Anta Racquets?

A recent communication from Wilson Sports makes it official that Anta Sports is buying Amer Sports, the owner of Wilson Sports, for a tidy sum of $5.2 billion!  This includes, I imagine, the entirety of Wilson Sports products including tennis racquets…which we care about!

Anta Sports is a Chinese company that is not new to the business, so I would expect that the great people at Wilson we deal with will not change.  It is reported that Anta will operate Amer Sports independently from Anta with a separate board of directors.

You may be saying to yourself right now…”well here goes another US company to foreign ownership!”  However, Wilson was acquired by Finn-Amer (a Finnish company) in 1989 I believe.

Wilson has produced some of the best selling tennis racquets of recent years so I would not expect Anta to change much, if anything!

 

Posted on December 9, 2018, in Business, Wilson, Head, Prince, Yonex, Babolat, Volkl, Dunlop,. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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