Project: Running Specialty Group
Role: Partner at Gart Capital Partners (former JV partner), lead acquisitions efforts, industry relationship development and was involved in various aspects of strategic planning
Status: Past project, unrealized
Initial capitalization date: March 2012
In March of 2012, Finish Line (Nasdaq: FINL) and Gart Capital Partners (GCP) officially launched a strategic partnership to form Running Specialty Group (RSG), a leading specialty running retail business with 19 well-established stores, eventually including the renowned Boulder Running Company.
Since that time, the company has grown to a network of over 75 specialty running stores in 16 states and the District of Columbia under the JackRabbit, The Running Company, Run On!, Blue Mile, Boulder Running Company, Running Spot, Running Fit, VA Runner, Capital RunWalk, RoadRunner, Garry Gribble’s, Run Colorado, Raleigh Running Outfitters, Striders and Indiana Running Company banners.
Short video that discusses the value of Running Specialty Stores.