Seward & Kissel Represents Equine Network in its acquisition of The Patriot Events

October 24, 2023

On October 16, 2023, Equine Network, LLC (“Equine Network”), a leading provider of best-in-class competitions, content, products and services to the equine community, purchased The Patriot, a series of team ropings, barrel races, youth rodeo competitions and a prestigious horse sale. Equine Network is a portfolio company of private equity firm Growth Catalyst Partners. Seward & Kissel is pleased to have represented Equine Network in connection with this middle market private equity transaction.

Equine Network serves over 300,000 members through its data-driven recurring membership business delivering content, competition, commerce and community to the equine world, and those that do business in it. The Patriot supports the growth of multiple rodeo-event disciplines with formats conducive to jackpot competitors of all levels. Growth Catalyst Partners is a middle market equity firm focused on information, marketing and tech-enabled services businesses.

Seward & Kissel LLP ( is a leading New York law firm, originally established in 1890, offering legal advice emphasizing business, financial and commercial law and related litigation. The firm’s Business Transactions Group handles middle-market M&A, private equity, venture capital and joint venture transactions involving a wide variety of industries. The firm is ranked as Highly Regarded for Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA and is recommended by The Legal 500 in the middle-market M&A category, stating that “Seward & Kissel has considerable expertise in M&A;…The team regularly acts for private equity firms, international businesses and financial services companies in a huge variety of domestic and cross-border corporate and financing transactions.”

The company’s press release describing this transaction is available here.