Mergers & Acquisitions

Posted July 20, 2017

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin has acquired Alphamantis Technologies Inc., a Montréal company that does aerodynamics testing and develops measurement technology for the cycling industry.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 23, 2017

PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN) — Race Productions NV, parent company of Ridley, is taking over Belgian brand Eddy Merckx. Bart van Muylder, CEO of Diepensteyn NV and owner of Eddy Merckx Cycles, said that the company’s limited scale has had a negative impact on its purchase and sales prices.

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Posted June 19, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Lululemon Athletica has made a minority investment in cycling apparel company 7mesh Industries.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 19, 2017

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle said it’s adding 100 new retail jobs to the Philadelphia-area as the company looks to bolster its employee base after its recent acquisition of 12 Bike Line locations. The positions — which include various sales and service roles — are new and will be an addition to the current employee base at Bike Line’s locations.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 19, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder Supply has purchased Bikelugs.com and production rights and tooling for the framebuilding products designed by Kirk Pacenti, including his fork crowns and lugs.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 6, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Stages Indoor Cycling has acquired VismoX, a group cycling software platform developed by Virtual Cycling AS of Norway.

Stages has been the global distributor for VismoX and the acquisition is effective immediately.

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Posted May 24, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Emerald Expositions, the parent of Interbike and Outdoor Retailer, has acquired the SIA Snow Show for approximately $16 million. Emerald plans to merge the SIA Snow Show with Outdoor Retailer to become the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show, with the first combined show held in January 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted February 22, 2017

PRZASNYSZ, Poland (BRAIN) —Kross S.A., the largest Polish bike manufacturer, has purchased Multicycle, a Dutch e-bike brand that declared bankruptcy last year.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 2, 2017
BRAIN photo.

ARLINGTON, Va. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has acquired Revolution Cycles, with locations in and around Washington, D.C. Nearby Trek dealers are mostly positive about the move.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 1, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The online bike registry platform Project 529 has acquired the National Bike Registry and is integrating the two programs, which have nearly 400,000 bikes in their combined registries.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 10, 2017
Dutch conglomerate expands e-bike brand mix.
Adam Vollmer and the Faraday Porteur at the Interbike 2014 show

ALMERE, The Netherlands (BRAIN) — Pon Holdings, owner of several bike brands including Cervélo, Gazelle, Focus and Santa Cruz, has acquired lifestyle e-bike company Faraday Bicycles. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 6, 2016
UPDATED. Company plans to open concept stores in prestigious capital cities.

GREENWICH, Conn. (BRAIN) — Italy's Pinarello bike brand has been purchased by L Catterton, a U.S.-based private equity firm. The luxury brand conglomerate LVMH, the owner of Louis Vuitton and other brands, is a part owner of L Catteron. A purchase price was not released.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 22, 2016
Cinema's Freecoaster hub.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout Distribution, which owns the Kink and Mission BMX brands, has acquired Cinema BMX,.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 17, 2016
Jason Smith (left) and Martin Banke.

HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN) — Danish high-end component and bearing manufacturer CeramicSpeed has acquired Friction Facts, a Boulder, Colorado-based testing lab.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 24, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group is expanding its portfolio of bicycle infrastructure products with the acquisition of Bike Fixtation.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 20, 2016

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bravo Sports Corp. has acquired Nutcase, the Portland, Oregon-based urban helmet brand known for its colorful designs. 

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 18, 2016

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) – Pinarello has issued a statement following various news reports that the LVMH Group, parent company of Louis Vuitton and other luxury brands, was in talks to acquire the high-end Italian brand.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted August 19, 2016

CAPE TOWN, South Africa and TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Ironman has reached an agreement to buy the Cape Epic mountain bike race in South Africa, marking Ironman’s biggest step into the mountain biking market as it aims to grow the race format across the globe.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 16, 2016
ASI announces the acquisition to employees Tuesday afternoon.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International has bought the nation’s largest bicycle retailer, Performance Bicycle, including its 106 stores, private-label brands Forte, Spin Doctor, Transit and Scattante, and online businesses Performancebike.com and Nashbar.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted August 15, 2016

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has acquired Alienation, the Mill Valley, California-based BMX aftermarket and OEM component brand.

Alienation is best known for its front-specific BMX rim, and for its wheel systems using TCS  (Tubeless Compatible System), licensed from WTB.

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