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|12-20-2013, 10:29 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2013
G.I. Sportz Acquires Tippmann Sports – Official Announcement
G.I. Sportz Acquires Tippmann Sports
Leading paintball brands come together to create new industry powerhouse
December 20, 2013 – G.I. Sportz is pleased to announce it has acquired Tippmann Sports, bringing together two iconic paintball companies. This transaction combines the industry’s leading brands of paint (GI Sportz and DXS), markers (Tippmann and GI Victus), goggles (Vforce) and accessories together under one roof creating a global industry one stop shop.
“This fulfills a longtime dream of bringing together the industry’s best product innovators and leading brands to create a dominant industry player owned and operated by paintball players,” said Richmond Italia, Chairman and CEO of G.I. Sportz.
“By combining the resources of two companies that manufacture products in North America, we’ll be able to serve the paintball industry in new and exciting ways while continuing our dedication to leading-edge products and unmatched customer support” said Denny Tippmann Jr., President of Tippmann Sports.
Both Richmond and Denny Jr. agree that its time paintball comes back home. Made in AMERICA, run by PAINTBALL PLAYERS.
Please click on the link below to hear Richmond and Denny further discuss the transaction.
Last edited by G.I. Employee1; 12-20-2013 at 02:11 PM.
|12-20-2013, 12:59 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains
You beat me to it Kyle,new company to bug about my unicorn
Hope you make some magfeds to put CRAP 4 out if business too,magfed Phenom with Crossover eyes would be awesome too.Boxmag with Pulse internals too
Exciting news,good luck
I'm not THAT Punisher!!
If a Dremmel had t*ts Id marry one!
|12-20-2013, 01:31 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Serving Tea for CCM
This is pretty cool.
Does the Tippman gang still own the WDP/Angel tech? Hmm... Hmmmm
|12-20-2013, 02:30 PM||#6 (permalink)|
PKM - BOOSH!
FML. That is the end of that. I do not foresee anything good coming from this merger. Tippmann quality will probably suffer, their designs will shift towards stuff that is not what made Tippmann great. They were my last positive company for longevity in paintball. RIP to them. Maybe they will prove me wrong but history has shown otherwise.
|12-20-2013, 02:33 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
everex, if anything, Tippmann's quality took a massive nosedive after being acquired by Summit Partners in 2004. I'd assume that an investment firm like them would try to squeeze their companies for profit, and it showed in the shoddy workmanship and materials IMO.
I'm optimistic going forward, now that an actual paintball company owns Tippmann.
|12-20-2013, 02:36 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: East Mids, UK
Tippman quality has not been good for a while... Can't get much worse. =P
|12-20-2013, 02:56 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
|12-20-2013, 02:58 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Xenia, OH
"industry’s leading brands of paint" Not sure i would have included DXS in that statement...have never had a good experience with any DXS brand.
They seem to have stopped making quallity stuff like they did in the days of old. My pro-lites are teh beast.