Posts tagged as black diamond

  • Tuesday, November 10th 2015

    BDE founder to retire after weak quarter

    by Markus Huber

    After more than a quarter of a century at the top of Black Diamond, its founder, Peter Metcalf, will step down at the end of this year. Mark Ritchie, chief operating officer, will take over as president of the climbing and snow sports equipment manufacturer. In the third quarter ended Sept. 30, turnover dropped by […]

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    Thursday, October 8th 2015

    POC acquired by Investcorp

    by Markus Huber

    The Swedish marketer of helmets and safety gear POC has been acquired by Investcorp. The firm already bought the majority stake in another snow- and bike-related brand, Dainese, last November. Black Diamond Equipment (BDE), POC’s current parent company, put all of its assets or parts of it on the block last March. As reported only […]

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    Friday, October 2nd 2015

    Black Diamond: struggling to find a buyer?

    by Markus Huber

    Black Diamond Equipment, marketer of snow sports and outdoor equipment, is reportedly having difficulties finding a buyer for the entire Salt Lake City-based group or parts of it. SportsOneSource writes that a journalist publicized, on Thursday, a comment which said that BDE’s outlook was bleak for convincing investors to take on the group as a […]

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    Monday, July 13th 2015

    Black Diamond recalls Jetforce devices

    by Markus Huber

    Black Diamond Inc. has ordered a voluntary recall of Jetforce airbags  for use in avalanche rescue under the brands of Black Diamond, POC and Pieps. The products concerned were sold between Nov. 15 and July 7. They bear the series numbers 4275-5077. The company does not exclude the possibility of the airbag system malfunctioning, although no accidents […]

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    Friday, June 5th 2015

    Top exec departures at Black Diamond

    by Markus Huber

    Black Diamond Inc. president Zeena Freeman has resigned from the company on June 3. Hired as the outdoor company’s chief executive in August last year, Freeman resigned a few days after founder Peter Metcalf’s decision to step down from the company’s board. It is expected that Metcalf will return to his role as president and CEO. While Freeman […]

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    Wednesday, March 18th 2015

    Black Diamond is up for new strategic partners

    by Markus Huber

    Black Diamond Equipment, the group behind the BD brand as well as POC and Pieps, is exploring the idea of selling of all these brands. BDE confirmed that it has assigned Rothschild and Baird, a consultancy company,  to look for “strategic alternatives”. Black Diamond said, however, that it does not have a strict time schedule. BDE stock […]

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    Thursday, November 27th 2014

    ISPO AWARD Winner: JetForce Technology – Black Diamond and Pieps are raising the bar

    by Andi Spies

    It looks inconspicuous, like a regular backpack, but it is in fact a backpack with super powers. JetForce is a new, unique technology that has just won the ISPO AWARD 2014: It is the first avalanche airbag system to use jet-fan inflation. This means that you can release your airbag over and over again without […]

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    Friday, June 20th 2014

    Samsonite acquires Gregory from Black Diamond

    by Markus Huber

    Black Diamond Equipment has announced that it is to sell Gregory Mountain Products for $85 million. The backpack and travel gear brand is going to Samsonite. Gregory booked sales of $34.9 million last year compared with $30.6 million in 2012. Black Diamond said that it would use the money to pay back debts and to invest […]

  • Wednesday, February 12th 2014

    Black Diamond climbs in double figures

    by Markus Huber

    Black Diamond Inc. has released its preliminary figures for last quarter and for the full year for 2013, which ended on Dec. 31st. Over the last three months, sales of  its Black Diamond, Gregory, Pieps and Poc brands were up 24 percent and hit $60.4 million. For the full year, turnover was up a whopping 15 percent […]

  • Monday, September 30th 2013

    Black Diamond and Schoeller anounce premium partnership for BD’s apparel line

    by Markus Huber

    Schoeller, the Swiss manufacturer of high performance fabrics, has announced a partnership with Black Diamond, the Salt-Lake-City-based marketer of outdoor and snowsports gear. Schoeller acts as premium supplier for BD’s new alpine lifestyle apparel line—the Dawn Patrol Collection, which the Swiss company is beefing up with its c_change fabrics and NanoSphere technology. The stretch-woven garments provide a […]