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Bell Sports

Year of Investment

1998

Industry

Consumer

Headquarters

San Jose, CA

Status

Realized

Website

https://www.bellhelmets.com/

Business

Bell Sports is a leading manufacturer and distributor of sports helmets and bicycle accessories worldwide.  Founded in 1954, the company had US bicycle-helmet market share in excess of 60% at the time of Charlesbank’s investment.  The company distributes its products through specialty stores and mass-merchant chains such as Wal-Mart and Kmart. We sold Bell to a financial buyer in 2000.

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