Designer, developer and manufacturer of innovative products for the towing, fishing, ATV/UTV and garage end-markets




May 5, 2023



Headquartered in Mountain Home, ID, Inventive is a leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning products for the towing, fishing, ATV/UTV and garage end-markets. Inventive goes to market through four brands (In the Ditch Towing Products ™, Fish Fighter Products®, Razorback Offroad™ and Inventive Products™) and has a strong reputation for providing high-quality, innovative and domestically manufactured products. Inventive’s state-of-the-art facility utilizes lean manufacturing principles to quickly and efficiently serve its customers’ needs.

Inventive represents the fourth platform acquisition under Clearview’s Vertikal Brands (“Vertikal Brands”) strategy to invest in and build “mini platforms” in large sub-segments of the broader outdoor industry to maximize upside while maintaining ultimate flexibility. Clearview partnered with the Vertikal Brands team to execute this strategy, which includes former executives of Battenfeld Technologies, Inc. (“Battenfeld”), a Fund II portfolio company, acquired by Clearview in 2012 and subsequently sold to the company now known as American Outdoor Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: AOUT) in December 2014.

The investment by Clearview allowed the company’s owners to recapitalize the business and provided additional capital to support the company’s organic and acquisition growth initiatives.

The platform transaction closed on May 5, 2023. Along with the owners, Clearview invested equity from Clearview Capital Fund IV, LP and its affiliates.