Seawall Capital’s Acquisition of Kent Water Sports


Dechert advised Seawall Capital on the deal.

Seawall Capital, LLC executed the acquisition of Kent Water Sports Holdings, LLC and its related entities for an undisclosed amount. The transaction closed on December 31, 2020.

Seawall Capital is a middle-market private equity firm focused on making investments in companies with strong connections to their end consumers.

Founded in 1959 and based in New London, Ohio, Kent Water Sports is a diverse platform of action sports brands with a broad product set spanning personal flotation devices, wakeboards, water skis, towable tubes, snowboards and more.

The Dechert team advising Seawall Capital included corporate partners Naz Zilkha (Picture) and Gareth Clark and associates Jieun Paik, Emily Standen, Tiffany Pan, Victoria Woodward, and Shannon Footer; finance partners Sarah Gelb and Samantha Koplik and associates Cem Islikci, Leila Malek, Alejandra Lankenau and Angelina Liang; financial services associate Elizabeth McClain; tax partner Steven Clemens and Founded in 1959 and based in New London, Ohio, associate Elizabeth Guidi; real estate special counsel Francois Quintard-Morenas; labor counsel Jeffrey Rubin and associate Gurbir Sandhu; intellectual property partner Thomas Rayski and associate Alex Tagawa; employee benefits partner Howard Klein and associate Michael Binko; environmental partner Abbi Cohen; privacy and cybersecurity partner Karen Neuman and associate Michael Tierney; Hong Kong partner Stephen Chan and associate Helen Wong; and antitrust partner James Fishkin and counsels Beverly Ang and Michael Okkonen.

Involved fees earner: Beverly Ang – Dechert; Michael Binko – Dechert; Stephen Chan – Dechert; Gareth Clark – Dechert; Steven Clemens – Dechert; Abbi Cohen – Dechert; James Fishkin – Dechert; Shannon Footer – Dechert; Sarah Gelb – Dechert; Elizabeth Guidi – Dechert; Cem Islikci – Dechert; Howard Kleinman – Dechert; Samantha Koplik – Dechert; Alejandra Lankenau – Dechert; Angelina Liang – Dechert; Leila Malek – Dechert; Elizabeth McClain – Dechert; Karen Neuman – Dechert; Michael Okkonen – Dechert; Jieun Paik – Dechert; Tiffany Pan – Dechert; Francois Quintard-Morenas – Dechert; Thomas Rayski – Dechert; Jeffrey Rubin – Dechert; Gurbir Sandhu – Dechert; Emily Standen – Dechert; Michael Tierney – Dechert; Helen Wong – Dechert; Victoria Woodward – Dechert; Nazim Zilkha – Dechert;

Law Firms: Dechert;

Clients: Seawall Capital;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti