FANATICS TO ACQUIRE DREAMS FOR $183 MN: Sports licensed etailer Fanatics Inc. has inked a deal to acquire athletic products retailer Dreams Inc. for $183 million, or $3.45 a share at a 32 percent premium over the retailer’s closing stock price of $2.61 on April 13. The deal moves Fanatics into the brick-and-mortar space. Fanatics is under the Kynetic umbrella, launched by GSI Commerce founder Michael Rubin in September 2011. When Rubin sold GSI to eBay Inc. for $2.4 billion, he bought back the online sports licensed retail business, which was renamed Fanatics, as well as shopping site ShopRunner and flash sale site Rue La La. Kynetic’s goal is to grow each business, including acquisitions by each individual operation.

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