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Bowlero Acquires Professional Bowlers Association to Elevate the Sport of Bowling
Monday 16 September 2019

16 September 2019 - New York, US-based bowling centre owner Bowlero Corp. has acquired Chicago, US-based Professional Bowlers Association, combining Bowlero's industry expertise with the PBA's talent pool and fan base, to elevate the sport of bowling, the company said.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Under the new agreement, Bowlero Corp establishes itself as the first media company in the sport, dedicated to growing and enhancing the PBA experience.
All scheduled tournaments and programming will continue, with plans to build upon key initiatives including the PBA's groundbreaking FOX Sports partnership, featuring enhanced telecasts with new technology and deeper storytelling, while bringing an engaged community of fans further into the fold.
Bowlero Corp is an owner and operator of bowling centres with more than 300 locations, across the US, Mexico and Canada.
The PBA has more than 3,000 members from 30 countries who compete in a multi-level competition programme each year: the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA International Tour, PBA Regional Tour, PBA Women's Regional, and PBA50 Tour events.
Date Published: 16/09/2019
Target: Professional Bowlers Association
Country: USA
Sector: Leisure/Arts
Type: Corporate acquisition
Status: Closed
Buyer: Bowlero Corp
Terms of the deal were not disclosed