Pro Nine Sports, Inc., a wholesaler of high-performance baseball and softball sporting goods
including balls, helmets, catcher’s gear, bats, and field equipment, was acquired by a private investor.
Founded in 2001, the company, headquartered in Garden Grove, CA, designs and contract
manufactures (in China) its own line of baseballs and softballs, and
private labels most other gear. Pro Nine is the 4th largest producer of
baseballs in the US behind Rawlings, Wilson, and Diamond.
The acquisition closed on Oct. 1, 2014. The private investor’s name wasnt given.
The news came from a statement from Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held, middle-market businesses that arranged the deal.
Managing Director Stephen Crisham, alongside his Vice President Mike Meredith, and affiliate Cole Preston, led the Generational Equity deal team that advised Pro Nine Sports, Inc., on the transaction. Cole states, “The consumer and sporting goods products background and expertise of the buyer makes this a tremendous fit and creates an opportunity for significant growth and success.”