Classic Rope – Shoreline Equity Partners

Classic Rope

INVESTMENT DATE: August 1996

Headquarters: Granbury, TX

Classic is the nation’s largest manufacturer of lariats for Western roping sports. Capitalizing on the Classic name, which is widely recognized within the industry, the company has successfully begun consolidating the equestrian industry with multiple acquisitions since the initial recapitalization. In addition to lariat manufacturing, Classic sponsors and sanctions rodeos, manufactures saddles, and publishes a magazine dedicated to roping enthusiasts. The company also manufactures an extensive line of equine and rider orthopedic products. Classic’s operation is vertically integrated, allowing the company to provide a broad array of high-quality ropes, accessories, and rodeo shows to its customer base.

Note: Investment made by Shoreline professionals while at a prior firm.