Together with a consortium of investors, Mannheim-based 21sportsgroup has purchased all shares in the Planet Sports GmbH from Puccini Germany.

Planet Sports was founded in 1993 and has since grown into Germany’s leading (internet) retailer for action, board sports and streetwear apparel and gear. The company operates twelve stores and the online shop It was taken over by the Carlyle Group and thereby incorporated into the Puccini Group in 2010.

21sportsgroup operates the online shops, and, especially catering for the running and triathlon segment. Together with L&S Lauf- & Sport Shop and Vertical Ride, the company also runs a brick-and-mortarl store close to its logistics center in Mannheim.
By the takeover of Planet Sports, 21sportsgroup grows its customer base to 2.2 million and its annual turnover to 80 million Euro.