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Posted November 29, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Falconhead Capital, the owner of Competitor Group Inc., has sold the company to another venture capital group, Calera Capital Partners according to reports.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Media/Publishing / Events
Posted November 26, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Versa Capital Management LLC has purchased New Hampshire-based Eastern Mountain Sports, a 69-store retail chain.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted November 1, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — LTP Sports Group Inc., the new distribution arm of Norco Bicycles, has taken over ownership of Norco dealer John Henry Bikes, a fixture on Vancouver’s North Shore for 20 years, following the retirements of owners John Henry and Willie Cromack.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted November 1, 2012

ALMERE, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Pon Holdings continues its buying spree with the addition of Union Bicycles to its fast-growing Pon Bicycle Group division.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted October 24, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Emilio De Soto has recently bought back shares in the privately held De Soto Clothing, Inc. from one of last remaining original shareholders, giving the company's founder full control of the brand.

The last original shareholder was triathlete Dan Neyenhuis.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted October 16, 2012

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN) — Easton Cycling is licensing carbon spoke intellectual property from Topolino for some new products to be introduced next year, the companies announced Tuesday. Topolino is ending sales of its bike wheels to focus on its wheelchair wheels.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted October 10, 2012
Moment Ace Rotor

MARIN, CA (BRAIN) — Rob Reedy of Echos Communications has purchased Dirty Dog MTB, maker of aftermarket laser-etched mountain bike brake rotors, stems and cable guides, and rebranded the company Moment Industries.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted October 9, 2012

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — Pon Holding on Tuesday said it would pay the last shareholders of Derby Cycle 31.56 euros per share to buy out the remaining 5 percent interest in the company.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted September 27, 2012
Scott also buys Garmont's LifeLink division

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — Scott USA and Garmont USA will merge U.S. distribution operations, the companies announced this week. 

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted September 18, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV(BRAIN) — Showers Pass co-president Ed Dalton has sold his interest in the Portland-based cycling apparel maker to business partner and co-president Kyle Ranson, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted September 18, 2012

MENDHAM, N.J.  (BRAIN) — The owner of Van Dessel, a small bike brand best known on the East Coast for it cyclocross bikes, is looking for an investing partner or a buyer.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted September 11, 2012

LAVAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — A significant announcement relative to Guru Bicycles’ future will come at next week’s Interbike show, and several sources close to the company expect the news to be about a new owner for the Canadian custom frame and fit system manufacturer.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Interbike
Posted June 7, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 12:30 PM MT—Outdoor supplier Black Diamond has agreed to buy POC Sweden, a protective gear manufacturer whose product line includes bike helmets.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted June 6, 2012

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) Wednesday June 6 2012 11:15 AM MT—Endurance event and media company Competitor Group Inc. and running retailer The Running Speciality Group are among the partners in a new $9 million investment in the fitness app company MapMyFitness.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted May 23, 2012

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) Wednesday May 23 2012 8:47 AM MT—Accell Group N.V. has completed the purchase of all issued shares in Raleigh Cycle Limited, the company announced Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted May 17, 2012

World Triathlon Corporation, the owner of the Ironman events and trademark, has sold its two-year-old magazine to a group of investors that includes WTC executive and former Triathlete magazine owner John Duke.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted May 9, 2012

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) Wednesday May 9 2012 5:59 PM MT—Serotta has entered into a partnership agreement with financial services firm Bradway Capital to accelerate the handcrafted bike manufacturer’s research, design and production.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted May 3, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) Thursday May 3 2012 12:18 PM MT—Steve Flagg and Mary Henrickson have acquired a majority stake in SmartEtailing, developer of websites and software for more than 1,000 U.S. specialty bike dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted May 1, 2012

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) Tuesday May 1 2012 3:38 PM MT—Peter Hurley, currently CEO and president of American Bicycle Group, has acquired a majority interest in the company, ABG announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted April 27, 2012

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) Friday April 27 2012 3:05 PM MT—Derby Cycles’ license to sell Raleigh in parts of Europe will continue even as one of its primary competitors, Accell Group, takes over ownership of the British brand.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions

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