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Corporate Development


Escalade Inc. invests in innovative opportunities to achieve long-term sustainable growth. The company balances its corporate strategy between external and internal growth opportunities. We drive long-term success by developing diverse strategic growth platforms. We look for opportunities that are a strategic fit with Escalade and focus on high potential markets. Our flexible operating model also enables us to complete opportunistic divestitures to provide superior outcomes for our stakeholders.

Escalade Inc.'s corporate development efforts employ mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, partnerships and licensing agreements to facilitate our long-term growth objectives. We focus on strategic, bolt-on, and new platform opportunities that help enhance or expand our business and geographic footprint. We have completed over thirty acquisitions and ten in the last seven years. We are a buyer of choice due to our certainty of financing and speed of closure as well as our scale, permanent capital structure, and long-term outlook. Our decentralized structure and strong culture of accountability and governance enables us to achieve long-term success in a diverse range of markets. This unique combination also allows us to partner with entrepreneurs and management teams who would like to grow their businesses with Escalade over a longer period of time.

Escalade is focused of growing its presence in the sporting goods, games, outdoors, and fitness markets. We are also open to other market opportunities and seek new ideas, intellectual property, or licensing agreements that enhance our business.

To further discuss corporate development opportunities, please contact Patrick Griffin at email Patrick.griffin@escaladeinc.com or phone +1 812 467 1358

Investment Criteria

  • Provides the potential to gain market leadership position
  • Focuses on emerging growth as well as value opportunities
  • Brings knowledgeable and passionate people to our team
  • Provides benefits or advantages (brands, licenses, distribution, patents, processes, and technology)
  • Enhances channel competencies, distribution, and marketing
  • Provides quantifiable cost improvements
  • Protects with innovation and intellectual property
  • Leverages current sales force and sales channels with scalability
  • Leverages our existing expertise and competencies
  • Fits with Escalade’s mission, vision, values and culture
  • Accretive to Escalade


Escalade Inc., recognizes the valuable role intermediaries play in successful transactions. We work with intermediaries that help provide introductions to extraordinary sporting goods, outdoor, games, fitness, and other similar opportunities. Escalade compensates intermediaries appropriately for introductions, where the seller is not obligated to compensate the intermediary and aims to be a resource to help intermediaries efficiently source opportunities. If you are an intermediary that is interested in facilitating introductions to appropriate opportunities, then please contact us. We welcome the opportunity to discuss appropriate compensation as well as provide any other relevant resources.

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