Acquisition of Kommonwealth, Inc.

Acquisition of Kommonwealth, Inc.


Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Rocky Brands, Inc.


Rocky Brands, Inc. (“Rocky Brands” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ-GS:RCKY) recently completed the acquisition of Kommonwealth, Inc.(“Creative Recreation”).

Rocky Brands is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium quality footwear and apparel marketed under a portfolio of brand names including Rocky®, Georgia Boot®, Durango®, Lehigh® and the licensed brand Michelin® Footwear. The Company’s products are sold at sporting goods stores, outdoor retailers, independent shoe retailers, mass merchants and other specialty retailers. Rocky Brands is headquartered in Nelsonville, Ohio.

Creative Recreation is a leading contemporary lifestyle brand that designs, markets and wholesales fashion-forward footwear primarily for men. Its shoes feature a crossover between an athletic sneaker and a dress shoe that fuses style and versatility. Creative Recreation delivers a diversified assortment of products and price points appealing to a wide range of fashion-conscious consumers with different spending patterns and economic capabilities. Creative Recreation sells its portfolio of social lifestyle footwear to a broad spectrum of customers, including top-tier department stores and high-end specialty stores and boutiques, as well as national chains. Creative Recreation is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Chris Sciortino (312) 609-4923
Matthew Tingler (312) 609-4470
Vinay Ghai +44 (207) 667-8225
Acquisition of Kommonwealth, Inc.
December 2013
Rocky Brands, Inc.
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America