Investment Firm Purchases Bell Sports

SAN JOSE, CA/USA (16 June 2000)–The US investment firm Chartwell Investments will gain controlling interest in bike helmet and accessory manufacturer Bell Sports Corporation. The transaction, which has already been approved by Bell’s board of directors and stockholders, is expected to close by midÒAugust.Brentwood Associates and Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, presently the company’s principal shareholders,