The Safariland Group completes divestiture of Mustang Survival

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — The Safariland Group, a leading provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, has announced that it completed the divestiture of Mustang Survival Inc. and its related entities to the WING Group, a leading manufacturer of inflatable sponsons, small combat craft, whitewater rafting solutions, life rafts, and marine doors and windows. Financial terms were not disclosed. 

Warren Kanders, Safariland's chairman and CEO, said, “Since we acquired Mustang over six years ago, it has developed into a premium life-saving category leader with best-in-class products and capabilities. We are pleased to have completed this transaction with WING and we are proud that Mustang has found a home in a platform focused on marine and aviation applications.”

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland armor, duty gear and communications, Bianchi, Med-Eng, Break Free, Defense Technology, Hatch, Monadnock, Identicator and NIK. The Safariland Group's mission, “Together, We Save Lives,” is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland LLC.

About The WING Group

The WING Group is privately owned and led by President and CEO Andrew Branagh and includes Wing Inflatables, Henshaw Inflatables, Patten Company, and FabTek Industries.  The WING Group is an industry leader in manufacturing sponsons, inflatable craft, and much more.

About Mustang Survival

Established in 1967 by Irv Davies, the inventor of the world’s first Floater Coat, Mustang Survival has been designing and manufacturing lifesaving solutions for more than 50 years. Through constant innovation and inspired technical solutions, Mustang Survival strives to bolster performance, encourage exploration and inspire adventure in the marine environment. 

By Professional Mariner Staff