City Sports, Inc.

City Sports, Inc.

City Sports, Inc.

Date Founded




Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Retail: Other
Holding Companies

Company Description

City Sports, Inc. operates sporting goods stores The company was founded by Mike Kennedy and Eric Martin in 1983 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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In The News
The Boston Globe
November 8, 2015
Talking points
Associated Press Online
November 5, 2015
City Sports liquidating assets, closing all 26 locations
The Deal Pipeline
October 26, 2015
City Sports looks for bids before auction
Executives & Employees


Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer


Grassroots Coordinator

Director of Private Label

Program Manager

Board of Directors

Co-Founder at City Sports, Inc.

Marketing Domain Expert, Highland Consumer Partners at Highland Consumer Fund

Chief Executive Officer at City Sports, Inc.

Lead Director & Managing General Partner at Highland Capital Partners LLC

Operating Partner at Fireman Capital Partners LLC

Chief Development Officer at Town Sports International, Inc.

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Recent Transactions
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City Sports, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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City Sports, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Highland Capital Partners LLC purchases City Sports, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Real Estate Agent

Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank

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Highland Capital Partners (HCP) focuses on investments in companies in the communications, consumer, Internet, digital media, healthcare and information technology sectors. They specialize in seed, early-stage, later-stage and growth-stage investments, venture buyouts, spin-outs and recapitalizations. Within the information technology sector, HCP focuses on: the Internet, digital media, new media, emerging media, e-commerce, online business, software, services, software-as-a-service (SaaS), open source software, low-cost telesales, online marketing, payment systems, emerging broadband, interactive television and media technologies. The firm's communications sector investments typically include networking and communications infrastructure, mobile, wireless technologies, telecommunications services, service opportunities, cable infrastructure and semiconductors. Within the healthcare sector, HCP prefers to invest in medical technology, software, services, medical devices and biotechnology. The firm's consumer investments focus on consumer goods, consumer services and retail. HCP invests primarily in the US, Asia and Europe. They are typically the first institutional investor in their portfolio companies and usually take a seat on their portfolio companies' boards of directors.The Highland Consumer Fund focuses on investments in the consumer products, consumer services and retail sectors. The Fund targets consumer-facing companies that require capital for growth and expansion. The Fund seeks companies with unique products or services, proven business models as evidenced by sustainable unit economics and replicability on a large scale without margin erosion from competitive forces.

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Seacoast Capital Corp. focuses on mezzanine and equity investments in small, growing US companies in the manufacturing, distribution, business services and industrial technologies sectors. The firm looks for high-quality, market-leading companies with strong, entrepreneurial management teams with proven track records and significant equity stakes. They target companies operating in growing or fragmented industries with revenues greater than $10 million and operating earnings greater than $1.5 million. Seacoast Capital Corp. participates in acquisitions, MBOs and internal growth financings. The firm is particularly interested in investing in companies located in underserved urban and rural markets