Is it because of the massive e-Bike market and the trend that is sweeping Europe and the fact that with more electric bicycles sold more money is involved than ever before in the bike sector? Or has it to do with the ‘Green’ image of bicycles? Fact is that more investors than ever before are eyeing the bike sector at the moment.
In the past year the Bike Europe trade journal occasionally got phone calls from people representing private equity firms. The past couple of weeks it’s been getting more serious as Wall Street-based financial consultants have started calling. They represent not only institutional investors looking to take a stake in an established company, but also represent equity firms looking for takeovers.
Whether this interest will lead to significant shifts in the marketplace is not clear yet. But the fact that millions of dollars are available for investments in this category tells something about the future of the bike sector.