Press Release June 12, 2020

Goodwin Advises the Rossignol Group in Connection With the Proposed Sale of TIME Sport International

The Paris Private Equity team is advising the Rossignol Group on the proposed sale of its cycling and automatic pedals business line, TIME Sport International (a subsidiary of Skis-Rossignol) and its Slovakian subsidiary CARBOPRAX to WhaTTfornow, an e-bike startup in Haute-Savoie. 

The Rossignol Group and WhaTTfornow have reached an agreement for the latter’s acquisition of the industrial and commercial activities of the Time pedal and high-end bicycle brand, to take effect this summer, subject to proper clearance of related financing.  

The Rossignol Group offers the consumer a portfolio of strong and diversified brands consisting of innovative products to accompany them year-round in their winter athletic pursuits as well as their summer and urban activities. Time is a market leader in automatic pedals and offers high-end road bikes based on RTM carbon frame technology. This entirely in-house technology is manufactured in Slovakia at Time's wholly owned subsidiary, Carboprax, which will also be sold to the purchaser. 

The Goodwin team advising the Rossignol Group was led by partners Thomas Maitrejean and Thomas Dupont-Sentilles in addition to associates Hind Badreddine and Hadrien Gence.

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