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DPMS acquired by Cerberus Capital affiliate

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Henry Bowman, Dec 18, 2007.

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  1. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

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    http://sev.prnewswire.com/aerospace-defense/20071213/NYTH10313122007-1.html

    First Bushmaster, then Remington. Who's next?
     
  2. 30 cal slob

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    yeesh. ya think Cerberus would be a little concerned about political risk when it comes to buying EBR companies that sell to civilians.
     
  3. kieran

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    they need a handgun maker to balance their portfolio.
     
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    On one hand I agree, but on the other I have to say that Cerberus is a huge company with a lot of clout on Wall St and, probably, Capital Hill. If they can bring operational expertise to the firm and streamline things between Bushmaster, Remington, and DPMS, they can probably realize some excellent economies of scale, thus increasing margins.

    As for differentiation... Remington for hunting, Bushmaster for tactical, DPMS for target?

    ETA: I wonder if they're exploring the possibility of competing against Colt and FN for .mil contracts.
     
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    SWHC is pretty cheap right now
     
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    Thats my guess.
     
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    ETA: I wonder if they're exploring the possibility of competing against Colt and FN for .mil contracts.

    I was wondering the same thing......The combined resources of those entities would make for some great R&D......
     
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    Those are the same folks that bought Chrysler/Dodge. Maybe they will make a "DPMS" edition Dodge truck. Or maybe a free LR with the purchase of any Chrysler vehicle.

    Brad
     
  9. strat81

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    That's the beauty of it... if they want to supply M16s and M4s, they don't need to do any research or development. Just ensure they have proper input materials and that manufacturing and QC standards are up to snuff. No need to reinvent the wheel if they're producing an M16.

    Now, if they want to get into that HK416, XCR, SCAR debacle, then they'd need some R&D.
     
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    i wonder if they'll do a big game edition of the LR-30S. it would complement the varmint rebadge-a-bushmaster they already have, nicely.
     
  11. Daemon688

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    Bushmaster and DPMS now owned by Cerberus, what direction will they take these companies?
     
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    Is it true that they are going to start installing one of each in the new Dodge Rams 4X4s:rolleyes:
     
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    Aren't they also rumored to be looking at Springfield?
     
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    Ah Ha! So that is why Remington has an AR15 rifle under the Remington name. Makes sense to me. I own all three, Remington, Bushmaster and DPMS. I hope everything goes well for them.
     
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    I'm still not sure how I feel about all these good firearms companies being bought-out by one uber-corporation... Especially one named Cerberus...

    (From the all-knowing Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerberus)
     
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