Published January 15, 2020

Hadley Capital Acquires Equustock

By Paul Wormley

Hadley Capital recently acquired Equustock, a manufacturer of premium animal bedding and litter products, predominantly horse bedding shavings and pellets sold under the Company’s well regarded Guardian Horse Bedding brand. Hadley Capital acquired and recapitalized the business in partnership with Claire and Jon Brant who founded the company in 2001. Hadley Capital and the Brant’s plan is to build on the Guardian brand’s superior brand reputation and to expand Equustock’s production capacity and market reach.

“We are excited to join forces with Hadley Capital. They share our commitment to producing the highest quality bedding and pairing it with exceptional service and delivery capabilities,” said Claire Brant, President of Equustock.

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Paul Wormley - General Partner

Paul joined Hadley Capital in 2005. He has spent his entire career working with small and emerging companies. Paul grew up in a family business environment and is an owner of his family’s community newspaper business. Paul works with GT Golf Supplies, Pneu-Con, Open Sky Media and Centare. He was the chairman of the board of directors for i-deal Optics, a previous Hadley Capital company.

Paul is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys fishing, hunting, riding motorbikes, Crossfit and an occasional craft beer. He works closely with a number of non-profit organizations including One Acre Fund and Trout & Salmon Foundation, and serves as chairman of the Finance Committee at his church.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He and his wife, Rosemary, have three children.