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Popular Hunting Gear Company Acquired by Texas Based Equity Firm

A hunting gear company pushes for the big time with some outside help.

Hunter’s Specialties, Inc., a popular manufacturer and supplier of a wide variety of hunting gear, was recently acquired by Peak Rock Capital.

Based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Hunter’s Specialties, Inc. was founded in 1977 by David and Carman Forbes. The company has since become one of the leading suppliers of hunting gear in the country. The line of products from the company includes game calls, scent control products, wildlife management products, and other general hunting accessories.

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Hunter’s Specialties, Inc. also created several high-profile brands within the hunting gear industry including Vita-a-Rack, Johnny Stewart, HS Strut, and Scent-a-Way.

“We are very proud of what the company has been able to accomplish with the help of our employees, customers, and suppliers over its 38 year history. We are pleased that Peak Rock is investing in Hunter’s Specialties and that the company will benefit from the firm’s strategic and operational expertise to help guide it to the next level of success,” said the company’s founders.

Peak Rock Capital, an Austin, Texas based private equity firm, focuses on making debt and equity investments in middle market companies. They specialize in companies that are primed for rapid growth and profit expansion with the appropriate support and assistance.

“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. We are excited to work with the Company’s visionary founders and outstanding management team in pursuing these opportunities,” said Peter Leibman, the managing director of Peak Rock Capital commented.

For a full press release on this announcement, go here.

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Popular Hunting Gear Company Acquired by Texas Based Equity Firm