“Hunter’s Specialties has a strong competitive position with a unique product portfolio, leading brands and long-standing customer relationships. We believe Hunter’s Specialties is an excellent platform for expansion through new product development and strategic add-on acquisitions,” said Peter Leibman, Managing Director of Peak Rock Capital. “We are excited to work with the company’s visionary founders and outstanding management team in pursuing these opportunities.”
Hunter’s Specialties is a manufacturer and supplier of branded hunting products for mass merchant and sporting goods retailers. The company’s portfolio includes, scent control products, game calls, attractants, wildlife management products, and general hunting accessories. Brand names include Hunter’s Specialties, Scent-A-Way, HS Strut, Johnny Stewart, Vita-Rack, and Wayne Carlton’s Calls. The company’s customers include mass merchant and sporting goods retailers and distributors. Hunter’s Specialties was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA (www.hunterspec.com).
Peak Rock Capital makes debt and equity investments of $20 million to $150 million in middle market companies with revenues from $50 million to $1 billion and enterprise values from $25 million to $500 million. Sectors of interest include business and commercial services; consumer; distribution and logistics; energy and related services; healthcare; industrials; manufacturing, metals, and media. The firm is based in Austin (www.peakrockcapital.com).
“As demonstrated by a number of our recent acquisitions, we are actively seeking to expand our portfolio of leading consumer products companies. We are excited to apply our resources and expertise to assist Hunter’s Specialties in enhancing its growth and strategic position,” said Anthony DiSimone, CEO of Peak Rock Capital.
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