Venture-Backed Boundless Buys Custom Solutions
Austin, Texas-based Boundless Network, a technology-enabled branded merchandise distributor, announced it has acquired Texas-based distributor Custom Solutions.
According to Boundless Network CEO Jason Black, the acquisition is a win for both firms. “Custom Solutions has strong relationships with some of the country’s top brands. Now, as part of Boundless Network, Custom Solutions will be able to leverage our technology platform to expand market share and offer quantifiable value to clients who are looking to save money in this recessive economy,” said Black.
Black believes Boundless’ unique value to customers is the reason top professionals have chosen to move to Boundless. “Our ability to help companies better manage their promotional spending positions our sales professionals to retain and grow their customer relationships despite a difficult economic landscape,” said Black.
Boundless’ technology platform and innovative approach to professionalizing the promotional products industry were key influencers in Custom Solutions CEO Chris Miner’s decision to move to Boundless. Miner believes it was the right move for the growth of his customers and employees.
“The choice to move to Boundless made sense for Custom Solutions. We have been able to create a partnership that is already producing positive results. Our sales professionals are taking advantage of Boundless’ resources and increasing their competitive advantage. Our customers have been overwhelmingly pleased with our ability to take their promotional products resources into the 21st century,” said Miner.
In 2009, Boundless plans to continue recruiting top professionals and acquiring top promotional products distributors with revenues between $2 million and $10 million located in key regions throughout the country. In three years, Boundless Network has grown from two to more than 150 employees; 70 are located in Austin. During the past 12 months, the company has completed six acquisitions as part of a successful nationwide expansion from a single location to 18 regional offices located coast-to-coast across the U.S.