$645M
Investments
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MIPS AB engages in the manufacture and sale of safety helmets. It develops helmet-based safety and brain protection. The company was founded by Stale Moller, Per Evert Niklas Steenberg, Hans Von Holst, Hans Peter Halldin, and Magnus Aare in 1996 and is headquartered in Taby, Sweden.

Investors
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Ares Capital Management (ACM) focuses on investments in leading middle-market companies that are undercapitalized and have a catalyst that may lead to growth. The firm seeks investments in North American-based companies with: with: (1) experienced management teams (2) demonstrated competitive advantages (3) entrenched positions and customers (4) stable cash flows and attractive growth profiles (5) high returns on invested capital and (6) identifiable growth prospects that can generate significant free cash flow. ACM invests primarily in the basic and growth manufacturing, business services, consumer products, healthcare products/services and information technology services sectors. To a lesser extent, they may also invest in the restaurant, retail, oil and gas and technology sectors.ACM targets companies with EBITDA of $5 million to $100 million. Investments range from $10 million to $100 million. The firm invests capital in a variety of structures including common equity, preferred equity, convertible equity/debt and debt. They make both majority and shared-control investments with a focus on growth, rescue and deleveraging situations. ACM usually serves as the lead investor in the transactions in which they participate.Through the Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund, ACM provides junior capital to middle-market companies for growth, strategic initiatives and the resolution of capital structure issues. The firm participates in refinancings, recapitalizations, balance sheet restructurings, growth capital financings, acquisitions, MBOs, going-private transactions and post-reorganization equity investments. Transactions may be structured as common stock, convertible stock/redeemable preferred stock, subordinated debt with warrants and other structured securities. ACM invests in both control and non-control situations.

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Chartwell invests in middle market companies with strong market positions, sound business models and meaningful growth prospects. Their primary investment focus is on acquiring ownership interests in market-leading consumer product, light manufacturing, distribution and service companies. Chartwell typically makes equity investments ranging in size from $50 - $250 million and will consider transactions requiring larger equity components.Chartwell seeks companies with an entrepreneurial management team, significant opportunities for operating profit growth, leading competitive position and market share, predictable cash flow and product and/or market diversification. Companies should be cyclical business with a target EBITDA of $20 million to $100+ million and transaction sizes of $50 million to $1 billion. They seek smaller companies which can be acquired to consolidate a fragmented industry. They also participate in operational turnarounds, restructurings and balance sheet solutions.In March 2005, Chartwell established an investment partnership with Leucadia National Corporation. The partnership seeks to invest $50 million to $250 million of equity per transaction in middle market companies and build a diversified portfolio of investments across a wide spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, building products, distribution, service, retail and consumer product businesses. Transaction types include buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth equity investments in niche market leaders as well as turnarounds and restructurings in out of favor and cyclical sectors. Through this partnership, Chartwell minimizes risk by utilizing a maximum of 50% debt in their capital structures.

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Fenway Partners focuses on direct investments in profitable, US-based middle-market niche businesses in the consumer and transportation/logistics sectors. The firm targets companies with enterprise values of $100 million to $600 million and EBITDA of $15 million to $75 million. They look for companies with fundamental strengths that provide both stability and significant upside opportunity, but are performing at levels below their full potential. Fenway seeks to invest in companies: (1) that participate in niche markets with favorable growth trends, low cyclicality and rational competitor behavior (2) have strong franchises and differentiated products, levels of service or competitive advantages and (3) that generate predictable free cash flow which is supported by healthy margins, manageable working capital and reasonable capital expenditure requirements. Investments typically range from $50 million to $75 million. Fenway's expected investment horizon is 4 to 6 years.

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