|Industry||Academic apparel, sports equipment, cheerleading|
|Predecessor||Herff Jones, Varsity Spirit|
|Adam Blumenfeld, CEO|
|Products||athletic apparel, athletic footwear, cheerleading apparel, camps, competitive events, graduation products, class rings, yearbooks, jewelry|
Number of employees
Varsity Brands, Inc. is an American apparel company owned by Bain Capital. It is primarily focused on academic apparel and memorabilia, with its operations split among three major subsidiaries, including Herff Jones—a manufacturer of products such as class rings, graduation caps and gowns, and yearbooks; Varsity Spirit—which produces apparel and competitions in cheerleading; and BSN Sports, a distributor of sports uniforms and equipment.
In June 2014, it was announced that the company as a whole would operate under the Varsity Brands name in order to reflect a more integrated operation. The company was then sold to the private equity group Charlesbank Capital Partners. In 2018, it was sold to Bain Capital for around $2.5 billion.
Adam Blumenfeld, who served as CEO of BSN Sports since 2007, was named CEO of Varsity Brands in 2017.
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