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    Default Nike sells Bauer Hockey for $200 million

    The American athletic-goods giant, which acquired what it describes as hockey's leading manufacturer in 1995, said Thursday it is pleased to have struck a deal with "strategic buyers who have a passion for hockey and are committed to continue to invest in Bauer's long-term growth and brand leadership."

    Roustan, through private holding company Roustan Inc., places equity investments primarily in the arena business and aviation industry.
    Kohlberg & Co., with offices in New York and California, has invested US$2 billion across six private equity funds.

    Bauer, in business since 1927, is said to have developed the first skate with the blade attached to the boot, and it claims a No. 1 position in the hockey market.

    Nike did not release specifics Thursday on Bauer's sales and profitability, but CEO Mark Parker said "its team has done an incredible job."
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    all of a sudden I get the feeling Hockey Giant is gonna be having a sale...

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    Default Nike sold Bauer for 200 Million

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    "Bauer is the most coveted hockey brand in the world," said Roustan, who will be chairman of Bauer Hockey.

    My personal opinion. I never really liked Bauer after Nike purchased them. Maybe now they will have a different direction and the product will improve.

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    A bit of my hockey gear is Bauer but it's all from around 96/97 when they were first aquired by Nike but not incorporating anything Nike into the products just yet. Just the way I like it.

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    Good to hear. I've used some of their equipment in the past, and current. Always good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasHockey View Post
    A bit of my hockey gear is Bauer but it's all from around 96/97 when they were first aquired by Nike but not incorporating anything Nike into the products just yet. Just the way I like it.
    about 5 or 6 months ago I bought a pair of Bauer LegPads... got 50% off because there was no nike swoosh... hehe suckers!!1!

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    I picked up some Bauer XXXX skates a few months ago and thought Nike was already out of the picture since where weren't any silly swooooshes on them.

    BTW - love the skates, could have done without the crazy price...but needed a stiff, light skate to protect my fragile ankle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unruely35 View Post
    about 5 or 6 months ago I bought a pair of Bauer LegPads... got 50% off because there was no nike swoosh... hehe suckers!!1!



    That's what I'm talking about. No swooshes on my hockey gear. And if you want to go older, the previous Bauer gear is all Cooper which is now defunct.

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    My wife is friends wit the guys at Under Armor, and I was telling her to get them to buy it, because I know they want in roads into hockey. I guess that's not gonna happen.

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