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Ockert set to unveil Climax brand relaunch at EFTTEX

German line manufacturer Ockert is relaunching its award-winning Climax brand at EFTTEX next week with a totally new offer that will help retailers and distributors ‘get back into business with braided line’. Underpinned by a bright, new and modern-looking logo, Climax will be showing off improvements to four of its top selling braided lines that […]

Lew’s Holdings Corporation sold to merchant bank

US-based Lew’s Holdings Corporation – owner of Lew’s Fishing and Strike King –  has been sold to a merchant bank to fund its next stage of development. BDT Capital Partners, of Chicago, which specialises in providing family and founder-led businesses with long-term capital, will be taking a majority investment in Lew’s. Previous owner Peak Rock […]

UK fishing accessories supplier put up for sale by owner

UK fishing accessories supplier, Frenzee, has been put up for sale after being deemed surplus to requirements by its owner. The company, which is based in Wales, is presenting its sale as an ‘exciting and rare’ opportunity to purchase a widely known niche business with excellent potential for development and growth. It adds: “Due to […]

Mustad hits acquisition trail with TUF-Line takeover

World renowned hook maker, O Mustad & Son, has taken the first step on its publicly-stated acquisition trail to more than double the size of the company within the next five years. The Norwegian business has bought leading US line manufacturer TUF-Line from Western Filament. Jordan Davis, Mustad Americas President, said: “We are thrilled to […]

ASA introduces toolkit guide to Chinese import tariffs

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has made a toolkit available to its members following the release of a proposed list of fishing tackle products that may be subject to increased import taxes.. The Tariff Toolkit is available on the association’s website and provides information including an overview of the proposed new tariffs, guidance for commenting […]

Bass Pro Shops sells 11 Cabela’s stores for $324.3m

Eleven Cabela’s locations have been acquired for $324.3 million in a joint venture deal led by San Francisco real estate investment firm, Sansome Pacific. Cabela’s, which was purchased by Bass Pro Shops in 2017 for $5.5 billion, will continue to operate the stores under the sale-leaseback deal. The 11-property portfolio spans 1.6 million square feet, […]

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