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Industry Veteran Amy Coyne joins Wild Things, LLC as CEO

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

NEW YORK, March 8, 2018 — Wild Things, LLC (“Wild Things” or the “Company”), an ASGARD Partners & Co. (“ASGARD”) portfolio company, announced that industry veteran Amy Coyne has joined as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”).

Ms. Coyne has over 20 years of experience and has held several leadership roles touching all facets of the tactical apparel industry. Ms. Coyne joins Wild Things from ADS Inc. (“ADS”), where she was the Vice President of the Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment (“OCIE”) Market. In that role, Ms. Coyne oversaw the entire OCIE market category for ADS, the premier equipment, procurement, support, and logistics solutions specialist to the U.S. Military and Department of Defense (“DoD”).  She was responsible for establishing the strategic vision and developing executable plans for the OCIE market.

Prior to this role at ADS, Amy was President and CEO with Propper International.  In this position, Ms. Coyne was responsible for leading and overseeing one of the largest official apparel and gear suppliers to the U.S. Armed Forces, which has manufactured over 120 million garments for the U.S. DoD – Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Special Forces and law enforcement and tactical retail stores across the country.

Ms. Coyne is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science with a Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering and has an Master of Science in Textile Technology from the Institute of Textile Technology.

“I have known Amy for over five years and have always been impressed with her abilities as a leader and her expertise in the industry. She has an exceptionally unique set of skills and experience, all the way from running one of the largest tactical apparel companies in the industry to overseeing the entire OCIE market segment for one of the largest DoD distributors. There is no better person to lead Wild Things towards both growth and operational excellence,” said Karan Rai, Founder and CEO of ASGARD.

“ASGARD is especially pleased to make the announcement of Wild Things’ new CEO during Women’s History Month and on International Women’s Day,” said Christian Cantalupo, a Partner at ASGARD.

ASGARD Partners & Co. Acquires Wild Things, LLC

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

NEW YORK, March 5, 2018 — ASGARD Partners & Co. (“ASGARD”), an investment firm based in New York, announced that it has acquired Wild Things, LLC (“Wild Things” or the “Company”), a leading designer and manufacturer of technical apparel for the military and law enforcement communities. ASGARD’s investment in Wild Things provides the Company with meaningful growth capital and liquidity, reinforcing and expanding its capabilities to pursue new opportunities and support the needs of existing customers.

Wild Things was founded in 1981 with an original focus on providing light, durable outerwear and gear to mountaineers and alpine enthusiasts. Over the years, the high quality of the Company’s products caught the attention of the U.S. Armed Forces and the Company evolved into a key provider of high-end technical apparel for extreme outdoor conditions to the special forces, military and law enforcement communities.

“Wild Things has an incredible heritage and longstanding reputation of providing high quality, USA made products, designed for use in the harshest environments by the most demanding outdoor consumers and military personnel. We are proud to partner with Wild Things, a company whose primary purpose is to protect and serve the U.S. Armed Forces and our international allies, enabling them to do their jobs more effectively with the best, most functional gear possible,” said Christian Cantalupo, Partner at ASGARD.

“This investment is tailor-made for our operationally focused lower middle market investment mandate. We know this space very well and the team here at ASGARD is looking forward to working with the Wild Things team to grow the Company,” said Karan Rai, Founder and CEO of ASGARD.