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Posted February 5, 2009
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports has acquired Ultimate Bike Support, the bicycle division of Ultimate Holdings, Inc. of Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Posted January 19, 2009
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima Products has acquired RackandRoll, a manufacturer of high performance multi-sport trailers based in Frederick, Maryland.

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Posted January 15, 2009
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports has been acquired by K2 Sports. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Posted December 8, 2008
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Madison has secured the purchase of the Saracen brand and all the related intellectual property.

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Posted September 23, 2008
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. (ASI) has purchased Breezer bikes. The purchase includes all assets and trademarks of the Breezer bicycle brand as well as an agreement with Joe Breeze for consulting services on new projects and designs.

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Posted August 22, 2008
HOOD RIVER, OR (BRAIN)—Marking its fifth acquisition in the past five years, Billabong International Ltd. reached an agreement to buy surf, snow and bike accessories maker DaKine Hawaii Inc. for as much as $133 million.

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Posted July 15, 2008

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — Tenneco Inc. has entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase the suspension business of Gruppo Marzocchi, an Italian-based worldwide leader in supplying suspension technology in the two-wheeler market.

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Posted July 9, 2008
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Amtel-Vredestein, the Netherlands automotive and bicycle tire maker, has agreed to be acquired by Sibur Holding, owner of Sibur Russian Tires, in a $370 million deal that assures the financially troubled Dutch company’s future.

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Posted June 26, 2008
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries' Pacific Cycle division has acquired the assets of PTI Sports, a leading U.S. designer, manufacturer and distributor of bicycle parts, helmets and other accessories, for $28.1 million (USD).

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Posted May 18, 2008
GOLDEN, CO (BRIAN)—Spot Brand, manufacturers of single-speed bikes and carbon belt drive systems, has added Maverick’s full-suspension product line to its offerings.

Maverick founders Paul Turner and Frank Vogel will still be involved with future Maverick designs.

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Posted April 21, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—BikeMine has a new owner. Vittoria Industries has bought its American distributor creating a new company, Vittoria Industries North America.

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Posted April 17, 2008
WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Sports Adventures International S.A., a newly formed Swiss investment group, has acquired Pedro’s from its parent company, Swix Sport USA.

The terms of the deal, which becomes effective May 1, were kept private.

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Posted March 30, 2008
NEW BRUNSWICK, Quebec (BRAIN)—Barrett Corporation, a privately held international management Company, has become the majority shareholder in Cycles Lambert.

Roynat Capital now retains a significant minority interest in Cycles Lambert.

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Posted March 25, 2008
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA (BRAIN)—A.T. Cross has closed an all cash transaction to purchase Native Eyewear, the maker of sport performance sunglasses and goggles.

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Posted March 17, 2008
BY MATT WIEBE

IRVINE, CA—News that Shimano snapped up Pearl Izumi from Nautilus last month caught most of the industry by surprise.

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Posted March 9, 2008
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—GAI Cycles of Phoenix has acquired 100 percent ownership in Titus Cycles from Vyatek Sports.

Founded in 1991, Titus Cycles—based out of Tempe—builds both mountain and road bikes. Titus designs and builds both stock and custom frames by applying aluminum, carbon fiber,
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Posted February 29, 2008
BY JASON NORMAN

MONTREAL, Quebec—When Dorel Industries purchased Cannondale early last month the industry’s top tier became a little more crowded and competitive.

Dorel had no problem throwing down the gauntlet either.

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Posted February 27, 2008
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)–Accell Group is buying Ghost Mountainbikes, a high-end German bicycle brand, adding yet another premium bike company to its ever-growing corporate portfolio.

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Posted February 19, 2008
CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has been acquired by Risk equity Partners, a California-based investment group.

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Posted February 19, 2008
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano has purchased Dash America, Pearl Izumi’s parent company, from Nautilus. Pearl Izumi becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Shimano’s U.S. operations, and will continue to operate from its facilities in Broomfield, Colorado and Kirchzarten, Germany.

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