Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

Posted December 17, 2021

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — A global consumer brand investment firm announced an investment in Pedego Electric Bikes. Verlinvest's undisclosed amount will be used to increase the number of Pedego stores and inventory, and support innovation.

Posted December 15, 2021
Welcome a new $1 billion-plus player to the bike industry.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — After a merger with Signa Sports United — which calls itself "the hidden champion of sports e-commerce" — well-known bike e-commerce sites Wiggle and Chain Reaction are part of a publicly-traded retail group with about $1.8 billion in annual sales, much of it in the bike segment.

Posted December 13, 2021

LONDON (BRAIN) — Bike.Rent Manager, a bike rental software platform, has secured 490,000 pound ($648,000) investment in a recent funding round in partnership with Universum Wealth. BRM said it is profitable and growing fast with customers in over 27 countries. 

Posted December 8, 2021
RP Designs Smart-Cockpit.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — New cycling component company RP Designs has acquired mountain bike brand Ellsworth from the ASG Group. RP Designs and Ellsworth will offer a complete bike lineup, components, and accessories.

Posted December 1, 2021

BURLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — The Flagg Bicycle Group announced Wednesday that it acquired women's cycling company Terry Bicycles, which will be renamed Terry Precision Cycling.

The sale was completed Tuesday.

Posted November 30, 2021

EL PASO (BRAIN) — Helen of Troy Limited, a publicly traded company that owns several consumer product brands, has agreed to acquire Osprey Packs for about $414 million. Osprey, founded in 1974, makes hiking and backpacking packs as well as hydration packs for cycling.

Posted November 23, 2021

WELS, Austria (BRAIN) — Rossignol Groupe has sold Felt Bicycles to the Pierer Mobility, best known as the parent company of the KTM motorcycle brand, Pierer announced Tuesday.

Posted November 19, 2021

SVETA NEDELJA, Croatia (BRAIN) — Porsche will acquire a majority interest in the Greyp e-bike brand. The sports car manufacturer's venture capital segment, Porsche Ventures, has held about a 10% stake in Greyp since 2018.

Posted November 1, 2021

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified, the owner of BOA and Lizard Skins as well as a variety of other middle-market businesses, reported net sales of $488 million in its fiscal third quarter, up from $388 million in the same period last year.

Posted October 28, 2021
Company plans investments in U.S. and European manufacturing.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Existing investors are pumping another $154 million into Rad Power Bikes, following a $150 million investment announced in February.

Posted October 25, 2021
Lizard Skins Chocolate Brown DSP Bar Tape V2.

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRAIN) — Baseball and softball equipment manufacturer Marucci Sports announced Monday it has acquired Lizard Skins. Terms were not disclosed.

Posted October 4, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Used gear outlet The Pro's Closet is merging with The Radavist, a cycling website founded by John Watson.

Posted September 1, 2021
VanMoof co-founder Taco Carlier.

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Dutch e-bike manufacturer VanMoof announced a $128 million Series C minority investment led by an Asia-based private equity firm.


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