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Old 12-20-2013, 10:28 AM #1
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G.I. Sportz Acquires Tippmann Sports – Official Announcement




G.I. Sportz Acquires Tippmann Sports
Leading paintball brands come together to create new industry powerhouse

December 20, 2013 – G.I. Sportz is pleased to announce it has acquired Tippmann Sports, bringing together two iconic paintball companies. This transaction combines the industry’s leading brands of paint (GI Sportz and DXS), markers (Tippmann and GI Victus), goggles (Vforce) and accessories together under one roof creating a global industry one stop shop.

“This fulfills a longtime dream of bringing together the industry’s best product innovators and leading brands to create a dominant industry player owned and operated by paintball players,” said Richmond Italia, Chairman and CEO of G.I. Sportz.

“By combining the resources of two companies that manufacture products in North America, we’ll be able to serve the paintball industry in new and exciting ways while continuing our dedication to leading-edge products and unmatched customer support” said Denny Tippmann Jr., President of Tippmann Sports.

Both Richmond and Denny Jr. agree that its time paintball comes back home. Made in AMERICA, run by PAINTBALL PLAYERS.

Please click on the link below to hear Richmond and Denny further discuss the transaction.




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Old 12-20-2013, 10:32 AM #2
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"AMERICA" meaning the United States or "AMERICA" meaning North America (US/Canada)? I don't really care, just curious
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:49 AM #3
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Congratulations to GI Sportz. Tippmann is one of our favorite brands, so take good care of them.

I think you both can learn a lot from each other.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:15 AM #4
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I see a lot of really good things coming from this acquisition personally. Having been a long time vendor of Tippmann and carrying GI for the last 2 years I can say that both companies have customer service as priority #1.

Off the top of my head I see a redesign in packs a la the NXE line, maybe even a new mid to high end woodsball marker? So many possibilities!
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:21 AM #5
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And it's official. Excited to see the forthcoming of both companies.
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I hope that by acquiring DXS this will improve GI paint... or I hope that they leave DXS paint alone. One of the two.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:29 AM #7
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I hope that by acquiring DXS this will improve GI paint... or I hope that they leave DXS paint alone. One of the two.
That already happened...
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:30 AM #8
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i see packages with gi tank vforce mask and xvr

hope for new products aswell
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That already happened...
which one? or both?
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which one? or both?
GI acquired Procaps almost 2 years ago. Their paint has always shot well for our field and for me personally at events so I'm not sure what "issue" you are seeing.
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I hope that by acquiring DXS this will improve GI paint... or I hope that they leave DXS paint alone. One of the two.
Oh my...
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This should be really good for both companies, and it is nice to see players back in the ownership of Tippmann.
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GI acquired Procaps almost 2 years ago. Their paint has always shot well for our field and for me personally at events so I'm not sure what "issue" you are seeing.
I must second this. I shot GI 3star and GI 5star at this year's DoN (DoN7), and it shot flawlessly. No barrel breaks, no chopping.

I was very impressed with the 5*, especially after using a box of the SC Village branded paint (almost as bad as Monsterball), the 5* shot incredibly well, ball on ball, in a Rotor'd DM6, and a G3iq with a Jrny.
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Exciting times! I can't wait for a field trip to Fort Wayne to meet all of Tippmann guys, they're great I've meet a lot of them already, I really look forward to seeing their facility!
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I am excited to meet you all over again Nick!!! This will be the 2nd best moment in my life! My 1st moment was meeting you the 1st time.

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