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Duff & Phelps' Consumer M&A Practice Advised FeraDyne Outdoors on its Acquisition of Eastman Outdoors

FeraDyne Outdoors LLC ("FeraDyne"), majority owned by funds affiliated with the Snow Phipps Group, LLC ("Snow Phipps"), has completed the acquisition of Eastman Outdoors, Inc. ("Eastman Outdoors"). FeraDyne is the leading provider of archery and bowhunting accessories, with leading brands in broadheads, releases, nocks, targets and now arrows and crossbolts. The transaction, which closed on March 15, 2017, further enhances FeraDyne's position as the definitive industry leading platform of consumable archery and bowhunting accessories. View the full press statement here.
Duff & Phelps served as the exclusive financial advisor to FeraDyne and Snow Phipps in its acquisition of Eastman Outdoors.

About FeraDyne Outdoors LLC

FeraDyne Outdoors, majority owned by funds affiliated with Snow Phipps Group LLC, designs, manufactures and markets a range of innovative category-leading products for the bowhunting and archery markets. FeraDyne Outdoors is engineering the evolution of lethal technology across all bowhunting categories, and holds the leading market share in several of the largest consumable accessories categories, including mechanical and fixed broadheads, targets, releases and lighted nocks. Leading brands include Apple Archery®, Block® targets, Black Hole™ targets, Glen Del® targets, Hurricane™ bag targets, IQ® bowsights, Muzzy® broadhead and bowfishing products, Nockturnal® lighted nocks, Rage® broadheads, Rocky Mountain® broadheads, SURE-LOC® archery products, S4Gear™, Shooter™ 3D targets, TRU-FIRE® release aids and X-Press® bow presses.
About Snow Phipps Group, LLC

Snow Phipps is a private equity firm focused on middle-market control investments. With $2.4 billion of assets currently under management, Snow Phipps targets platform companies with enterprise values ranging from $100 million to $500 million. The firm utilizes an operating partner model to invest across the consumer, business services and industrials sectors and seeks value creation through an operationally focused strategy.

About Eastman Outdoors, Inc.

Founded in 1995 and based in Flushing, Michigan, Eastman Outdoors is an industry leading producer of outdoor products sold under its Carbon Express®, Gorilla Gear and Eastman Outdoors® brands. Carbon Express® is the leader in premium performance carbon arrows, crossbow bolts and crossbows in addition to having a robust offering of archery components and accessories. Gorilla Gear provides performance-optimizing tree stand safety harnesses and accessories, including a complete new line of brush clearing tools. Eastman Outdoors® offers consumers game processing and preparation products, as well as niche outdoor cooking equipment, such as portable fryers and woks. Products are sold through mass merchants, leading sporting goods retailers, online retailers, and hunting and outdoor dealers.

 
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