Recreational Products

Published on: 01/02/2014

The recreational products industry experienced robust M&A activity in 2013 with 47 deals reported for the year. This represented over 20% growth from 2012 and the industry posted its third consecutive year of increasing activity. The 2013 transactions included companies of all sizes and representing a wide variety of recreational activities. Both corporate and private equity buyers were active, as many employed a buy vs. build strategy in order to quickly gain access to growing niches or well-known brands. The M&A outlook for 2014 continues to be positive, supported by an improving economy, healthy business valuations, accessible debt and general industry and product expansion.

Key Contacts

Sophea Chau

Director

Jacob Voorhees

Head of Global M&A