Deal Announcement

DC Advisory advised Investcorp on the acquisition of POC, a leading manufacturer of skiing and cycling helmets, gear and accessories, for $65 million

08 Oct 2015

Investcorp is a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, with over $10 billion of assets currently under management

The DC Advisory (“DC”) team has a close, longstanding relationship with Investcorp and extensive sector expertise held across several international offices

These factors combined meant that the team was able to quickly mobilise, to understand Investcorp’s requirements and to deliver a high-class service at short notice

The DC team provided sector analysis and up-to-date market insight during the transaction

This acquisition is the fourth transaction DC Advisory has completed in the technical apparel and sporting equipment sector in the last two years, having previously advised: Paragon Partners on the sale of POLO Motorrad (motorcycle clothing and accessories) to Equistone; Susquehanna International Group on the sale of Schuberth (motorcycle and industrial safety helmets) to Perusa Partners; and Altor on the acquisition of a majority stake in Groupe Rossignol (skiing equipment and accessories)


Deal Team

Andrew Strudwick

Managing Director
United Kingdom

James Nichols

Executive Director
United Kingdom

Andrew Strudwick, Managing Director at DC Advisory, commented:

“Investcorp has a long and successful track record in consumer sports businesses and we are delighted to have helped the team to acquire another leading brand in the sector. POC is a high-quality business and I am confident that under Investcorp’s ownership it will continue to go from strength to strength.”