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Rob Smith  |  Oct 17, 2023  |  0 comments

The Czechoslovak Group (“CSG”) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vista Outdoor’s Sporting Products business for a total consideration of $1.91 billion, valuing the business at approximately 5x Fiscal Year 2024E EBITDA, including estimated standalone costs. 

Rob Smith  |  Jun 21, 2023  |  0 comments

First held in 1958, the UK-based The Game Fair is celebrating its blue sapphire anniversary this year. A celebration of the British countryside, the three-day event showcases everything from falconry and ferreting to gundogs and game cookery.

GTW Staff  |  Aug 19, 2021  |  0 comments

The New OP91 scope mount from Sportsmatch has been developed in conjunction with long range specialist Mark Ripley of YouTube fame (260rips) and is full of the features many serious shooters are looking for.  

GTW Staff  |  Nov 10, 2022  |  0 comments

As of 01 November, IWA OutdoorClassics, a world-leading trade fair for hunting and shooting sports, outdoor equipment as well as safety and security will change to the overall responsibility of Thomas Preutenborbeck. 

GTW Staff  |  Jan 13, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s been two years since the previous 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas and the international trade is more than ready to venture back to the show that is often seen as the gateway into the US market.

Rob Smith  |  Sep 09, 2021  |  0 comments

German manufacturer of dies and accessories, Triebel, has teamed up with US-based Creedmoor Sports who will be the company’s sales partner in the USA. 

GTW Staff  |  May 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Serious turkey hunters know that quality gear can make or break a chance at bagging a gobbler, that’s why US choke specialists Trulock produce turkey chokes that your customers can rely on.

Rob Smith  |  Apr 08, 2022  |  0 comments

The total economic impact of the firearm and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $70.52 billion in 2021, a 269 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to over 375,819, a 126 percent increase in that period, according to a report released by the NSSF, the firearm industry trade association.

Rob Smith  |  Oct 31, 2023  |  0 comments

The U.S. Department of Commerce has temporarily suspended the issuing of new export licences. The halt in export licenses will take place for around 90 days. 

Rob Smith  |  Feb 22, 2022  |  0 comments

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a record $1.5 billion in annual funding through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program to support state and local outdoor recreational opportunities, and wildlife and habitat conservation efforts. Much of this fund was came from Pittman-Robertson excise taxes paid by firearm and ammunition manufacturers.

GTW Staff  |  Mar 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Following a meticulous work of research, reflection and partners, Verney-Carron is delighted to announce its affiliation with the company Cybergun Group, pioneer of air soft and major player in the Defense and Security sector. 

Rob Smith  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  0 comments

French manufacturer, Verney-Carron, the oldest arms manufacturer in the country and a subsidiary of Cybergun Group, has signed a framework contract with the Ukrainian state-owned company Ukrspecexport for a record amount of €36 million. 

GTW Staff  |  Dec 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO) announces that its Board of Directors (the “Vista Outdoor Board”), following consultation with its financial and legal advisors, has rejected what it descibes as "the unsolicited proposal" received on November 22, 2023 from Colt CZ Group SE (“Colt CZ”) to combine Colt CZ and Vista Outdoor (the “Colt CZ Proposal”). 

Rob Smith  |  Mar 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Vortex Edge, Vortex’s 55,000-square foot state-of-the-art training facility, is ready to accommodate shooters of all skill levels. 

Rob Smith  |  Mar 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Vortex has announced the acquisition of GeoBallistics, a Dallas, Texas based business providing ballistic mobile application software. The GeoBallistics philosophy closely aligns with the Vortex mission of creating the best possible experience for their customers. 

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