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    California ski boot company seeks buyer to further expand business


    The CEO of Mad Jack Snowsports, Kristin Mehiel, has announced that she intends to sell the company to give it the opportunity to grow further. The California-based company has in the past launched a novel ski boot that allows users to ski with the comfort of a snowboard boot: the ...

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    The Chouinard family transfers ownership of Patagonia: "Earth is now our only shareholder"


    Source: Campbell Brewer Yvon Chouinard Nearly 50 years after founding Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard and his family (along with his children Claire and Fletcher) have decided to give away their company to ensure that all proceeds are used to fight climate change. The Chouinard family has transferred all ...

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    New Wave Group acquires B.T.C. Activewear


    New Wave Group, the Swedish parent company of Craft, Seger, Auclair, Derby of Sweden, D.A.D. Sportswear, Speedo and a dozen other sports and leisure brands, as well as roughly three dozen corporate, gift and home furnishings brands, has acquired 100 percent of B.T.C. Activewear Limited, a British promotional, corporate and ...

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    Sports Direct’s owner wants to buy MySale


    Frasers Group, the owner of Sports Direct, has made a cash offer for Australian off-price marketplace MySale, in which Frasers Group is already the largest shareholder. Frasers acquired a 28.7 percent stake in MySale earlier this summer, as reported by SGI Europe at the time. The retail group has now ...

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    USTA sells Western and Southern Open


    Beemok Capital has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cincinnati’s Western and Southern Open from the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA). The firm, described as the “family office of Benjamin Navarro,” has not disclosed terms, but Sports Business Journal reports that early bidders had made offers ranging from $200 to ...

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    Ski base manufacturer Isosport buys Romanian factory from Novo Tech


    Eisenstadt, Austria-based plastics composites manufacturer Isosport has acquired Polish plastics specialist Novo Tech’s factory in Oradea, western Romania, for an undisclosed price, deal advisor Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen told Snow Industry News earlier this week. Isosport is the world leader in innovative plastic solutions for the ski, snowboard and ...

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    Silver Lake to acquire Diamond Baseball Holdings


    Endeavor Group Holdings has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH), owner of ten Minor League clubs affiliated with six Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs: the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, San Jose Giants, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. The buyer is ...

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    Tenson sells ColourWear to Swedish Active Brands Group


    Sweden-based Active Brands Group Scandinavia AB (not to be confused with Oslo, Norway-based Active Brands AS) announced the acquisition of ColourWear from Tenson, expanding its product portfolio in the board and ski apparel market and strengthening its position as a global distributor of consumer, health and sports brands. ColourWear was ...

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    Descente increases stake in Ningbo Le Coq Sportif


    Japanese sportswear and accessories company Descente Ltd. announced in a notice to shareholders that it has increased its stake in Le Coq Sportif (Ningbo) Co. Ltd. (NLCS). NLCS was established by Sugiei and Itochu Textile (China) Co., Ltd. (ITS), a subsidiary of Itochu Corporation, in 2004 to expand the brand’s ...

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    The Athlete’s Foot announces Joe Delphry’s seven store franchise transition


    The Athlete’s Foot (TAF) announced that Joe Delphry, a TAF franchise owner since 1999, has transitioned his seven stores to The Dahir Group. Delphry and The Dahir Group’s Shady Dahir have been friends for years, a press release states, and TAF is “thrilled that the legacy of Joe’s stores will ...

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    JD Sports Fashion divests Footasylum to Aurelius Group


    JD Sports Fashion has exchanged contracts on July 29, 2022, to sell Footasylum Limited and its associated subsidiaries to Aurelius Group for £37.5 million (€44.7m). Aurelius is a pan-European private equity group with offices in Luxembourg, Munich, London, Stockholm, Madrid, Milan and Amsterdam and over 40 international portfolio companies. The ...

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    ​Xtep’s controlling shareholder sells 80 million shares


    The largest shareholder of Chinese sportswear brand Xtep International, Group Success Investments Limited, has sold 80 million shares, or about 3.04 percent of the free float, for HK$12.70 per share (€127.8m in total). Group Success is majority owned by the Ding family, which controls Xtep. Xtep did not disclose the ...

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    Japanese e-commerce company to acquire majority stake in Phenix owner


    As reported by, Japanese e-commerce company E-store Corporation has taken steps to acquire Shiffon, a Tokyo-based licensee and developer of brands such as Kappa and Hummel, and Phenix licensee* for its worldwide sales territories except for China, the brand founded in 1952 that is the official outfitter of the ...

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    Rawlings acquires Jack Corbett Hollywood Bases


    Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, the global brand and manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment, has acquired the Jack Corbett Hollywood Bases brand from Schutt Sports. The acquisition allows Rawlings to add field bases and accessories to its list of officially licensed Major League Baseball (MLB) products. The Jack Corbett Hollywood ...

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    Viaplay Group acquires Premier Sports


    International streaming company Viaplay Group AB has agreed to acquire Premier Sports, a U.K.-based sports streamer and TV channel operator. The transaction values Premier Sports at £30 million (€35.2m) on a cash and debt-free basis, said Viaplay in a statement. The move comes ahead of the launch of Viaplay’s streaming ...

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    Accell Group delisting shares on Aug. 22, going private


    Accell Group, with more than 95 percent of shares tendered for a proposed buyout by U.S. financial investor KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) and Teslin, intends to delist its shares on the Euronext Amsterdam on Aug. 22 and simultaneously convert into a private company with limited liability. KKR/Teslin first revealed its ...

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    Sidi Sport to be sold to Italmobiliare


    Italmobiliare has invested in Sidi Sport, the iconic Italian brand specializing in cycling and motorcycling footwear. As per the terms of the agreement, 100 percent of the capital of Sidi Sport S.r.l. will be taken over by Italmobiliare for €66 million, in addition to the net cash held by the ...

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    CoDi completes acquisition of PrimaLoft


    Compass Diversified (CoDi) has completed the previously announced acquisition of PrimaLoft Technologies Holdings, Inc, the parent company of PrimaLoft, from Victor Capital Partners and minority owners according to an agreement signed on June 4 of this year. The acquisition was completed for a purchase price of $530 million (excluding working ...

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    Designer Brands adds Le Tigre to growing portfolio


    Ohio-based Designer Brands Inc., one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories and parent of the U.S. Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) retail chain, announced an investment in and licensing agreement with Le Tigre 360 Global. The deal adds Le Tigre to Designer ...

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    Coats acquires Texon


    Coats Group, a U.K.-based manufacturer of industrial yarns, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Texon, a supplier of components and materials for footwear, accessories and apparel for Nike, Adidas and other brands, for an enterprise value of $237 million and a total cash value of $211 million after deductions ...