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Maurice Sporting Goods changes name after acquisition

Maurice Sporting Goods, a major distributor of fishing tackle across the United States, has changed its name and added to its product offering following the acquisition of a major supplier of hydration and portable cooling products,

Its parent company, Middleton Partners, has purchased O2COOL and plans to leverage the synergies of the two companies to establish Maurice Outdoors, a collection of powerful industry brands with ‘best-in-class’ distribution.

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Pure Fishing sold to private equity group for $1.3 billion

Newell Brands has today announced that it has agreed the sale of Pure Fishing to a New York-based private equity group in a deal that is worth $1.3 billion. Sycamore Partners is the surprise choice of new owner for the business. It is unknown in fishing circles and..

Lew’s Holdings acquires Southern Plastics Company

Fast-growing Lew's Holdings Corporation (Lew's), the owner of Lew's Fishing and Strike King, has added to its lure portfolio with the acquisition of Southern Plastics Company, a significant player in the soft plastics bait sector. Based in Eufaula, Alabama, Southern Plastics has supplied it baits, which feature a..

Halco Tackle adds three newcomers to product range

Australian lure manufacturer, Halco Tackle, has introduced three new products to its comprehensive range. The Max 220 is described as an ultra-tough, sinking bibless minnow designed to tackle huge predators, including wahoo, mackerel and tuna. Capable of being trolled at high speeds – up to 20 kt – it..

Pure Fishing still in dark over sale progress

Newell Brands - the owner of Pure Fishing – provided no update on the sale of the business at this morning's presentation of its Third Quarter results other than to confirm the process is ongoing.. The divestment of the angling arm from its vast operation – deemed surplus..

Big Five Sporting Goods sees sales dip in third quarter

Big 5 Sporting Goods, a major supplier of fishing tackle across North America, saw its third quarter net sales down from the same period last year. The group reported sales of $266.4m (2017: $270.5m) and a same store sales decrease of 2%. Gross profit came in at $82.5m..

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