Leveraging a superior value proposition
in swimming pool systems
Founded in 1956, Latham Group (Latham, NASDAQ: SWIM) is the leading manufacturer of in-ground residential swimming pools and components in North America. Latham offers a broad product line that includes in-ground and above-ground vinyl liners, polymer and steel pool wall systems, fiberglass pools, steps, ladders, pool safety covers, automatic pool covers and a variety of other pool-related accessories.
Homeowners from coast to coast enjoy the full benefits of pool ownership thanks to innovative Latham products.
Wynnchurch acquired Latham in August 2015 and partnered with management to take advantage of attractive growth opportunities. In December 2018, Latham was sold to Pamplona Capital and Wynnchurch retained a minority investment in the Company.
Latham represented an opportunity to acquire a market leader with a reputation for quality and innovation. The company provides a superior value proposition to its dealer and distributor partners and is well positioned to benefit from the recovery of the North American housing market and the renewed ability of American homeowners to invest in their homes and lifestyles.
Wynnchurch and the Latham management team built upon the company’s leading market position by pursuing organic growth initiatives to capture share and grow the addressable market, and by continuing to pursue add-on investments across the product portfolio.