Clarus Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

DiversifiedCompany

Clarus has acquired 6 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 2 assets.

Clarus’ largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Rhino Rack Australia Pty for $181M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Gregory Mountain Products to Samsonite International SA for $85M. Clarus has acquired in 1 US state, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include automotive (34%) and defense (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 4

Clarus

Clarus Corp.

2084 East 3900 South,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84124
United States,
(801) 278-5552
www.claruscorp.com

Clarus is a holding company which seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses that can generate attractive shareholder returns. The Company has substantial cash balances and net operating tax loss carryforwards which it is seeking to redeploy to maximize shareholder value in a diverse array of businesses. Currently, Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. and PIEPS GmbH are its only operating subsidiaries. Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. is a manufacturer of active outdoor equipment and clothing for the climbing, skiing and mountain sports markets. Clarus was founded in 1991 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 3 - - 1 2 - 6
vol $123M $85M $181M $389M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $150M $150M
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MAXTRAX Pty Ltd. 2021-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
, Australia · www.maxtrax.com.au
Rhino Rack Australia Pty Ltd. 2021-06-01 181M AUD Add-on Acquisition
Eastern Creek, Australia · www.rhinorack.com
S.K.B. Corp. 2020-03-12 85M USD Add-on Acquisition
Orange, California · www.skbcases.com
Sierra Bullets LLC 2017-08-22 79M USD Add-on Acquisition
Sedalia, California · www.sierrabullets.com
POC Sweden AB 2015-10-08 65M USD Divestiture
Stockholm, Sweden · www.pocsports.com
Gregory Mountain Products LLC 2014-06-19 85M USD Divestiture
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.gregorypacks.com
PIEPS GmbH 2012-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Lebring, Austria · www.pieps.com
POC Sweden AB 2012-06-07 44M USD Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.pocsports.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Automotive 2 (33%) 181M (47%) - -
Retail 1 (17%) 44M (11%) 1 (50%) 65M (43%)
Defense 1 (17%) 79M (20%) - -
Leisure 1 (17%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (17%) 85M (22%) - -
Consumer Products - - 1 (50%) 85M (57%)
Total 6 $389M 2 $150M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 2 164M 1 85M
  California 2 164M - -
  Utah - - 1 85M
Australia 2 181M - -
Sweden 1 44M 1 65M
Austria 1 - - -
Domestic 2 (33%) 164M (42%) 1 (50%) 85M (57%)
Cross-border 4 (67%) 225M (58%) 1 (50%) 65M (43%)
Total 6 $389M 2 $150M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.
1
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Legal Deals
Kane Kessler PC
1
Baker & McKenzie LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $181M
< $100M 3 $208M
TOTAL $389M
Largest Rhino Rack Australia Pty Ltd.
$181M (2021-06-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $150M
TOTAL $150M
Largest Gregory Mountain Products LLC
$85M (2014-06-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

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