Mergers & Acquisitions

Posted June 4, 2018

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (BRAIN) — Vail Resorts, Inc. has agreed to purchase Triple Peaks, LLC, the parent company of Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado.

Posted June 4, 2018

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has bought Machines for Freedom, a women's cycling clothing brand founded four years ago by Jennifer Kriske. The brands will remain separate and Specialized described the purchase as "a bold investment in women's leadership."

Posted May 18, 2018

DENVER (BRAIN) — Several of Colorado's largest and longest standing bike events are being operated by new owners this season.

Posted May 18, 2018

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. (BRAIN) — Height of Land Publications, the publisher of Alpinist, Backcountry Magazine, and Cross Country Skier, has acquired Mountain Flyer, the quarterly enthusiast mountain bike title published by Secret Agent Publishing in Gunnison, Colorado.

Posted May 16, 2018

DENVER (BRAIN) — JackRabbit, which operates 60 athletic specialty stores and several e-commerce sites, has acquired Clever Training, a multisport e-commerce retailer. JackRabbit's parent is the private investment firm CriticalPoint Capital. 

Posted May 9, 2018

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The ASG Group has acquired Southern California mountain bike brand Ellsworth.

Posted April 30, 2018

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports is increasing its presence in the softgoods market, which has been one of its best performing segments in recent years, with the purchase of Peak Performance.

Posted April 25, 2018

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Hearst Magazines has taken a minority stake in Gear Patrol, a "men's enthusiast media company" that operates partly on an affiliate e-commerce model. Last year Hearst bought Rodale, including its Bicycling magazine title.

Posted April 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Ride share company Uber has purchased Jump, which operates dockless e-bike share programs in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Uber had announced earlier this year that its users could reserve Jump e-bikes using the Uber app in San Francisco.  

Posted March 28, 2018
ANA was the largest investor in the mobile service franchiser; now it is full owner.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has acquired Beeline Bikes, the mobile service franchiser. ANA has been an investor in the company for several years.

Posted March 21, 2018
Pentland owns brands including Speedo, Mitre, Canterbury and Berghaus.

LIVINGSTON, U.K. (BRAIN) — Endura has been acquired by Pentland Brands Limited, the British family-owned business behind global brand names such as Speedo, Mitre, Canterbury and Berghaus.

Posted March 12, 2018
Terry Precision Bicycles owner Liz Robert and partners were outbid for the assets of the Vermont-based wool clothing brand.

BURLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — A New York City-based investment group, Flour Fund, has purchased the assets of the wool clothing brand Ibex. The fund outbid an offer from a Vermont group that included Liz Robert, the owner of Terry Precision Bicycles.

Posted March 12, 2018
Company will remain in Colorado and continue to be led by co-founder Chris Sugai, who plans an expansion of R&D, marketing and international sales.

DENVER (BRAIN) — After an eventful few months, Niner Bicycles has been purchased by UWHK Ltd., an investment firm with ties to the Huffy Corp. A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge approved the sale last week and the purchase closed Friday afternoon.

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