May 2nd, 2005

Amer Sports Corporation, the company that owns the Atomic ski brand, has agreed to purchase Salomon (of Adidas-Salomon AG). The acquisition includes such well-known brands as Bonfire, Mavic, Arc'Teryx, Cliche, and, of course, Salomon. The purchase will make Amer Sports Corporation a leading global sports equipment company with combined sales of more than $2 billion and upwards of 6,800 employees.