Outdoor
Industry

Compass Advisors is a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm that specializes in guiding Outdoor Industry entrepreneurs seeking growth capital, personal liquidity, or a business sale.

Overview

Our Focus

Considering our well-established history in the Mountain West, passion for the outdoors, and desire to work with similarly inspired people and brands, Compass Advisors focuses on U.S.-based companies in the outdoor recreation and sporting goods industry. With a home base in Bozeman, Montana — a growing hub for outdoor enthusiasts and purveyors, alike — we're deeply committed to the wild spaces and places right outside our back door.

Our Services

As a boutique M&A firm, Compass Advisors serves as the transaction advisor and broker for middle-market companies — typically with up to $100 million in revenue — with a specific focus on the outdoor recreation and sporting goods industry. Whether you're a founder seeking a financial partner to accelerate the growth of your established brand, or an owner prepared to sell your company, we're ready to serve as your seasoned guide on the adventure.

The Industry

The industry — which includes manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of equipment, gear, and apparel for camping, overlanding, hiking, fishing, hunting, shooting, climbing, cycling, running, water/snow sports, fitness, and more — is massive, and growing. Each year, related U.S. spending exceeds $800 billion.

Our Success

Compass Advisors is privileged to have served clients throughout the range of outdoor recreation and sporting goods niche markets, including renowned brands in the fly fishing, rock climbing, cycling, shooting sports, and archery communities. Visit our Successes page for a representative sampling of our past relationships within the industry.

Who We Support

AS PART OF OUR WORK WITH OUTDOOR RECREATION AND CONSUMER LIFESTYLE COMPANIES, COMPASS ADVISORS SUPPORTS A VARIETY OF RELATED EVENTS AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, REGULARLY ATTENDING SOME OF THE MOST PROMINENT OUTDOOR INDUSTRY TRADESHOWS.

American Fly Fishing Trade Association Confluence: The AFFTA show (formerly IFTD) is the fly-fishing industry's premier business-to-business trade event.

Outdoor Retailer: The OR show, North America's largest tradeshow in the outdoor industry, draws attendees from around the world.

Safari Club International: SCI's mission is to protect the freedom to hunt and to promote wildlife conservation worldwide.

SHOT Show: The Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show is the world's premier exposition for the shooting sports, hunting, outdoor recreation, and firearms manufacturing industries.