Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

Posted July 5, 2022

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan's NoTubes founders Stan and Cindy Koziatek are retiring after selling the company to the North Carolina-based investment company Zabel Companies LLC.

Posted June 29, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — WizWheelz, the parent company of TerraTrike and GreenSpeed, has acquired Coyne Publishing, LLC. Coyne is the producer of the Recumbent Cycle-Con show, which bills itself as North America’s largest gathering of the recumbent cycling industry.

Posted June 28, 2022

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — Tire insert supplier Deaneasy will integrate into the Vittoria Group and begin production here to develop accessories quicker with research into sustainable materials and processes being a focus.

Posted June 23, 2022

LONDON (BRAIN) — E-mobility insurance company Laka has secured funding from Porsche Ventures, bringing its Series A investment to $13.5 million.

Posted June 22, 2022

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — One of the largest snack companies in the world announced an agreement to acquire Clif Bar & Company for $2.9 billion. The acquisition by Mondelēz International — which owns brands such as Oreo, Cadbury, and Trident gum — will expand its business to more than $1 billion.

Posted June 15, 2022

FITCHBURG, Wis. (BRAIN) — Milwaukee’s Wheel & Sprocket will have two locations in the Madison area with the acquisition of Fitchburg Cycles from its long-time owner Edwin Benet.

Posted June 15, 2022

LINCOLN, Neb. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has acquired The Bike Race, a two-store chain in Lincoln and Omaha.

Posted June 10, 2022

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — A consortium planning to acquire Accell Group and take it private has said it will move forward with the offer despite not reaching a threshold of 80% of shares committed to the buyout.

Posted June 8, 2022

STUTTGART (BRAIN) — Porsche announced on Wednesday that it acquired the remaining 80% of shares in German e-bike drive system Fazua GmbH.

Posted June 6, 2022

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified, which owns BOA and Lizard Skins, has agreed to buy PrimaLoft, a Latham, N.Y.-based textile company. PrimaLoft makes synthetic insulation primarily used in sports apparel. 

Posted May 20, 2022

MILAN (BRAIN) — Asobi Ventures, an Austin, Texas, group that acquired a majority share in Gruppo Srl in 2021, has acquired the remaining shares. Gruppo Srl is the parent of Cinelli and Columbus.

Posted May 5, 2022
Bell, Giro, Blackburn and CamelBak will be part of a new Outdoor Products company based in Bozeman, Montana.

ANOKA, Minn. (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor Inc. will separate its shooting sports and ammunition brands from outdoor sports brands — including Bell, Giro, Blackburn, CamelBak and QuietKat — by splitting into two distinct publicly-traded companies.

Posted May 4, 2022

SHERBROOKE, Quebec (BRAIN) — Paul Mckenzie, the longtime owner of the Arkel bike bag brand, has sold the company to Marc Desrosiers, a former product developer at Bombardier Recreational Products.


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