Facing FTC Probe, Outdoor Equipment Companies Cancel Merger 

The FTC says that the mere threat of an investigation has caused two merging parties to think again. Two popular outdoors equipment retailers — Great Outdoors Group, LLC, known for its Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops brands, and Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. — decided not to move forward with Great Outdoors $785 million purchase of Sportman’s. Competition between the two companies has been good for consumers, and a merger would have increased prices, reduced product offerings, and diminished quality and service, said FTC Bureau of Competition Director Holly Vedova.

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