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Back to blog February 07, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investing in Activewear

The Private Equity Info Research Database currently tracks 97 portfolio companies in the Activewear space, collectively held by 86 unique PE firms.

Private Equity has shown a substantial increased interest in Activewear companies in recent years, driven by greater health awareness and further fueled by Covid.

Private Equity Firms with 2+ Activewear Portfolio Holdings

10 private equity firms hold at least 2 current platform investments in activewear companies.

  1. Altor Equity Partners (Stockholm, SE)
  2. Ontario Teachers’ Private Capital (Toronto, CA)
  3. Odyssey Private Equity (Sydney, AU)
  4. L Catterton (Greenwich, CT, US)
  5. Eurazeo (Paris, FR)
  6. Clearview Capital (Stamford, CT, US)
  7. Tenth Avenue Holdings (Newyork, NY, US)
  8. Littlejohn & Co. (Greenwich, CT, US)
  9. Riverside Company, The (Newyork, NY, US)
  10. Fountainvest Partners (Shanghai, CN)

Select Private Equity Investments in Activewear Businesses

December 2021Bertram Capital invested in BCI Burke (Fond du Lac, WI, US), a designer and manufacturer of commercial play and outdoor recreational solutions.

September 2021Bain Capital Double Impact invested in Cotopaxi (Salt Lake City, UT, US), an outdoor gear and apparel brand and Benefit Corporation.

September 2021Altor Equity Partners invested in Oceansapart (Berlin, Germany), an activewear and athleisure online DtC clothing brand.

June 2021Verdane invested in Silva (Sollentuna, Sweden), a provider of niche outdoor sports equipment. Silva is a manufacturer of high-quality compasses, headlamps, and sports equipment.

May 2021Resource Partners invested in Buglo (Koszalin, Poland), specializes in high-quality playgrounds with international quality and safety certificates. The company’s offer also includes outdoor exercise equipment and elements of landscape architecture.

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