Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

Posted December 18, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — This time last year, Hill Abell was contemplating some big changes at his five Austin stores. Drastic changes.

Posted December 17, 2020
Some retailers say this was the year to quit while they were ahead. Some are getting some help from Trek Bicycle.

FLOWER MOUND, Texas (BRAIN) — This year's bike boom left many retailers with empty shelves, bulging bank accounts, and greatly reduced debt. It also left many exhausted. More than a few have decided this was the perfect time to get out of the retail grind, one way or another.

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 September 8, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (BRAIN) — Following its purchase by Trek Bicycle, New Hampshire's Goodale's Bike Shops will retain the 100-year-old name, former owner Brad Hill has told the local newspaper.

Posted August 2, 2020

BRAIN spoke with Life Time's Kimo Seymour about the acquisition announced Tuesday.

Posted July 24, 2020
Brad Hill at the 100th anniversary party.

NASHUA, N.H. (BRAIN) — Industry sources tell BRAIN that Brad Hill, owner of the three-store New Hampshire chain Goodale's, is about to sell the business to Trek Bicycles. Hill told BRAIN Thursday that he would have no comment.

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.  


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