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West Marine acquired by private equity firm

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West Marine, an integrated, omni-channel provider of aftermarket products and services to the boating, fishing, sailing and watersports markets in the U.S. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by L Catterton.  L Catterton is the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm and has extensive experience building enthusiast brands. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1968, ...

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West Marine awards over $100,000 in BlueFuture grants

West Marine, a boating, fishing and sailing retailer, and the founder of BlueFuture awarded over $100,000 in total grants during the 2020-2021 grant cycle to 64 community-based nonprofits across the country. BlueFuture was created by West Marine six years ago to support and encourage nonprofit organizations dedicated to getting young people out on and around the water in recreational and ...

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West Marine hires new chief marketing officer

West Marine announced the hiring of Aaron Carpenter as chief marketing officer. Carpenter will join West Marine this month with more than 20 years in the retail industry. Previously, Carpenter served as vice president of global marketing for seven years with The North Face as a key leader on the executive team that more than doubled the brand’s revenue from ...

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