Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

Posted April 19, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Lyft announced Tuesday an agreement to acquire global bikeshare equipment and technology supplier PBSC Urban Solutions. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of this year.

Posted April 4, 2022

OBERWANGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Stromer reached an agreement to merge with Spanish e-bike brand Desiknio Cycles SL. Details of the transaction, which is subject to customary approvals, were not released.

Posted March 23, 2022

(BRAIN) — European motorcycle equipment manufacturer 2Ride Group acquired California-based bike and moto protective gear brand Troy Lee Designs from SBJ Captial. 2Ride Group's majority owner, Eurazeo, is France's largest private equity fund.

Posted March 18, 2022
Kona team rider Caleb Holonko.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles, cheerfully independent for a third of a century, is now part of an Ohio-based outdoor sports group, Kent Outdoors. For about a year, Kent, a long time family-run business, has been in the hands of Boston-based private equity firm, Seawall Capital.

Posted March 16, 2022

OLDENZAAL, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Oregon-based apparel recycler The Renewal Workshop has been acquired by the global textile supply chain provider Bleckmann, the companies announced Wednesday.

Posted March 15, 2022

WELLINGBOROUGH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Storskogen UK has acquired the majority of shares of cycling parts and accessories distributor Extra UK.

Posted March 14, 2022

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — The investment firm Carlyle has agreed to buy the Italian protective gear brand Dainese Group. Dainese offers gear for powersports and mountain biking.

Posted March 9, 2022

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is acquiring the cycling apparel brand Velocio, according to Velocio's owners.

The purchase closed on March 3 and was announced publicly on Wednesday, Andrew Gardner, Velocio's chief marketing officer, told BRAIN and VeloNews.

Posted February 15, 2022

EASTON, Pa. (BRAIN) — Roam Investment Group, led by former Allied Cycle Works COO Paul Jarrell, has acquired Speedsleev, the maker of minimalist saddle bags and handlebar bags.

Posted February 10, 2022

STUTTGART (BRAIN) — Porsche announced Thursday plans to acquire a 20% stake in the German e-bike drive system manufacturer Fazua GmbH and also will partner with Pon Holdings' Ponooc Investment B.V.

Posted February 9, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components added to its growing list of company-owned retail stores by acquiring the four-store Gray Goat Bicycle Co. chain, two sources have told BRAIN.

Specialized and Gray Goat Bicycle Co. President/Owner Brian Gootee declined comment.

Posted February 9, 2022

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — London-based private equity group Inflexion has signed a definitive agreement to acquire enviolo Inc., the maker of stepless gear drivetrain components used primarily on e-bikes.

Posted January 28, 2022
Left to right: Matthew Nims, Kobus van der Zel and Nyle Nims

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Cycle Force Group, LLC has been acquired by Messingschlager GmbH, a German distributor. The sale closed on Dec. 31, 2021.


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