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:
Who? Evans Cycles
Who bought them? ECI Partners
Who from? Active Private Equity
When? Announced at the start of May
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
Who? Santa Cruz Bicycles
Who bought them? Dutch super group Pon Holdings, owner of Cervelo, Gazelle, Focus, BBB and others.
Who? Recon Instruments
Who bought them? Global tech giant Intel
Who? UK Cycling Events
Who bought them? Cycling Weekly publisher Time Inc (formerly known as IPC Media)
So, who did we forget? Let us know in the comments below.