Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

Posted January 19, 2009

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima Products has acquired RackandRoll, a manufacturer of high performance multi-sport trailers based in Frederick, Maryland.

Posted January 15, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports has been acquired by K2 Sports. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Posted December 8, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Madison has secured the purchase of the Saracen brand and all the related intellectual property.

Posted September 23, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. (ASI) has purchased Breezer bikes. The purchase includes all assets and trademarks of the Breezer bicycle brand as well as an agreement with Joe Breeze for consulting services on new projects and designs.

Posted August 22, 2008

HOOD RIVER, OR (BRAIN)—Marking its fifth acquisition in the past five years, Billabong International Ltd. reached an agreement to buy surf, snow and bike accessories maker DaKine Hawaii Inc. for as much as $133 million.

Posted July 15, 2008

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — Tenneco Inc. has entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase the suspension business of Gruppo Marzocchi, an Italian-based worldwide leader in supplying suspension technology in the two-wheeler market.

Posted July 9, 2008

ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Amtel-Vredestein, the Netherlands automotive and bicycle tire maker, has agreed to be acquired by Sibur Holding, owner of Sibur Russian Tires, in a $370 million deal that assures the financially troubled Dutch company’s future.

Posted June 26, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries' Pacific Cycle division has acquired the assets of PTI Sports, a leading U.S. designer, manufacturer and distributor of bicycle parts, helmets and other accessories, for $28.1 million (USD).

Posted May 18, 2008

GOLDEN, CO (BRIAN)—Spot Brand, manufacturers of single-speed bikes and carbon belt drive systems, has added Maverick’s full-suspension product line to its offerings.

Maverick founders Paul Turner and Frank Vogel will still be involved with future Maverick designs.

Posted April 21, 2008

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—BikeMine has a new owner. Vittoria Industries has bought its American distributor creating a new company, Vittoria Industries North America.

Posted April 17, 2008

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Sports Adventures International S.A., a newly formed Swiss investment group, has acquired Pedro’s from its parent company, Swix Sport USA.

The terms of the deal, which becomes effective May 1, were kept private.

Posted March 30, 2008

NEW BRUNSWICK, Quebec (BRAIN)—Barrett Corporation, a privately held international management Company, has become the majority shareholder in Cycles Lambert.

Roynat Capital now retains a significant minority interest in Cycles Lambert.

Posted March 25, 2008

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA (BRAIN)—A.T. Cross has closed an all cash transaction to purchase Native Eyewear, the maker of sport performance sunglasses and goggles.


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