Less than a year after it was purchased by J.H. Whitney Capital Partners LLC, watersports company Confluence Outdoor has acquired Boardworks, a paddle board maker. Terms of the deal, which was announced after the stock markets closed on Jan. 5, remain undisclosed.
Greenville, South Carolina-based Confluence owns eight paddle sports brands: Adventure Technology, Bomber Gear, Dagger Kayaks, Harmony Gear, Mad River Canoe, Perception Kayaks, Wave Sport Kayaks and Wilderness Systems. Buying Boardworks allows Confluence to expand offerings to the West Coast. In addition to paddle boards, Boardworks’ product line includes surf boards and other accessories under brand names, including Infinity, Badfish, Morrelli & Melvin, Hynson, Strive and Hansen.