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August 16, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
KKR to Buy Interest in Spalding & Evenflo: Buyout group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. said it agreed to acquire a majority interest in sporting goods and juvenile-products maker Spalding & Evenflo Cos. from Venezuela-based investment firm Cisneros Group, and it praised the growth potential for Spalding & Evenflo products.
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August 17, 1996 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The $15-billion U.S. sports equipment industry is about to become a whole new ball game, courtesy of deal maker Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. KKR, in announcing plans this week to buy control of Spalding & Evenflo Cos., said it might use the purchase as a springboard to buy even more competitors in the field. That could usher in a major consolidation of the sports equipment business, whose players today tend to rely on only one or two sports for the bulk of their sales, analysts said Friday.
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BUSINESS
August 17, 1996 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The $15-billion U.S. sports equipment industry is about to become a whole new ball game, courtesy of deal maker Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. KKR, in announcing plans this week to buy control of Spalding & Evenflo Cos., said it might use the purchase as a springboard to buy even more competitors in the field. That could usher in a major consolidation of the sports equipment business, whose players today tend to rely on only one or two sports for the bulk of their sales, analysts said Friday.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
KKR to Buy Interest in Spalding & Evenflo: Buyout group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. said it agreed to acquire a majority interest in sporting goods and juvenile-products maker Spalding & Evenflo Cos. from Venezuela-based investment firm Cisneros Group, and it praised the growth potential for Spalding & Evenflo products.
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February 23, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Callaway Golf Co. said it filed a lawsuit against Spalding & Evenflo Cos.' Sports Worldwide Inc., alleging that Spalding intends to mislead consumers by selling golf balls in packaging that uses Callaway's name. In the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, Callaway alleges Spalding is claiming its new ball is designed to be the longest-driving and most accurate golf ball a player can use with three different Callaway clubs. Carlsbad, Calif.
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April 2, 1991 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Major league baseball opens a new season next week, bringing back the sound that delights millions--the "thwack" of a wood bat hitting a ball. But at thousands of high school, college and community ballparks, the hitting sound is the "boink" of aluminum bats. Little League and colleges like aluminum bats because they don't break as often as wood and save money. And nearly all of the aluminum bats used in the United States are made by a Van Nuys-based company, Jas. D. Easton Inc.
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April 2, 1991 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Major League baseball opens a new season next week, bringing back the sound that delights millions--the thwack of a wooden bat hitting a ball. But at thousands of high school, college and community ballparks, the hitting sound is the boink of aluminum bats. Little Leagues and colleges like aluminum bats because they don't break as often as wood, saving money. And nearly all of the aluminum bats used in the United States are made by a Van Nuys-based company, Jas. D. Easton Inc.
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October 20, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Carlos Cisneros has seen the future. And, he says, it looks just like the past. "Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to go back 10 years with all of the information I have today? Well, that's exactly what's happening in Latin America," he says.
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