BLK’s new owners name old team
Now under new owners and with a new name, Gold Coast-based sportswear brand BLK will go forwards.
According to a report in Business News Australia, BLK Sport has been purchased from receivers McGrathNicol by a private consortium composed of a TimorLeste-based oil company and Fiji investors.
Tyron Brant, who established the company World Rugby Specialists with his father Kim Brant, will continue as chief executive and most of the executive team including operations manager Shannon Moore and chief financial office Michael Robinson plus most of the work force.
The consortium, reported to be led by Esperança Timor Oan (ETO), acquired the BLK business, brand and associated sub-brands from WRS for an undisclosed sum.
The business will be named BLK International. It claims distributors in 14 countries and more than 10,000 teams globally wearing BLK, in spite of losing several high profile AFL and NRL clubs post its going into receivership in November.
BLK manufactures and supplies apparel for sporting clubs and fans across many sporting codes, including player kits for top-tier rugby union, rugby league, soccer and netball franchises.