Schutt Sports, now part of the Platinum Equity portfolio, is reported
by the St. Louis Post Dispatch to be poised to regain its footing after
a lengthy bankruptcy triggered by a patent dispute.
Acquired by Platinum in December 2010, Schutt Sports
makes sports safety equipment such as helmets worn by a third of all
NFL players (Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers wore a Schutt helmet in
the Super Bowl), bases for Major League Baseball, and a variety of
youth sports equipment.
With the bankruptcy and lawsuit behind it, Schutt Sports is now concentrating on its product lineup and growing its brand.
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