Maier Sports sold to Findos Investors

Client Maier Sports is a renowned German sportswear manufacturer and marketer, operates under the brand names Maier Sports (skiing and outdoor), Gonso (biking and fitness), and Rono Innovations (nordic walking and running)
Deal Type Sell-side
Sector Consumer
Deal CEO and owner of Maier Sports GmbH sold his stakes to Findos Investors GmbH, an independent mid-market private equity fund, backed exclusively by prestigious German family-owned companies as investors
  • Capitalmind was mandated to manage the Maier Sports GmbH’s succession process and to find a long-term investor, thus, Capitalmind drew on its international network of mid-sized private equity funds and eventually identified Findos Investors GmbH as a financially sound investor, who will further enhance the company’s success story by providing capital, expertise and access to its network
  • Furthermore, Capitalmind achieved an attractive purchase price after Maier Sports’ insolvency in 2008, due to a clear positioning of the company as a growth opportunity and also the creation of competition among private equity bidders