Monday, December 04, 2006

This Week in The B.O.S.S. Report

We spoke with nearly all of the major outdoor e-commerce folks to see who was selling what and when.

Here's the Link

We also had the Howies story mentioned below. This company has been on a few radars for quite a while now and it should be interesting to see what Timberland does. The announcement of this acquisition sure silenced anyone who though TBL was looking to sell off to a private equity company. I'm still not convinced that an MBO isn't a possibility though. The bottom line is that Mr. Swartz is building an impressive holding company focused on eco-friendly brands. Howies is certainly a welcome addition.

other stories included:

o Garmin acquires Dynastream.
o Quiksilver inks JV in Mexico.
o Zumiez November comps jump 12%.
o U.S. Supreme Court hears CO2 regulation case.
o Eurobike partners with Sea Otter Festival.
o Easton-Bell Sports integration progresses.
o Thule's Sportrack acquisition changes Canadian
o Orange 21 struggles with LEM acquisition.
o TSA lands eight Copelands leases.
o Oakley acquires military eyewear company.
o OIF searches for Outdoor Idols.

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