LONDON, September 20, 2021 / CNW / – D3O, the global leader in impact protection, is delighted to announce its acquisition by Elysian Capital III LP.
The acquisition by Elysian Capital sees previous owners Beringea US & UK and Entrepreneurs Fund leave the company after six years of year-over-year growth and enables continued global expansion of the D3O brand.
D3O is recognized as the leading impact protection brand in the world, partnering with a significant portfolio of global brands in the motorcycle, sport, defense, workwear and consumer electronics industries, with D3O products used by the US Department of Defense, Fox Racing, ZAGG Motorcycles and Triumph.
D3O has a portfolio of branded patented technologies that are used in a range of applications: helmet liner systems that mitigate traumatic brain injury for soldiers and first responders; CE certified low profile bulletproof vest for motorcyclists; back of hand protection for industrial workers; up to protective cases and protective screens for smartphones.
With its distinct “orange” color, the D3O “ingredient brand” is recognized as the the authority on impact protection and the brand ambassador team includes an NHL star Seth jones, Isle of Man TT world record holder Michel dunlop; and eight-time gold medalist Downhill Racer Tahnée Seagrave. The appeal of D3O is considerable with products and materials also used by Formula 1 teams, Hollywood male and female stuntmen, and a host of Olympic athletes during the Tokyo games 2020.
Stuart sawyer, CEO of D3O, said, “We are delighted to be working with Elysian for the next phase of D3O’s growth. Our talented and hard-working team have done an exceptional job to make D3O the market leader in impact protection. We look forward to building on this foundation through continuous innovation, providing top notch customer service, and delivering a compelling brand value proposition. I would like to thank our previous investors for the support they gave us during the creation of D3O. to grow the business and seize important opportunities to protect people and their property around the world. “
James cunningham, Partner at Elysian Capital, said, “We have been very impressed with the way Stuart and his team have developed the D3O brand and the breadth and quality of clients the company serves. We look forward to supporting them as they realize the brand’s potential in existing and new market segments.
ABOUT D3O (www.D3O.com)
D3O is a fast growing protection company that develops and markets the world’s leading impact protection products. With offices in UK, US and China, D3O partners with a broad portfolio of world-class brands that include the US Department of Defense, ZAGG, Triumph Motorcycles and Fox Racing. From body protection for professional athletes and motorcyclists to helmet liner systems that mitigate traumatic brain injury, D3O is recognized as the authority on impact protection.
ABOUT ELYSIAN CAPITAL LLP (www.elysiancapital.com)
Elysian Capital is an independent private equity fund specializing in the United Kingdom and Ireland lower midrange. The management team combines entrepreneurial and commercial operational skills with an experienced private equity and leveraged debt capacity, providing the full range of skills needed to make and grow successful investments in Elysian Capital’s target markets. .
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