twozerosix

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twozerosix danielsapp's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 13:16
3 hours
Consortium to Buy Amer Sports for 5.2 Billion
@Pmrmusic26: technically speaking, Enve has been a Finnish company for over two years.
twozerosix danielsapp's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 13:13
3 hours
Consortium to Buy Amer Sports for 5.2 Billion
@Gregorysmithj1: I read someplace that Anta is the third-largest branded sportswear company in the world. Their logo might not float your (or any other Americans) boat but they have to know what they are doing. How they treat the new family of brands remains to be seen but they have some kind of deal or ownership with Descente, and that's doing really well. The cycling businesses, according to Amer, are 'under strategic review'. Anta is buying Amer but leaving the management structure in place, so if Enve and Mavic are sold-off it will be Amer's doing.
twozerosix RichardCunningham's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 10:26
6 hours
Rest in Peace: The Rise & Fall of Interbike
Will EuroBike fold as well?
twozerosix RichardCunningham's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 10:25
6 hours
Rest in Peace: The Rise & Fall of Interbike
RIP Interbike. Nice essay RC.
twozerosix danielsapp's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 20:58
3 days
Consortium to Buy Amer Sports for 5.2 Billion
I'd love to know the criteria for being on this list.
twozerosix danielsapp's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 20:57
3 days
Consortium to Buy Amer Sports for 5.2 Billion
@jrocksdh: absolutely right
twozerosix danielsapp's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 20:56
3 days
Consortium to Buy Amer Sports for 5.2 Billion
I doubt the sale itself will have anything to do with product pricing or margins, especially in the short term (e.g. 2019). Longer-term its what Anta/Amer decides to do with their cycling businesses that will determine their products and margins, and I'd argue that will depend more on how the smart folks who run these businesses decide how to sell fancy aftermarket wheel sets and components, than currencies or ownership.
twozerosix danielsapp's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 20:49
3 days
Consortium to Buy Amer Sports for 5.2 Billion
what did you own up till now?
twozerosix danielsapp's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 20:47
3 days
Consortium to Buy Amer Sports for 5.2 Billion
@BCtrailrider: right, they are part of Amer.
twozerosix danielsapp's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 14:46
Dec 7, 2018
Consortium to Buy Amer Sports for 5.2 Billion
This has more to do with the clothing brands under the Amer Sports umbrella, than it does with the hard goods. The clothing brands have been impressively profitable - not just Arcteryx but Salomon as well. The brands will be better positioned to compete in Asia with this purchase, and with a couple of Olympics coming up around Asia their appetite for global brands will grow. Longer-term who knows. My point is, Anta probably isn't that interested in bike parts.
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