Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising mid-market companies, acquired The Recreational Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of recreational surfacing products. The firm also announced The Recreational Group’s combination with Sentinel acquisition Controlled Products, another leading manufacturer and distributor of synthetic turf products.
Based in Dalton, Georgia, The Recreational Group is a company of over 400 individuals that designs, manufactures, and installs surfacing products, such as synthetic turf and composite modular tile for residential and nonresidential customers alike across the United States. Controlled Products develops and distributes a variety of premium synthetic turf solutions through a network of dealers and customers across an international network and to its company-owned and franchised Purchase Green® stores, and is similarly headquartered in Dalton, allowing the merge to create “a superb one-stop shop platform for delivering high quality recreational surfacing products.” as said by Eric Bommer, a partner from Sentinel Capital Partners.
“The Recreational Group is an established platform with a strong management team that is poised for continued growth in its fragmented markets,” Bommer also said. “The company, which has completed seven acquisitions in the last three years, has an excellent reputation as a top manufacturer and supplier of surfacing products to diversified markets as well as a provider of world-class, customer-centric service.