Mergers & Acquisitions

Posted February 14, 2019

BATH, England (BRAIN) — U.K.-based publisher Future plc. has announced plans to buy CyclingNews.com and Procycling magazine from Immediate Media Co.

Posted February 12, 2019

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. announced Tuesday that it has reached a deal to acquire Dutch indoor smart trainer company Tacx. The deal is expected to close during the second quarter of 2019. The terms of the deal will not be disclosed, Garmin stated.

Posted February 2, 2019

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — American Media, LLC, best known as publisher of National Enquirer, Us Weekly and Men's Journal, has acquired the media assets comprising TEN: Publishing's Adventure Sports Network (ASN). The American Media Active Lifestyle Group will now include adventure and sports brands including Bike, Powder, Surfer, the Transworld titles, and Snowboarder.

Posted January 31, 2019
Acquisition brings VeloNews and BRAIN under the same management.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media, best known for publishing VeloNews, has acquired Bicycle Retailer & Industry News from Emerald Expositions.

Posted December 12, 2018

BOCA RATON, Fla. (BRAIN) — Split Peak LLC, a private investment firm, has acquired Clean Designs, LLC, the parent company of Clean Bottle.

Clean Bottle was launched in 2010 with a guerrilla marketing campaign at that summer's Tour de France and later appeared on the ABC series "Shark Tank." 

Posted December 5, 2018

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (BRAIN) — Dakine, an outdoor sports lifestyle brand that offers bike clothes and bags, has been acquired by Marquee Brands LLC, a brand management company that owns the Bruno Magli and Body Glove brands, among others.

Posted November 30, 2018

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Ride share company Lyft has completed its purchase of Motivate, the country's largest bike share company. The purchase was originally announced in July. 

Posted November 16, 2018

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (BRAIN) — Tenneco Inc., a publicly traded U.S. automotive company with annual sales over $9 billion, has agreed to buy Öhlins, a Swedish suspension company that offers some bicycle products in addition to suspension for the motorsports industry.

Posted November 9, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hydration product maker HydraPak has acquired insulated bottle brand Polar Bottle.

Posted November 7, 2018

DEARBORN, Mich. (BRAIN) — Axios is reporting, based on multiple unnamed sources, that Ford Motor Co. has agreed to buy the electric scooter startup Spin.

Posted October 24, 2018
Reynolds carbon wheels will complement Hayes' SUNringlé line of alloy wheels and rims.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN)—Hayes Performance Systems has bought Reynolds Cycling and said it will aggressively offer dealers three levels of carbon wheels with average aftermarket margins of 40 percent.

Posted October 19, 2018

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Factory LLC, a Pennsylvania-based operating company, has made an equity investment in the sports nutritional brand Honey Stinger.

Posted September 21, 2018

EMPORIA, Kan. (BRAIN) — Owner of the Dirty Kanza gravel race announced that the event has been purchased by Life Time, the fitness chain that also owns the Leadville 100 mountain bike race and the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival.

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