Prospect Brands

Prospect Brands, LLC is a partnership between McCarthy Capital Fund V and Tom Nolan. McCarthy Capital Fund V is managed by McCarthy Partners Management, LLC, an affiliated RIA of McCarthy Capital (“McCarthy”).

McCarthy is an Omaha-based private equity firm focused exclusively on lower middle-market companies. For more than 25 years, the McCarthy organization has been partnering with founders, families, and exceptional management teams to support the growth of their companies.


In 2012, Prospect Brands, LLC acquired Gerbing’s Heated Clothing, Inc. For over 40 years Gerbing has been developing self-heating technology to overcome cold at speed. Whether you're jumping out of an airplane at 30,000 feet, ripping a first decent at sixty miles-per-hour or running wide open on your bike in the dead of winter, Gerbing Thermovelocity Protection™ delivers the highest performance and most distinctive designs in the outerwear market.

We are born from aeronautics. Fueled by a passion for motorsports. And engineered to withstand the fridged conditions of the pacific northwest.

Gerbing makes wearable technology specifically designed for the temperature of speed.


In 2013, Prospect Brands, LLC acquired Duck Head. The Duck Head name goes back to 1865 when two brothers in Nashville, Tennessee bought surplus Army tents made out of a heavy canvas-like material know as duck. Although it was not intended as a clothing material, duck proved to make sturdy work pants & overalls. These early duck pants became know as khakis, and created a durable clothing staple for the last century.

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