Mergers & Acquisitions: Amer Sports acquired the ski manufacturer Pamporovo Ski

In September 2008 Amer Sports acquired the ski manufacturer Pamporovo Ski.  Pamporovo Ski is the only Bulgarian ski factory and is among the top 10 world ski manufacturers while the Finnish company holds between 20% and 30% of the world ski manufacture. Pamporovo Ski’s 380 employees will continue with the newly established Amer Sports Bulgaria.

The investment itself has been among the largest for Bulgaria for 2008 and would make Bulgaria the third largest world ski manufacturer.

Delchev & Partners acted as a sell-side advisor to Pamporovo Ski all the way through the deal which turns out to be an essential part of the Amer Sports strategy to ensure Amer’s leadership as the world’s most efficient winter sports equipment manufacturer.