Deal Announcement – Clearview Capital recapitalizes Inventive Group


R.L. Hulett (“RLH“) is pleased to announce that its client, Clearview Capital (“Clearview“), has partnered with the founder of Inventive Group and Affiliates (In the Ditch Towing Products™, Razorback Offroad™, Fish Fighter Products® and Inventive Products™) (collectively, “Inventive“) to recapitalize the business for future growth. RLH originated the transaction for Clearview and its managed funds.

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Based in Mountain Home, Idaho, Inventive has been designing, developing and manufacturing innovative, award-winning products for the towing, fishing, ATV/UTV and garage end-markets for nearly twenty years since its founding in 2006. Inventive has built a strong reputation across the various end markets it serves by providing high quality, innovative and domestically manufactured products to its customers. Inventive has a state-of-the-art lean manufacturing operation that has enabled the company to accelerate its product development timeline and bring new, innovative products to market quickly. Inventive will continue to be led by Chuck Ceccarelli, the company’s Executive Director and Founder, who retained a significant equity stake in the recapitalized business.

Clearview Capital

Founded in 1999, Clearview is a private investment firm specializing in the acquisition and recapitalization of lower-middle market companies in North America. Since inception, the Clearview team has completed more than 150 transactions in a wide variety of industries. The firm is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut and has additional offices in California, North Carolina and Tennessee. Inventive represents Clearview’s sixth platform investment in the outdoor industry across all of its funds and also represents the fourth platform investment made in collaboration with Vertikal Brands, a team Clearview established which includes former members of the Battenfeld Technologies management team, to pursue the acquisition of premium brands in the outdoor industry.

R.L. Hulett

RLH is a middle-market investment bank founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1981 providing business owners, executives and private equity firms with M&A advisory services designed to deliver optimal outcomes.  With a deep commitment to the success of its clients, RLH has successfully advised in over 275 transactions in a variety of industries including industrials, food & beverage, transportation and logistics and healthcare. What sets the firm apart is its passionate approach and ability to deliver exceptional results through an unwavering commitment to client service.


For more information regarding this transaction, please contact:

Trevor Hulett

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