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HALO Branded Solutions Acquires Caliendo Savio Enterprises Inc.
January 9, 2018 at 7:56 pm

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., recently announced the acquisition of Caliendo Savio Enterprises Inc. (CSE), a promotional products distributor based in New Berlin, Wis. “CSE has developed considerable expertise in executing corporate fulfillment and uniform program solutions...

Proforma Introduces New Acquisition Company
January 9, 2018 at 7:34 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, announced the formation of its Proforma Acquisition Company, which will directly purchase print, packaging and promotional products companies worth between $5 million to $100 million and more in sales...

I.D. Images LLC Acquires Ready Flow Printing
January 2, 2018 at 6:49 pm

I.D. Images LLC, a pressure-sensitive label converter based in Brunswick, Ohio, has acquired assets of Ready Flow Printing, located in Bentonville, Ark. This transaction marks I.D. Images LLC’s seventh acquisition since 2009. Founded as a high-quality flexographic and offset printer, Ready Flow Printing...

alphabroder and Prime Line Combine
December 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., the leading distributor of imprintable sportswear and accessories in North America, has announced the addition of Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Prime Line to its family of brands. The combination of these two companies establishes a new standard in the industry for convenience, service and solutions, creating the industry’s first true "one-stop-shop." “As a family business…

The Sourcing Group Acquires SI Solutions
December 12, 2017 at 6:17 pm

The Sourcing Group (TSG), a top 50 distributor with headquarters in New York, has announced the acquisition of SI Solutions, located in Florence, S.C. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “SI Solutions has long been a leader in the southeastern United States, and its footprint...

USA/Docufinish and One of a Kind Prints Merge With New Ownership Deal
December 5, 2017 at 6:49 pm

USA/Docufinish, Yorkville, Ill., recently announced that Jason Lambert, the current president of USA/Docufinish, and Steve McKillip Jr., a longtime industry veteran, have joined forces to acquire USA/Docufinish, an industry leader in the label and wholesale printing for over 31 years, from...

M&A Deal of the Year Award Goes to Safeguard Business Systems Inc.
December 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm

Safeguard and the other notable nominees had been vying for the crown based on transactions and deal financings closed, and restructures completed, between Aug. 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. The ultimate winner entered the pool of potential champions thanks to the merger of Minnesota-headquartered distributors...

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...