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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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!
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.