W. Graeme Roustan has been active in the Mergers and Acquisitions of many entities, a sample of which is represented here.
McKenney Hockey & Lacrosse
W. Graeme Roustan, Executive Chairman of Roustan Capital and Roustan Hockey today announced its acquisition of McKenney, the custom original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of hockey and lacrosse protective gear based in the Scarborough district of Toronto in Ontario, Canada since 1996. “Trevor McKenney has been a pioneer in the design, development and production of custom hockey and lacrosse gear since 1996, and I am thrilled that he and his team will now become an integral part of the Roustan Hockey team,” said Mr. Roustan.Press Release Website
The Curling News
W. Graeme Roustan, Executive Chairman, Owner and Publisher of Roustan Media, acquired the iconic publication The Curling News from Gonzo Communications Inc., owned by Olympic silver medalist George Karrys (Nagano 1998). The Curling News is the world’s only independent curling newspaper and a global authority on the sport. Founded in Calgary in 1957 as Canadian Curling News, each modern-day issue of The Curling News is packed with the latest analysis, behind-the-scenes stories, brilliant action photography, event and team previews, stunning design values and information fans simply won’t find anywhere else.Press Release Website
Heritage Hockey Sticks
Roustan Capital acquires Heritage Hockey Sticks, the only manufacturer in Canada and the U.S.A that mass-produces wooden, ABS, foam-core and hybrid composite sticks. With roots dating back to 1908 in Cambridge, Ontario, Heritage has been manufacturing hockey sticks since before the NHL was officially founded. Today, Heritage Hockey Sticks makes hockey sticks for NHL goalies and position players, foam-core goalie sticks, as well as street hockey, sledge hockey and autograph sticks for the hockey industry.Press Release Website
The Hockey News
Founded in 1947, The Hockey News, often referred to as the “Hockey Bible”, has served its loyal readers with independent journalistic excellence for more than for 70 years. “As a Quebec-born entrepreneur, it is an honor and a privilege to follow in the footsteps of Remi Marcoux and Pierre Karl Peladeau, the previous successive owners of The Hockey News who are two of the greatest Quebec and Canadian entrepreneurs ever.” said Mr. Roustan.Press Release Website
Christian and Torspo
Roustan Capital was presented with the unique opportunity to acquire Supreme Brands L.L.C., owner of the authentic and iconic globally recognized TORSPO and CHRISTIAN hockey brands and it wasted no time to acquire them before these brands fell into the hands of others.
While Chairman of Performance Sports Group, negotiations to acquire TORSPO were held but were not successful. Mr. Roustan has a deep understanding of the importance of the authenticity and iconic value that is inherent in a global brand with his experience overseeing Bauer around the world as its Chairman.
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W. Graeme Roustan, as Chairman and CEO of Roustan Capital, was invited by Nike’s executives to enter the Nike Bauer sale process in the Fall of 2007. Mr. Roustan engaged a Wall Street firm who scheduled interviews with private equity firms that wanted to be Mr. Roustan’s partner in the process.
Mr. Roustan had deep relationships in place with Nike and the industry that put him and his new partner in an advantageous position to acquire Nike Bauer in April 2008 for $200 million dollars. Mr. Roustan as Chairman took Bauer public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in March 2011 and departed the Board in October 2012.Press Release Toronto Star Story