CCM is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of hockey equipment, accessories, figure skates and apparel – tracing its roots back to 1899. With its headquarters located in Montreal, the Company has operations in Canada, the United States and Europe.

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Birch Hill acquired CCM Hockey from adidas AG in 2017 through a corporate carve out. At the time of the acquisition, CCM was unprofitable. Our investment thesis was based on CCM operating in a stable industry with significant brand awareness and consumer loyalty. Birch Hill believed that CCM had a clear path to a better margin profile and had the potential to grow its market share.

ROI – Since Birch Hill’s acquisition, CCM has significantly improved its margin profile to be more in line with industry peers. CCM has also grown sales by over 50% through a combination of strategic acquisitions and key product extensions.

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