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AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Reed Business BV, owner of Bike Europe, plans to sell off the European trade magazine along with 16 other business-to-business magazines and brands to Dutch publishing house B+B Vakmedianet.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Media/Publishing

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv has announced two additions to its global team. Amy Stanfield has been hired as Liv global senior marketing manager, while Janette Sherman has been promoted to global communications manager.

Tagged People

WOBURN, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — U.K. brand AbsoluteBlack has announced that Bicycle Technologies International will distribute its chainrings, hubs and other components in the U.S. starting in January 2015.

Tagged Distributor news

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) —  POC has been awarded a prestigious Swedish design award for AVIP, the concept behind the brand's road cycling gear, introduced in 2013. The Design S award has been presented every second year since 2006; this year's winners were announced Nov.

Tagged Awards

PADUA, Italy (BRAIN) — An Italy-based organization is raising money by raffling pro team bikes to support the building of a children's maxillofacial operating room in Armenia.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Nordic Capital Fund, the largest shareholder in Thule, has spun off its shares of the company in a public offering that values Thule at nearly $1 billion.

STUTTGART, Germany (BRAIN) — Joe Parkin, the former editor at Bike and Paved magazines, is joining the Germany-based Enduro Mountainbike Magazine as its chief editor for the U.S.

Tagged Media/Publishing

SANDY, Utah – (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has appointed Leggera Technologies International, an Asian-based bicycle consulting company, to assume sales and marketing duties for Reynolds Cycling's aftermarket products throughout Asia.

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles is eyeing growth in the Asian market. The German consumer-direct brand has launched Canyon Japan.

SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN) — With a goal of doubling annual production to 1 million bikes, folding-bike maker Dahon has relocated to a larger factory in the Songgand district of Shenzhen, China.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  Stages Cycling products are now available in South Korea via Welltuned, a distribution branch of the Hung-A corporation. This new partnership serves as Stages Cycling's entry to the Asian cycling market.

Tagged Distributor news

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is stepping up to become the co-title sponsor of the women's team formerly known as Specialized-Lululemon. This is SRAM's first venture into title sponsorship on the road.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Koobi, a small saddle supplier that targets the triathlon market, has added two new international distributors to its roster, said Phil Schweizer, the company's founder.

Tagged Distributor news

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eurobike trade show are planning a pre-show event for the cycling media, to be held June 30-July 2 in Kirchberg, Austria. 

Tagged Eurobike
The Dutch company says it's in talks to buy a Danish distributor, Cycle Service Nordic.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group is bullish about the second half of its 2014 fiscal year, expecting to book higher turnover and net profit in all of its key markets.

The Dutch company owns Accell North America and the Raleigh, Diamondback, Lapierre and Redline bike brands, among others. 

WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — The final 2015 Cannondale-Garmin ProTour team roster includes members of the former Cannondale Pro Cycling team and the Garmin-Sharp team.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker products are going to be distributed in Norway, Denmark and Sweden by Gaia Sport, a distributor co-owned by Danish triathlete Rasmus Henning.

Tagged Distributor news

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 has extended its current contracts with its Korean and Japanese distributors, Anvil SNH Co. and Itochu Fashion System, respectively.

Tagged Distributor news

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yuba Bicycles has signed eLastenrad, a German online seller of electric cargo bikes, as its new European distributor.

Tagged Distributor news

LONDON (BRAIN) — Investcorp has agreed to buy Dainese, the Italian protective gear maker, from Lino Dainese for €130 million ($162 million). Mr. Dainese will retain a minority stake in the business alongside Investcorp.

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