The Safariland Group Acquires Mustang Survival


Protective products manufacturer, The Safariland Group, Jacksonville, Florida, has acquired lifesaving equipment designer, Mustang Survival, Burnaby, BC. The deal includes Mustang Survival's related entities, including Mustang Survival Inc. and Mustang Survival Mfg., Inc.

The Safariland Group is a global provider of law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor/personal protection markets.

"We are excited to be bringing together two companies that are both committed to saving lives as a part of their core mission,' said Scott O'Brien, President of The Safariland Group. "Mustang Survival's history of lifesaving marine and aviation equipment has presented unique growth opportunities for our company, especially as we aim to broaden our suite of products that help save lives.'

The Safariland Group, acquired by an affiliate of Kanders and Company, Inc. in July 2012, is globally expanding its current brands while pursuing acquisitions aligned with its ‘Together, We Save Lives' mission. Mustang Survival represents the Company's first acquisition in the marine and aviation industries.

"Joining forces with The Safariland Group represents an important step in the global expansion of the Mustang Survival brand,' says Mustang President, Jim Hartt, who will continue in his current role. "We expect to leverage their resources to further drive our innovation in new product development and to take our products to a new level of performance as we expand the reach of our safety equipment to new customers, markets and applications.'

Mustang Survival has been designing and manufacturing lifesaving solutions for more than 45 years.