Investment Year
  • 2008
Investment Status
  • Realized
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 a leading developer and manufacturer of ice hockey, roller hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball sports equipment, as well as related apparel and soccer apparel. The Company is the global leader in hockey, with the strongest and most recognized brand, and it holds the #1 North American position in baseball and softball.  Its products are marketed under the Bauer, Mission, Maverik, Cascade, Inaria, Combat and Easton brand names and are distributed by sales representatives and independent distributors throughout the world.

In 2011, Bauer completed an initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange and in 2014 dual-listed with an offering on the New York Stock Exchange, upon which the Company changed its name to Performance Sports Group.  Following several secondary sales, Kohlberg maintains a minority ownership interest in the publicly traded Company.

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