The french society, ROSSIGNOL, who makes ski and snow sports materials, has just been bought by the US company QUIKSILVER. Since 1972, Rossignol was the world #1 in the ski, and today, 1/3 of the ski sold in the world are Rossignol. This operation cost to Quiksilver more than 350,000 millions of euros (about 500,000 dollars i believe). After SALOMON, Rossignol is bought, and then the 2 giant french snowsports companies are bought. Laurent Boix-Vives, the Boss of Rossignol, explained that he sold the company because his family did'nt want to take back it, so, he sales it, "for the continuation of the company's activities", he says. Rossignol will bring to Quiksilver it technic and ski science.