Dopo essere uscita da un quasi fallimento negli anni scorsi, Race Face aveva acquisito nell’Aprile di quest’anno Easton. Ora sia Race Face che Easton sono state a loro volta acquisite da Fox. La transazione è avvenuta per un valore di circa 30,2 milioni di dollari.
Di seguito il comunicato stampa ufficiale:
Burnaby, BC – December 5th, 2014 – Race Face Performance Products Ltd and Easton Cycling President, Chris Tutton, announces the sale of both cycling brands to Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXF) (“FOX”).
“FOX is the perfect fit for Race Face/Easton. All three brands complement each other with our distinct high-performance product lines,” said Chris Tutton, President of Race Face/Easton. “The added operations, marketing, and engineering support from FOX will allow us to innovate faster while remaining focused on our core businesses.”
“We are very excited to complete the Race Face/Easton acquisition and welcome their team to the FOX family,” stated Larry L. Enterline, FOX’s Chief Executive Officer. “This transaction demonstrates the execution of our strategic initiatives to increase FOX’s product penetration into both existing and adjacent product categories to help drive our bike sales and profitability long-term. We look forward to leveraging our global marketing, engineering, distribution, and supply chain resources to collectively develop next-generation, high-performance bicycle ride dynamics solutions.”
Race Face / Easton operations will remain at the current Burnaby location with Tutton at the helm into theforeseeable future. No changes to the operation are planned.