Soccer.com Acquired by Venture Capital Firm
Sports Endeavors, the owner of online retailer soccer.com, worldsoccershop.com and 431sports.com, has been acquired by Seawall Capital. The Moylan family, the founders of Sports Endeavors, remain a minority investor and will continue to lead the North Carolina company, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Mike and Brendan Moylan founded Sports Endeavors, Inc. in 1984 and Sports Endeavors lays claim as be the largest soccer, lacrosse and rugby retailer, while 31sports.com focuses on baseball and volleyball.
Seawall Capital’s other recent sports-related acquisitions include Kent Water Sports, which owns 15 action sports brands, as well as Bote, a maker of inflatable kayaks and floating dock systems, and Kona Bicycles, known for its mountain bikes.