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7 bike trade acquisitions of 2015

Evans Cycles, Cycle Surgery, Santa Cruz, Bergamont, 3T, Recon...
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Here at BikeBiz Towers we're struggling to keep up with slew of acquisitions we've seen across the bicycle business over the past six months, including global brands and big hitters in the UK cycle trade. So here's a handy round-up of the key ones:

1
Who? Evans Cycles
Who bought them? ECI Partners
Who from? Active Private Equity
When? Announced at the start of May
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2
Who? Cycle Surgery (and the rest of the Snow + Rock portfolio)
Who bought them? AS Adventure Group, owner of Cotswold Outdoor
Who from? LGV Capital
When? June
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3
Who? Santa Cruz Bicycles
Who bought them? Dutch super group Pon Holdings, owner of Cervelo, Gazelle, Focus, BBB and others.
When? July
Further reading.

4
Who? Bergamont
Who bought them? Scott Sports SA
Who from? BMC
When? June
Further reading.

5
Who? 3T
Who bought them? Cervelo co-founder Vroomen and 3T CEO René Wiertz
Who from?
When? March
Further reading.

6
Who? Recon Instruments
Who bought them? Global tech giant Intel
Who from?
When? June
Further reading.

7
Who? UK Cycling Events
Who bought them? Cycling Weekly publisher Time Inc (formerly known as IPC Media)
When? February
Further reading.


So, who did we forget? Let us know in the comments below.

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