In the course of the strategic re-organization of BMC Group Holding AG, Scott Sports SA has acquired the shares, including the Swiss assets of Bergamont Fahrrad Vertrieb GmbH from BMC. As of the end of June 2015, Bergamont Fahrrad Vertrieb GmbH will operate under the umbrella of Scott Sports SA.
In 2008 BMC acquired shares of Bergamont. Since then the turnover of Bergamont has been more than doubled and the company is very profitable and excellently positioned.
The re-organization of BMC Group Holding AG, including both of its entities BMC Switzerland AG and myStromer AG, intends on focusing on the activities of the sportive segments. “SCOTT Sports SA, as a well-established company within the bike and sporting industry is an ideal partner for Bergamont Fahrrad Vertrieb GmbH,“ says Thomas Binggeli, President of the board of BMC Group Holding AG.
By purchasing Bergamont Fahrrad Vertrieb GmbH, Scott Sports SA intends to enlarge its already broad bike portfolio. “A well established and successful brand like Bergamont fits perfectly within the existing bike portfolio of the Scott group,” declares Beat Zaugg, CEO of Scott Sports SA. “Particularly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland we expect lots of positive synergies,” Zaugg adds.
The agreed acquisition takes place with immediate effect. The agreed purchase price remains confidential. Stefan Berkes, founder and General Manager of Bergamont will leave the company after a transitional period for attending to a company in family property since 1938- however he will be available for consultancy. Going forward Bergamont shall be managed by the to date managers Mr. Martin Eberle (Head of Product Development) and Mr. Wolfgang Winkler (Administration/Finance) together with a new sales manager under the umbrella of the Scott group. The Swiss distribution shall be continued to be managed by Mr. Stefan Schär.
Bergamont distribution will be informed in detail about potential logistic changes within the next few days.