Billabong Boardriders

Mergers and Acquisitions

Incoming Boardriders CEO Dave Tanner on What’s Next After Billabong Deal

Dave Tanner is set to oversee an action sports empire of more than 600 stores and roughly 10,000 workers globally in the company’s buy of Billabong.

clock January 5, 2018Kari Hamanaka

A Boardriders store in Barcelona.


Quiksilver Parent to Buy Billabong in $156M Deal

The Billabong sale unifies two of the action sports industry’s heritage brands.

clock January 4, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Billabong's Warhol Surf collection

Fashion Scoops

Quiksilver Parent Makes $150 Million Offer for Billabong International

Billabong has been in the midst of a turnaround strategy for the past several years.

clock November 30, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Fashion Scoops

Quiksilver Turns to Growth With Boardriders Name Change, Hospitality Expansion

The company, which said it has been on an aggressive path to a turnaround following its emergence from bankruptcy last year, also has plans to open the first Boardriders store in the Americas in Malibu.

clock March 8, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Quiksilver Inc.


Quiksilver Americas President Talks Future

The company’s biggest challenge has been brand dilution and tactics to address that will be top of mind for management as the company emerges from bankruptcy next month.

clock January 28, 2016Kari Hamanaka

Outside a Quiksilver store.


Quiksilver to Exit From Bankruptcy in February

The firm will emerge as a private company next month following today’s confirmation of its bankruptcy plan.

clock January 28, 2016Kari Hamanaka


Quiksilver Results Point to Tough Road Ahead

The action sports company reported a rugged year, a day before its bankruptcy plan goes before a Delaware court judge.

clock January 27, 2016Kari Hamanaka


Mediator to Hear Dispute Over Quiksilver Valuation

A judge seeks to remove any potential wrench in the action-sports company’s bankruptcy proceedings by sending discord over the company’s worth to mediation.

clock January 5, 2016Kari Hamanaka


Quiksilver Valuation Slides as Business Struggles

A new motion filed in the company’s bankruptcy case by Oaktree indicates continued stress on operations amid broader struggles to the action sports market.

clock December 30, 2015Kari Hamanaka


Quiksilver Reorg Plan Goes to Creditors for Vote

A deadline and hearing were set for the action sports company’s plan for reorganization.

clock December 7, 2015Kari Hamanaka


Quiksilver Employee Incentive Plan Gets Pushback

U.S. Trustee pushes the company to raise the performance bar for the executives expected to benefit from the program.

clock November 25, 2015Kari Hamanaka


Quiksilver Seeks Court Approval to Sell Athletic Shoe Brand

The running shoe, called Ampla, was never brought to market but two former executives have put in a bid to buy it.

clock October 28, 2015Kari Hamanaka


Quiksilver’s $175M Financing Package Given Green Light by Judge

The action sports company was also approved for another $10 million as it continues to wind its way through bankruptcy reorganization.

clock October 16, 2015Kari Hamanaka



Retail’s Burning Question: Trouble for Specialty Retailers?

Do recent American Apparel and Quiksilver bankruptcies portend trouble at specialty?

clock October 7, 2015Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Jobs Report Sinks U.S. Stocks

Stocks slid on a disappointing jobs report, while several retailers made post-market announcements.

clock October 2, 2015Debra Borchardt

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