A History of Performance


Company History

Successfully Identifying and Integrating Accretive Acquisitions

As part of our growth strategy, we have acquired, integrated and significantly accelerated the growth of seven businesses since 2008, completing our most recent acquisition, Easton Baseball/Softball, in April 2014.


The Bauer Family of Kitchener, Ontario establishes the Company.


In the mid-1940s Bauer revised its selling strategy to focus beyond mass merchants and focus on independent sporting goods dealers and in 1949 this expansion extended into the growing U.S. market.


Bauer begins a long standing biomechanics research partnership with McGill University to enhance Bauer’s already strong position in R&D. Nike acquires Canstar Sports, the parent company of Bauer, and consolidates all of Canstar brands into Bauer Hockey.



Acquired Mission-Itech, the fourth largest hockey equipment company, providing us with an entrance into roller hockey and an expansion of ice hockey categories.



Acquired IP assets of Jock Plus, allowing us to enter the performance apparel market.

Bauer clearly solidifies its leadership position in the hockey equipment industry as more than 90% of all NHL players use at least one Bauer product during the 2009-10 season.


Acquired lacrosse equipment maker Maverik, allowing us to enter our second major sport.

With the purchase of Maverik Lacrosse, Bauer continues to add to it performance products platform and officially enters the last-growing lacrosse industry.


Bauer Performance Sports (BPS) completes its initial public offering and common shares begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “BAU.”



Acquired Inaria, establishing a one-stop-shop for team apparel for hockey, lacrosse and soccer.

Acquired lacrosse helmet maker Cascade, significantly expanding our presence in lacrosse.

With the acquisition of Cascade, BPS strengthens its position in the growing lacrosse market, and with the strategic purchase of Inaria, the Company becomes a one-stop-shop for its retail partners.


Acquired baseball and softball bat manufacturer Combat, allowing us to enter our third major sport.

The Combat Sports acquisition expands the BPS sports portfolio into baseball and softball, and provides the Company with advanced composite technologies and strong intellectual property.



Acquired Easton Baseball/Softball, making it the largest acquisition in its history. This acquisition positions BPS as the world’s largest team sports equipment company and as the No. 1 manufacturer of hockey, baseball and softball equipment.

The Company dual-listed with a public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. As a part of this announcement the Company changed its name to Peak Achievement Athletics, which better reflects recent growth and its expansion into new sports.


Acquired a license to technology assets from Neuroshield Sports, a company dedicated to developing products intended to reduce traumatic brain injury.