CPC, LLC – a company formed to buy, build, and hold™ businesses with a long-term horizon – announced that it has acquired Drug Free Sport International (DFSI). This acquisition was made alongside DFSI’s current management team. Together, the two companies look forward to the continued growth and success of the business.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. with an office in Stockholm, Sweden, DFSI is an international third-party administrator of unbiased and customized drug prevention and drug-testing programs for professional, collegiate, and amateur sports organizations, as well as a third-party service provider for clinical and mobile health services.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with CPC’s approach to our partnership and what the future holds for the Company. CPC engages a beneficial long-term hold strategy with its portfolio companies that fosters sustainable success and places an emphasis on human capital,” commented Chris Guinty, Drug Free Sport CEO. “This focus is particularly important as we continue prioritizing top service for our clients and their stakeholders.”

 “CPC strives to partner with world class people to build exceptional places to work,” said Wiley Curran, CPC Principal and Co-Founder. “Chris and his team are a prime example of world class, and we are thrilled to have this opportunity to continue their mission and vision alongside the Drug Free Sport management team. Even more thrilling is the opportunity to work alongside this team right here in Kansas City – the place we all call home.”

About CPC

CPC is owned by large family offices and successful entrepreneurs that are collectively aligned around long-term decision making and wealth creation. It was formed from the merging of Curran Companies’ and C3 Capital’s management teams and seeks to invest $60 million to $120 million per company into control investments. CPC does not use enterprise leverage to fund acquisitions, instead focusing management teams to excel in the Five Key Battles™: People, Systems and Processes, Execution, Customer Intimacy, and Product Leadership. Prior to forming CPC, the management team invested in more than 100 businesses covering a wide variety of industries. 

About Drug Free Sport International

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Drug Free Sport International (DFSI) is a global leader in the anti-doping industry with more than 24 years administering comprehensive anti-doping solutions for amateur and professional athletic organizations worldwide. Its highly experienced and diverse staff is committed to quality, technical innovation, and maintaining the most extensively trained collection network in the industry. In 2018, International Doping Tests & Management (IDTM), a full-service provider in anti-doping services based in Stockholm, Sweden, merged with DFSI continuing their mission to be a truly global service provider. Together, IDTM and DFSI offer clients access to over 500 professionally trained Doping Control and Blood Collection Officers covering more than 100 countries. In 2020, DFSI expanded into non-human anti-doping sports drug testing, establishing the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit (HIWU). HIWU acts as the Enforcement Agency managing all aspects of the anti-doping program for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA). Learn more at drugfreesport.com, idtm.se, and hiwu.org.

Boxwood Partners provided sell-side representation for DFSI. Polsinelli and Haynes Boone provided legal representation for the buyer and seller, respectively.

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