Mergers & Acquisitions

Next Level Apparel Acquires German Manufacturer Stedman GmbH
January 17, 2023 at 6:20 pm

Blue Point Capital Partners and its portfolio company Next Level Apparel announced the acquisition of Germany-based Stedman GmbH, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of premium casual and sportswear blank apparel for the printwear industry. Since 1953, Stedman has stood for top quality and ethically produced clothing across men’s, women’s and...

HPG Acquires Evans Manufacturing
January 10, 2023 at 4:58 pm

HPG, Braintree, Massachusetts, announced today that it has acquired Evans Manufacturing, Garden Grove, California. The two companies made the announcement with a video from the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. "The partnership with HPG represents the culmination of many years of hard work and dedicated service by...

Stran & Company Completes Acquisition of Premier NYC
January 3, 2023 at 4:43 pm

Stran & Company, Quincy, Massachusetts, has completed its acquisition of the assets and business of Premier Business Services (Premier NYC), Larchmont, New York. “We remain committed to our M&A growth strategy, and with over 30 years of experience in the promotional products industry, we expect Premier NYC to complement our capabilities...

ID Images Acquires Summit Labels and Precision Label
December 6, 2022 at 3:48 pm

Sole Source Capital LLC, an industrial-focused private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, ID Images (IDI), a premier provider of product identification solutions, has acquired Summit Labels and Precision Label in separate transactions. The acquisitions bring the total number of add-on investments for IDI to seven since becoming a Sole Source Capital portfolio company…

Ennis Acquires School Photo Marketing
December 6, 2022 at 3:35 pm

Ennis Inc., Midlothian, Texas, has acquired School Photo Marketing, Morganville, New Jersey. School Photo Marketing provides printing, yearbook publishing and marketing-related services to over 1,400 school and sports photographers servicing schools around the country...

OrderMyGear Acquires BrightStores
November 15, 2022 at 6:47 pm

OrderMyGear (OMG), the leading online store platform for selling custom branded merchandise to groups, has acquired BrightStores, a leading provider of online company stores for promotional product distributors. The partnership brings together two market leading technology platforms in the team sporting goods and promotional products spaces...

ID Images Acquires Hickman Label
November 15, 2022 at 6:19 pm

Sole Source Capital LLC, an industrial-focused private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, ID Images, Brunswick, Ohio, has acquired Hickman Label, Lebanon, Tennessee. The acquisition marks the fifth add-on investment for ID Images since it became a Sole Source Capital portfolio company in August 2021...

Cleaning House: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Business
October 25, 2022 at 7:01 pm

After working hard over the years to build a successful print/promo distributorship or trade manufacturing company, perhaps you’re now ready to sell. Whether you decide to do this on your own or with the help of an intermediary or broker, there are common mistakes that you’ll want to avoid to make the process smooth for you and your other shareholders. Here are five of the biggest mistakes that can potentially make or break a future transaction...

GBS Brand Connect Acquires Amplify Marketing
October 4, 2022 at 6:31 pm

GBS Brand Connect, Canton, Ohio, has acquired Amplify Marketing, Birmingham, Alabama. Nadav Raviv, CEO of Amplify Marketing, anticipated the business-model change at the onset of the pandemic. At that juncture, in March 2020, Raviv determined that in order to focus on the PPE shift, he would separate from his former distributorship...

Gallant Capital Partners Acquires SupplyLogic WebbMason
October 4, 2022 at 6:24 pm

Just three months after SupplyLogic and WebbMason Marketing announced that they would merge the two companies, the combined company (SLWM) announced that it has been acquired by Gallant Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based investment firm...