BRS Realizes Second Distribution Through Recapitalization of BRS Outdoor Sports Holdings
December 31, 2021
New York, December 31, 2021 — BRS & Co. (“BRS”), a New York-based private equity firm, announced a distribution to its limited partners resulting from the recapitalization of its portfolio company, BRS Outdoor Sports Holdings, a platform company holding Gamo Outdoors S.L. (“Gamo”) and Daisy Manufacturing Co. (“Daisy”), (together “Gamo/Daisy” or the “Company”). Other shareholders in the company include Frist Capital, LLC, Bixby Bridge Capital, LLC, and SRI Hunting Products, LLC
Headquartered in Rogers, AK, Gamo/Daisy is a global platform that provides a full range of precision airguns for adults and youths as well as pellets, optical equipment, airsoft products, related consumables and outdoor accessories. The Company has an international distribution network and currently sells products in over 90 countries worldwide with 37,000+ licensed dealers. Gamo/Daisy is able to manufacture products to adhere to countries’ individual regulatory specifications from three strategically located facilities (Rogers, AK, Barcelona, Spain and Birmingham, UK).
Keith Higginbotham, CEO of Gamo/Daisy, said, “We strongly believe in Gamo/Daisy’s customer value proposition and will continue to innovate and provide our customers with new, quality product.”
Tory Rooney, BRS Managing Director, said, “Gamo/Daisy’s strong company performance supports this recapitalization and we are excited about the future of this global platform under Keith Higginbotham and his team’s leadership.”
J.P. Morgan led the new senior credit facility necessary to complete the recapitalization. Comerica, HanMi and First Horizon also participated in this transaction. Kirkland & Ellis acted as legal advisor to BRS.
About BRS & Co.
BRS is a New York based private equity investment firm with combined capital invested of $1.2 billion, focused on investing in lower middle market consumer goods and services businesses. Since 1996, BRS has purchased over 50 portfolio companies for aggregate consideration of over $6.9 billion. In addition, BRS portfolio companies have completed over 40 add-on acquisitions. For more information, please visit www.brs.com.