Posts tagged as poc

  • 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 […]

  • Thursday, January 9th 2014

    POC teams up with Volvo for increased traffic safety

    by Markus Huber

    POC, the Swedish marketer of sports and bike helmets, and Volvo, the carmaker, have agreed to cooperate in a joint research programme. The initiative aims to increase cyclists’ safety in traffic. The two new partners do not go into detail on what they have in mind, but promised to present first results of their research […]

  • Thursday, May 30th 2013

    POC moves into roadbike sponsoring

    by Markus Huber

    POC, the Swedish marketer of helmets, eyewear and protective solutions, moves into sponsoring roadbike athletes by contracting Gustav Larsson. With immediate effect, the Swedish silver medalist in the Beijing Olympic Games will wear POC subsidiary Black Diamond Equipment’s eyewear collection and support POC in the development of new sunglasses. POC has invested a lot of […]

  • Thursday, June 7th 2012

    Black Diamond agrees to buy Poc Sweden


    Black Diamond has reached an agreement to take over Poc Sweden, the maker of protective gear for ski and action sports enthusiasts, which has grown rapidly in the last years with its distinctive and award-winning design. Established only eight years ago, the Swedish company continued to expand in the fiscal year until the end of […]