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NEW YORK (February 26, 2016) - Reed Smith has advised Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) in its agreement with BRG Sports, Inc., to purchase Bell, Giro, C-Preme and Blackburn Brands for $400 million. The acquisition further positions Vista Outdoor—a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets—as a leading company in cycling and snow sports equipment.

“Adding these innovative and well-known consumer brands to our portfolio creates a channel leadership position, enabling us to sell a broad suite of Vista Outdoor products to specialty outdoor shops, wholesalers and leading outdoor product retailers,” said Vista Outdoor Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark DeYoung.

The Reed Smith team included Philadelphia partner Paul Jaskot, New York partner Christopher Sheaffer and Philadelphia associate Megan Cribbs.

Read the Vista Outdoor press release to learn more.

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