+++ Compass Diversified has filed a confidential registration statement with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission for a stock market flotation of its tactical apparel brand, 5.11 Tactical

+++ Aviron, a 3-year-old firm whose rowing machine uses a gaming platform for creative workouts, has raised $4.5 million from Samsung Next, Formic Ventures, GFC, Y Combinator and other investors to help finance its growth



+++ Nike’s vice president of footwear for the Jordan brand, Gentry Humphrey is set to retire after 30 years with the company, according to Complex, to be succeeded by Kris Wright

+++ Kendall Brandau, a former executive of The North Face, has been appointed by Aqualung as director of go-to-market for North America

+++ Christian Voigt is leaving his role of vice-president of marketing development at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) to become senior vice-president of strategic partnerships at Whoop, a fitness wearables company +++



+++ Nike has opened its second “Rise” immersive concept store in a 24,000-square-foot space in Seoul, Korea


Legal & Institutional:

+++ The German government indicates that there will be no new lockdowns in the country, where then number of Covid infection cases has fallen overall to around 25 per 100,000 inhabitants

+++ Salomon doesn’t wish to comment on a report that Rottefella and Madshus sued Salomon, Atomic and their owner, Amer Sports, in May, claiming that the Prolink Shift-In ski binding that the latter launched in January 2021 infringes on the Move system that the Norwegian companies launched in 2017

+++ A San Diego court ruled that the HeatWave products of Seirus Innovative Accessories don’t infringe on Columbia Sportswear’s design patent for its OmniHeat technology



+++ Head replaces Rossignol as sponsor of Ryan Cochran-Seigle, the American Olympic and World Cup ski champion

+++ Macron has signed a multi-year technical sponsorship agreement with a newly formed Italian volleyball club, Verona Volley, that is going to participate in Italy’s next SuperLega


Trade Shows:

+++ The Ironman Group, in conjunction with Travel Juneau, has announced that Juneau, the capital city of the State of Alaska, will serve as the host of the inaugural Ironman Alaska, scheduled to take place on Aug. 7, 2022

+++ The next edition of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX), scheduled to take place at PVA Expo Prague in June 2022, will be unaffected by the fire that has recently damaged 10,000-sqm of Hall 1 at the venue, and the program will be maintained with only small changes, Angling International has reported