Outtech Acquired by Legacy1846 Outdoor Group
Aurora, Ohio – Outtech Inc., an outdoor industry leader in sales and marketing, announced today that it, along with subsidiaries – QuickFire and Peak Strategic Insights, has been acquired by Legacy1846 Outdoor Group, an investment holding company. These entities join Trophyline, LLC, Redline Bowhunting, and The Sports Products Group, LLC as additional owned investments of Legacy1846.
Legacy1846, headquartered in Fredericksburg, TX, was founded by Gordon & Ryan Sauer and their family, as well as two of the original founders of Outtech, Jay Scholes and Ron Rette. The mission of this group is to invest in brands and services that bring value to both manufacturers and consumers of outdoor products.
“For Ron and I to be able to invest, along with the Sauer family, and continue to bring value and resources to the outdoor space, is a great next step for Outtech.” explained Scholes. “The Sauers are truly focused on continuing their family legacy and the Outtech legacy, and together we have a group of individuals, including industry veteran, Mike Walston, that are committed to the future of the outdoor industry.”
“Adding Outtech, QuickFire and Peak to our investments in Trophyline and Redline, as well as the Sports Products Group, gives Legacy1846 a set of solid opportunities from an investment point of view, as well as a future platform for further growth.” said Ryan Sauer.
As part of the new structure, Outtech’s sales representation team will advance as a stand-alone Sales Services Firm with its entire current management, field sales and support teams intact in addition to the support provided by Legacy1846 resources. This will allow Outtech to continue to focus on its represented partners, as it has for the past 30 years. QuickFire and Peak will also run independently with focused growth strategies to serve and expand their client base.
Legacy1846 Outdoor Group also announced the appointment of Scott Blackwell, Outtech’s current CEO, as the CEO of Legacy1846. In this role, Blackwell will continue to oversee the Outtech investment as well as investments in Trophyline, Redline and the services companies under the Legacy1846 portfolio, along with the management of potential further acquisitions and new initiatives.