Investment Year
  • 2008
Investment Status
  • Current
Investment Type
  • Divisional carve-out
  • VI
Add-On Investments
  • Mission-Itech
  • Maverik Lacrosse
  • Cascade Helmets Holdings, Inc. 
  • Inaria International
  • Combat Sports
  • Easton Baseball / Softball 

Performance Sports Group, Ltd.

Performance Sports Group, Ltd. (f.k.a. Bauer Performance Sports, Ltd. or “Bauer”) is the world’s leading designer, marketer and manufacturer of hockey equipment. Founded in Kitchener, Ontario in 1927, Bauer developed the first skate with a blade attached to a boot, forever changing the game of hockey. Since then, Bauer has continued to develop the most sought after products in the industry, including the widely successful Supreme and Vapor lines of products. Bauer sells a comprehensive range of products including skates, sticks, helmets, protective gear, and apparel to retailers and distributors worldwide. The Bauer brand is the most well-recognized and respected brand for ice hockey equipment, and Bauer maintains the #1 or #2 market position across each of its major product lines. Bauer has also established a successful track record of growth through strategic acquisitions, which have provided expansion in hockey, lacrosse, baseball & softball, and team apparel.

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