Speck, one of the biggest names in mobile/devices cases, has been purchased by Samsonite, one of the biggest names in luggage, for $85 million. Speck has been around for over 12 years and makes cases for for devices including phones, tablets, MacBooks and e-readers. They have various well-known lines of cases featuring bold colors, grippy materials and excellent style/protection.
Tom Korbas, Americas president for Samsonite, had this to say:
“The acquisition offers Samsonite the opportunity to participate in the large and growing smartphone-case market, which in the U.S. alone is estimated to be worth $2.3 billion, as well as in the tablet-case market, where Speck is also a leader,”
In a market that big and being in the top four for market share, this should prove a lucrative move for Samsonite. (Belkin, Otter and Incipio round out the list)