Outdoor Living Brands With CEO Chris Grandpre

We really enjoyed this conversation with Chris Grandpre, the Chairman and CEO of Outdoor Living Brands, which is a multi franchise brand platform. Chris walked us through an update since he was last on the podcast in early 2018, which included: the process of divesting Mosquito Squad to Authority Brands and simultaneously executing a leveraged buyout for the control position in one of his other portfolio brands, along with consolidating ownership in Conservation Irrigation.

If you are looking to learn about how to prepare your brand to work with private equity or an investment bank, you will want to listen to this episode! We also got into other topics like how OLB is leveraging technology to gain an edge and much more.




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