Mergers & Acquisitions

Posted July 1, 2016

ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN) — Shimano Europe has agreed to acquire Lazer Sport NV, the Belgian helmet brand.

The companies agreed to the deal on Thursday. After clearance from authorities, the acquisition is expected to close in the second half of this year, Shimano said.

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Posted June 3, 2016

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — Italty's 3T Cycling Srl will acquire THM Carbones GmbH, a high-end carbon components brand based in Germany. The companies said the acquisition will be completed in August.

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Posted May 13, 2016
A Green Guru pannier/backpack made partially of recycled tubes.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Eco Brands Group, the parent of Green Guru Gear and Ecologic Designs, has acquired another recycled products manufacturer, Seattle-based Alchemy Goods.

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Posted April 13, 2016
Co-founder Eric Jensen appointed president; re-branding to be announced.

BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — K-Edge has new owners and is planning a re-branding, as two of its co-founders — Joe Savola and his wife, the Olympic cyclist Kristin Armstrong — have sold their interest in the brand to AceCo Precision Tools. K-Edge co-founder Eric Jensen been has appointed president.

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Posted April 11, 2016

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Colorado-based Feedback Sports has acquired Scorpion Bike Stands LLC, which was based in Dana Point, California. The purchase includes patents and trademarks associated with the Scorpion bicycle stand developed by Scorpion founder Mike Diorio.

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Posted April 4, 2016

CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor Inc. has completed its purchase of the Bell, Giro, C-Preme and Blackburn brands for $400 million.

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Posted March 31, 2016

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert North America has bought the inventory, including proprietary brands, once distributed by Seattle Bike Supply.

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Posted March 1, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. announced agreements this week to acquire mobile video editing apps Replay and Splice. Merging Replay and Splice.

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Posted February 25, 2016
Vista — which owns CamelBak and Bolle — buys the owner of Bell, Giro and Blackburn.

CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor Inc. has agreed to buy BRG Sports, Inc.'s Action Sports division, which includes Bell, Giro, C-Preme and Blackburn.

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Posted February 22, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Amer Sports Corp., the owner of Mavic and several other outdoor brands, has bought Utah's Enve Composites for $50 million. 

Enve makes carbon rims, wheels and components and has annual sales of about $30 million.

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Posted February 16, 2016
DeLorme offers mapping products and GPS devices with satellite texting features.

YARMOUTH, Maine (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. has agreed to buy DeLorme, a privately-held, Maine-based company that designs and markets consumer GPS tracking devices with two-way communication and navigational capabilities. 

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