Mergers & Acquisitions

Posted December 28, 2020

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries, which had planned a special shareholder meeting for Jan. 12 to vote on accepting an offer to go private, has now delayed that meeting until Feb. 16.

Posted December 21, 2020
Company said it will be building products in the U.S. before the end of 2021.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Peloton has agreed to acquire Precor, one of the largest global commercial fitness equipment providers, in a transaction valued at $420 million.

Posted December 3, 2020
BikeFit's Standard Starter System

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products announced Thursday that it has acquired the BikeFit brand, which sells bike fitting tools, education services and apps.

Posted December 3, 2020
The latest acquisition means a new line of modern BMX components.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — After acquiring Race Inc. in July and then securing a long-term licensing agreement to bring the Jeff Bottema fork back to the market, American BMX Company is at it again.

Posted November 13, 2020

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries has agreed to a buy-out offer from a group backed by Cerberus Capital led by a family group that includes CEO Martin Schwartz and other current Dorel executives.

Posted November 2, 2020

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media has acquired FinisherPix, a global provider of endurance sports photography. Since its founding in 2010 by Robbie Little and Thomas Reichhold, FinisherPix has photographed over 4.5 million runners, triathletes, and cyclists across 3,000 events in 50+ countries.

Posted October 9, 2020

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media — the owner of BRAIN, VeloNews, Triathlete, VeloPress, VeloSwap, and Rol Massif in the cycling world — is expanding its portfolio to acquire Rock and Ice, Trail Runner, and Gym Climber magazines, all formerly produced by Big Stone Publishing.

Posted September 23, 2020
Compass, the former owner of Fox Factory and CamelBak, is paying $454 million for BOA.
Compass Diversified will acquire the BOA Fit System.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified announced Tuesday that it will acquire BOA Technology Inc., creators of the BOA Fit System for shoes and other products. 

Posted July 24, 2020

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Race Inc., a brand that dates to the early days of BMX, has a new owner who plans to return it to prominence in the sport.

Posted July 12, 2020
Campagne, right, with Vriends.

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — The owners of Vittoria Group, including founder and president Rudie Campagne, have sold the tire maker to Wise Equity, an Italian group.  

Posted June 30, 2020

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media, which owns media titles including VeloNews, Triathlete and Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, has acquired three divisions of Active Interest Media.

Posted June 30, 2020

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. has acquired Firstbeat Analytics Oy, a privately-held provider of physiological analytics and metrics for consumer devices in the health, wellness, fitness and performance markets.

Posted June 5, 2020

CHAVANOD, France (BRAIN) — Groupe Rossignol has announced the sale of the TIME bike and pedal business to WhaTTfornow, a four-year-old e-bike brand.

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