​Canada’s MEC to be taken over by U.S. investor; co-op owners feel betrayed


The announced sale of Canada’s best-known outdoor equipment retailer, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), to Kingswood Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has sparked widespread discussion across Canada. MEC was founded in 1971 in Vancouver, British Columbia. To be able to shop in the store, customers had to purchase ...

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