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Halls & Company Acquires ActNow Media
November 14, 2017 at 7:51 pm

Halls & Company, Brooklyn Park, Minn., manufacturer of ID Line, announced that it has acquired ActNow Media, an Atlanta-based promotional products supplier. ActNow Media was founded almost 20 years ago by Fred Leamer, who started the company with the Write 'n Roll paper mousepad, and expanded...

Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires Nekoosa
November 7, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Nekoosa, consisting of Nekoosa Coated Products, RTape Corp. and CET Films, announced the sale of the business to Sentinel Capital Partners. Sentinel Capital Partners, a New York-based investment firm, partnered with Nekoosa to support continued growth for the company and its growing customer base through new product introductions and acquisitions...

HanesBrands Inc. Acquires Alternative Apparel
October 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm

HanesBrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., announced preliminary third-quarter 2017 net sales and earnings per share, and announced the acquisition of Alternative Apparel. “We met our goal of returning to organic growth, and we continued to generate strong operating cash flow,” said Hanes CEO Gerald W. Evans Jr. “Our sales and EPS results, driven by...

Turk Marketing Group Acquires Advance Custom Promotions
October 24, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Nashville, Tennessee-based distributor Turk Marketing Group has acquired King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based distributor Advance Custom Promotions. The Distributor Exchange introduced the two multimillion-dollar companies to each other, and guided both parties through the entire process culminating in the successful sale. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed...

Brand Advantage Group by Safeguard Up for M&A Deal of the Year Award
October 3, 2017 at 3:39 pm

Safeguard used most of the spring to complete the divestiture of its Brand Advantage Group, placing it in the hands of long-time employees Dave Daoust and Tom Lyngdal, who oversee the year-old initiative as an independently operated distributorship within the Safeguard network. Thanks to the duo’s expertise and the move marking yet another success for Safeguard, the transaction finds itself among the top 10 finalists for the M&A Advisor Awards Deal of the Year honor...

Strän Promotional Solutions Acquires Lindon Associates
September 26, 2017 at 6:33 pm

Strän Promotional Solutions, Quincy, Mass., has acquired Holliston, Massachusetts-based Lindon Associates, making it Strän Promotional Solutions' first major acquisition. The financial details of the purchase haven't been disclosed...

When a Deal Falls Through, Put Away the Torch and Build a Bridge Instead
September 19, 2017 at 3:27 pm

Sometimes, despite our noblest intentions, a deal doesn’t come to fruition. There are a million reasons why. Maybe the buyer can’t secure the right financing. Maybe the valuation comes in under or over expectations. Maybe the numbers are just too far apart for the two sides to see eye-to-eye...

Sycamore Partners Finalizes Purchase of Staples
September 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners has completed the $6.9 billion acquisition of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples. As a result of the merger, the common stock of the office supply retailer will no longer be listed for trading on Nasdaq...

Wise to Acquire Datatel Resources Corporation
September 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Wise, a leader in business document and industrial label printing based in Alpharetta, Ga., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Datatel Resources Corporation in Monaca, Pa. Wise expects to close on the acquisition in early October...

Geiger Acquires PromoManagers Inc.
August 29, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, has acquired selected assets of PromoManagers Inc., a web-based distributor located in Plymouth, Mass. The firm will operate as a division of Geiger under the name PromoManagers LLC a Division of Geiger...

Proforma Albrecht & Co. Acquires Professional Image
August 22, 2017 at 6:09 pm

Proforma Albrecht & Co., Milford, Ohio, announced the acquisition of Professional Image, a Cincinnati-based promotional products distributor. For more than 20 years, Professional Image has specialized in apparel, uniforms, embroidery and fulfillment for some...

Did Staples' Board Sell Too Low? Multiple Law Firms Think So
July 25, 2017 at 6:10 pm

A little less than a month ago, Staples' board of directors unanimously approved a sale to Sycamore Partners for $6.9 billion, and the dust seemed to be settling on the whole situation. But, because we are apparently masters of foreshadowing, our last words on the subject were...

LSC Communications Acquires CREEL Printing
July 18, 2017 at 7:10 pm

LSC Communications, Chicago, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CREEL Printing, a leading privately-owned offset and digital printing company based in Las Vegas. CREEL Printing's capabilities include...

Sycamore Partners to Buy Staples Inc. for $6.9 Billion
July 11, 2017 at 6:38 pm

After months of speculation, we finally can report that private equity firm Sycamore Partners will acquire Staples Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $6.9 billion, which is significantly higher than the original estimation of $6 billion...

Character Counts in Making Your Business Successful
June 27, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Character is what you do when no one is watching. It’s the difference between what we know, and what we think we know. Character is trust. And, it’s at the heart of what makes up our business. Each day, our customers trust us to do what’s right...

Sycamore Partners Reportedly Nearing Deal to Acquire Staples
June 27, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Staples Inc. wants to tell a new story—which is why the Framingham, Massachusetts-based retailer recently announced that it was overhauling its marketing. The move, according to The Boston Globe, was a departure from Staples’ original mission of selling low-priced office supplies at big stores...

M&A Firm Corporate Development Associates Welcomes Industry Veteran Roger Buck
June 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Corporate Development Associates (CDA), a leading printing industry M&A firm based in Scottsdale, Ariz., has announced the addition of business forms industry veteran Roger Buck to its deal-making team as an associate. Buck has worked for many of the leading companies in the business forms...