Hunting

Vista Outdoor acquires Stone Glacier and expands its arsenal of hunting brands

Vista Outdoor ends the year with a major acquisition of Stone Glacier, a popular backcountry hunting brand.

Today, Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) announced the acquisition of Stone Glacier, a brand of ultralight equipment for backcountry and hunting. This is huge news for the hunting and equipment space. Vista Outdoor – which owns brands like Remington and QuietKat – will now also be strong in the technical hunting bags and outdoor clothing categories.

In just 15 months, Vista Outdoor has made seven acquisitions, including Remington and HEVI-Shot in the shooting market. And now she owns Stone Glacier on the outdoor product side.

“Interest in hunting and shooting sports has increased dramatically over the past 20 months, with the market expanding to 13 million first-time gun buyers,” Vista Outdoor reported in a statement. press announcing the acquisition.

More details on the acquisition

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Stone Glacier was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Bozeman, Mt. He will join Vista Outdoor’s rapidly growing portfolio of outdoor brands, including Bell, Giro, CamelBak, Camp Chef and Blackburn.

The stone glacier is known for its exceptional backpacks designed for heavy loads, attention to light detail without sacrificing durability and an ever-expanding line with quality at the forefront. And Vista Outdoor seeks to continue to develop the brand with this new medium.

“The future of Stone Glacier is bright. This partnership is timely for our business, and we are delighted with the support Vista Outdoor will provide to accelerate our growth and continue to develop leading-edge products, ”said Jeff Sposito, President of Stone Glacier.

“We have been fortunate enough to train a suite of the most dedicated backcountry hunters, and our mission has always been to bring the best products, services and innovations to market. This partnership ensures that we will continue to carry out this mission at the highest level. “

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