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ASB Sports Acquires The Graphic Edge

Corporate • August 12, 2019

MIAMI, FLORIDA (August 12, 2019) – Trivest Partners announced that its affiliate, ASB Sports, has acquired The Graphic Edge, which is headquartered in Carroll, Iowa.

This partnership will significantly extend ASB’s geographic coverage area, add best-in-class screen printing and decoration capabilities, further broaden the Company’s product lines, and deepen its relationships with key vendors. The key executives of The Graphic Edge will join ASB’s management team and will invest significantly in the combined business.

The Graphic Edge, founded in 1989, is one of the largest independent distributors of uniforms and apparel to high schools, colleges, corporations and other sports organizations throughout the country. In addition, The Graphic Edge maintains one of the largest screen printing and custom decoration operations, with over 120,000 sq. ft. of capacity in three locations in Iowa, Vermont and Nevada. This broad reach allows TGE to efficiently ship anywhere in the country.

ASB is one of the largest and fastest-growing national value-added distributors of sporting goods equipment in the country, with additional expertise in customer decoration and online store fulfillment. With a loyal customer base of more than 5,000 accounts across the country, ASB is positioned to build on its reputation of providing a broad array of products from nearly every brand in the marketplace with unmatched, local customer service.

As a relationship-driven organization, ASB will continue to partner with Sports, Inc., the largest team and outdoor buying group in the country.

About ASB: ASB Sports is a leading value-added distributor of sporting goods equipment, primarily to high schools and colleges. By leveraging a like-minded approach to putting customer needs first, ASB has grown from a single operation in Texas into one of the largest independent team sports dealers in the country with sales coverage in more than 30 states.

About Trivest Partners: Trivest Partners is a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with founder/family owned businesses in the United States and Canada. Since its founding in 1981, Trivest has completed more than 250 transactions, totaling in excess of $6 billion in value. For additional information, please visit


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