Acquisition will expand geographic presence and cement GT Golf’s position as market leader.
CHICAGO, IL – GT Golf Supplies, Inc. (“GT Golf”), a leading wholesale golf distributor and a portfolio company of Kinzie Capital Partners LP (“Kinzie”), today announced the acquisition of The ProActive Sports Group, Inc. (“ProActive”), another leading national golf accessories and products provider.
Oregon-based ProActive distributes high-quality golf products, including Clicgear and Rovic push carts, Tempercraft drinkware, a wide range of golf accessories, and trophies and awards to off-course golf retail outlets, on-course pro shops, sporting goods stores and via its own e-commerce platforms. Through the acquisition GT Golf will greatly increase its service offerings, with the widest selection of golf products, an increased national presence, and a preeminent distribution salesforce for golf products for retailers, golf courses and e-commerce offerings.
“Kinzie is excited to announce GT Golf’s acquisition of ProActive and GT Golf’s continued growth as the largest distributor of golf accessories in the U.S.,” said Suzanne Yoon, Founder and Managing Partner of Kinzie Capital Partners.
GT Golf’s acquisition will expand the company’s presence in the Pacific Northwest while supporting their current offices in South Carolina, Texas and California.
Brian Van De Veere, President of GT Golf, will take on the role of President of the combined entity, and added, “ProActive brings top of the line, proprietary product offerings and additional strong customer and supplier relationships to our company. This acquisition and Kinzie’s ongoing support will help increase our presence across the country so we can better serve our customers and grow our e-commerce capabilities. We are thrilled to welcome ProActive to our team, and know it will be an asset to our existing customer base and help increase the overall size of our platform.”
Litwin Kach served as the exclusive legal advisor to GT Golf Supplies, Inc. on this transaction.
About The ProActive Sports Group, Inc.
ProActive Sports Group, established in 1986, is a leading provider of high-quality golf accessories and products. With a commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, ProActive Sports has become a trusted name in the industry. Distinct divisions within the company allow for laser-focused attention to their core businesses. These include Clicgear Push Carts and Cart Accessories, Tempercraft Premium Stainless-Steel Drinkware, ProActive Disc Golf Cart and Accessories, Origins Trophies & Awards, and ProActive Sports Accessories. Products can be found in golf retail outlets, on-course pro shops, sporting goods stores, and a wide range of specialty retail channels. ProActive Sports remains committed to elevating the golf experience through innovation, quality, and unparalleled service. Learn more at https://www.proactivesportsgroup.com.
About GT Golf Supplies, Inc.
Since 1995, GT Golf Supplies, Inc. has had a mission to deliver great value to its partners by providing exceptional service and availability as a one-stop resource for pro shop supplies, golf grips & club assembly Items, golf accessories and custom tournament items. GT Golf delivers on its mission by providing personal assistance, delivering orders in the swiftest means possible and leveraging deep industry relationships and knowledge to bring distinctive merchandise, efficient ordering processes and a reduction of overall costs to customers by being a one-stop shop for golf needs. Learn more at https://www.ggolf.com/.
About Kinzie Capital Partners LP
Kinzie invests in lower middle-market companies in the manufactured products, business services and consumer industries with $3M to $15M of EBITDA. In alliance with Clarity Partners, LLC, specialists in management and technology consulting, Kinzie has assembled a team of technology, operations and industry experts that work closely with its portfolio companies to execute their strategic vision. Whether companies are navigating a generational shift, experiencing a period of high growth or managing a complex business cycle, Kinzie seeks to create outstanding outcomes for its investors by leveraging technology and a strong operational focus. For more information visit www.kinziecp.com.