United Sports Brands is a global leader in sports performance and protective products designed to help athletes perform at their personal best. Brands within our portfolio include Spalding, the #1 brand for basketballs, Shock Doctor, then global leader in mouthguards; McDavid, a brand at the top of the recommended lists of pro athletes, sports medicine professionals and athletic trainers for more than 30 years; Nathan, the running essentials market leader in athletic hydration, visibility and performance gear; and KT tape, an elastic sports tape designed to relieve pain while supporting muscles, tendons and ligaments. United Sports Brands is also a portfolio company of Bregal Partners, a private equity investment firm.

Our brands

McDavid

McDavid Inc. designs and markets sports medicine, sports protection, and performance apparel for active people and athletes. We are relentless in our pursuit of preventing injuries and enhancing performance. Our story began in 1969 when Dr. Robert F. McDavid Jr., the company’s namesake and founder emeritus, created the first widely used protective knee brace for football. Today, McDavid products top the recommendation lists of pro athletes, sports medicine professionals and athletic trainers. From our research-backed ankle braces to patented HEX protective technology, McDavid products address both the broad range and the specific needs of professional – and every day – athletes across a variety of sports.

Shock Doctor

Shock Doctor, the undisputed leader in mouthguard technology and the #1 mouthguard in the world, has become a leader in sports protection and performance around the globe. Our continual innovation in performance-driven and protective equipment is trusted fearless pro and youth athletes. Shock Doctor products are worn by hundreds of professional and college athletes and available in more than 10,000 retail locations.

Nathan

Driven by a real understanding of athlete needs, NATHAN’s team of innovators sweat the details, because it’s the details that help you push your potential. As the market leader in creating ground-breaking Running Essentials™ gear, NATHAN’s performance-driven products help you have your best run. NATHAN’s essential offerings, built for road warriors, ultra runners, triathletes, couch to 5Kers, and every dedicated athlete in between, include industry-leading and best-selling hydration vests, belts, handhelds, bottles, running paks, active visibility and reflective vests, and other gear, all designed to help you run stronger and longer. Used and abused by hundreds of thousands of athletes across the globe, NATHAN Running Essentials™ products are available in specialty running shops, outdoor retailers, and sporting goods stores in 45 countries… and counting.