General Tools & Instruments, a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners, has acquired Garden Weasel from privately-owned Faultless Brands.
Garden Weasel’s products include a range of cultivators, weeders, edgers, nut gatherers and hand tools including Garden Weasel, Garden Claw, and WeedPopper tools. The company’s products are sold primarily in hardware stores, farm and fleet stores, home improvement centers, and big-box retailers. Garden Weasel was founded in 1975 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.
The buy of Garden Weasel is the second add-on acquisition by General Tool since being acquired by High Road in February 2014. In November 2017, General Tool acquired PacTool International, a designer and manufacturer of a range of siding tools, specialty hand tools, cutting tools and blades used in construction, renovation and remodeling jobs. PacTool’s products include the Gecko Gauge, Snapper Shears, and the Roof Snake.