Minnetonka, Minnesota

Investment Date:
April 2008

Exit Date:
March 2014

Shock Doctor Sports

Founded in 1992, Shock Doctor Sports is known as the undisputed leader in mouthguard technology and considered the leading innovator in sports protection around the globe. Trusted by athletes around the world who demand performance and protection, Shock Doctor Sports owns two brands: Shock Doctor and Cutters Gloves.

During its six year investment period, NEP worked together with management to increase Shock Doctor’s position as a market leader in the performance and protective equipment category as well as create and acquire new products lines that helped to nearly triple overall revenue.

NEP sold Shock Doctor to Bregal Partners in March 2014.

Add-on Acquisition Activity

Cutters Gloves (2012)