Lew's Is Acquired by BDT


Lew's, a portfolio company of Peak Rock, sale to BDT


Lew’s Holdings Corporation (the “Company”), a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital (“Peak Rock”), has been acquired by funds managed by BDT Capital Partners (“BDT”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Lew’s Holdings Corporation on this transaction.


Lew's Holdings Corporation is an outdoor consumer products company with a portfolio of brands, including Lew’s Fishing, Strike King Lures and Hunters Specialties. The Company supplies branded fishing equipment and accessories through the mass market, sporting goods, and specialty outdoor channels. Lew’s is headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina.

Peak Rock Capital is a leading middle-market private investment firm that makes equity and debt investments in companies in North America and Europe. Peak Rock’s equity investment platform focuses on opportunities where it can support senior management to drive rapid growth and profit improvement, with expertise in corporate carve-outs and partnering with families and founders seeking first-time institutional capital. Peak Rock’s credit platform focuses on providing bespoke primary financings and making investments in secondary loans for corporate debt and commercial real estate. Peak Rock's principals have deep expertise in complex situations and cross-border transactions, with the ability to provide tailored capital solutions and close transactions quickly where speed and certainty are priorities.

BDT Capital Partners provides family- and founder-led businesses with long-term, differentiated capital. The firm has raised more than $15 billion across its investment funds and has created and manages an additional $4.7 billion of co-investments from its global limited partner investor base. The firm’s affiliate, BDT & Company, is a merchant bank that works with family- and founder-led businesses to pursue their strategic and financial objectives. BDT & Company provides solutions-based advice and access to a world-class network of business owners and leaders.

Lew's, a portfolio company of Peak Rock, sale to BDT

July 2019
Lew’s Holdings Corporation
M&A - Sellside
Outdoor Recreation & Sporting Goods
Target Geography
North America
Acquiror Geography
North America