The American athletic-goods giant, which acquired what it describes as hockey's leading manufacturer in 1995, said Thursday it is pleased to have struck a deal with "strategic buyers who have a passion for hockey and are committed to continue to invest in Bauer's long-term growth and brand leadership."
Roustan, through private holding company Roustan Inc., places equity investments primarily in the arena business and aviation industry.
Kohlberg & Co., with offices in New York and California, has invested US$2 billion across six private equity funds.
Bauer, in business since 1927, is said to have developed the first skate with the blade attached to the boot, and it claims a No. 1 position in the hockey market.
Nike did not release specifics Thursday on Bauer's sales and profitability, but CEO Mark Parker said "its team has done an incredible job."