Was ID all tuckered out from the Olympics?
Such mergers and acquisitions are always fraught with the danger of watering down the acquired brand and as always, here's hoping that doesn't happen here. Integral Designs has always brought a Pacific Northwest sensibility to their gear design that rendered them unique (see also, ArcTeryx before their buyout).
Equip/RAB clearly isn't Salomon or VF Corp, so perhaps they will remain as before, which would suit me just fine.
re. the Trailspace article. Is it possible for M&A press release language to not contain "synergy"? I suspect there's a law requiring its inclusion.