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Findos Investor Buys Gonso Owner

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Maier Sports GmbH & Co. KG owner of the brands Maier Sports and Gonso has been taken over by the investment company Findos. Maier Sports is well known for high end outdoor sports and skiwear while Gonso, acquired by Maier Sports in 2004, holds a

Findos Investor Buys Gonso Owner

KOENGEN, Germany – Maier Sports GmbH & Co. KG owner of the brands Maier Sports and Gonso has been taken over by the investment company Findos. Maier Sports is well known for high end outdoor sports and skiwear while Gonso, acquired by Maier Sports in 2004, holds a strong position in bike-wear.

With Findos we have found an investor who brings capital, expertise and our network as Germany family owned business together”, says Gerhard Maier General Manager of Maier Sports. “Therefore, I am convinced that Maier Sports GmbH can maintain their corporate philosophy and develop strategically further.”

Findos Investor already announced that both facilities in Koengen and Albstadt will remain open. Maier Sports and Gonso will continue to operate as independent companies. The management is expected to be handed over in early 2012. The acquisition will have no consequences for the rights and obligations of employees.

“We regard Maier Sports GmbH as a solid and rapidly growing investment”, said Findos’ spokesman. “The specialist for ski clothing, outdoor and bike wear increased their sales in 2010 by an impressive 23 percent. Maier Sports indicated that as their best year in company’s history. In 2009 they also saw a double-digit revenue growth. We foresee a very promising future on our home market and on export markets as well as in new businesses.”

 

 

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