Corporate:

+++ Silva, the Swedish brand of compasses, headlimps and other sports equipment, has been acquired by a private equity fund, Vardane, with offices all over Northern Europe (more in The Outdoor Industry Compass)

+++ Ecco, the Danish leather and footwear supplier, has acquired a 30% stake in Bioscavenge, a Danish start-up specializing in water treatment technologies to help achieve a net-zero water discharge target by the end of 2030

+++ Life Fitness moves its corporate headquarters from Rosemont, Illinois to a new 200,000-square-foot facility in Franklin Park, Illinois that will be renovated in the next two years, adding new features such as the company’s first Experience Center

 

Management:

+++ Two former global marketing executive of Nike, Dan Alder and Scott Shepley, have joined Jaanuu, a fast-growing direct-to-consumer brand of medical apparel

 

Legal & Institutional:

+++ Christ Boardman, who has been working on a project to create England’s largest cycling and walking network in the Greater Manchester area, succeeds Nick Bitel as chairman of Sport England, the English government agency for the promotion of sports participation

 

Product:

+++ Champion will launch a collection in September, called Champion Tears, in collaboration with Tremaine Emory, the African American designer of the Denim Tears brand of sportswear

 

Marketing:

+++ Skechers will be the official footwear supplier of the European and U.S. teams in the Solheim Cup, the international golf tournament that will be taking place at the Iverness Club in Toledo, Ohio from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6

 

CSR & Sustainability:

+++ Timberland has announced a take-back program for its shoes that will be launched in the U.S. in August in cooperation with ReCircled, and expanded to the EMEA region in the autumn and to Asia-Pacific in the spring of 2022