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Altitude Group Plc Acquires AIM
January 11, 2019 at 7:15 am

Advertising Industry Mastermind LLC (AIM) announced today that it has been acquired by Altitude Group Plc, a publicly traded U.K. company with operations in the U.K. and U.S. AIM will continue to operate as AIM under the strategic leadership of Jamie Coggeshall (founder and president) and Nichole Stella (CEO). Financial details of the deal were not disclosed...

Showdown Displays Acquires Soft Signage Manufacturer Xarisma
January 3, 2019 at 10:43 am

Showdown Displays, Brooklyn Center, Minn., has acquired Xarisma, a manufacturer of soft signage based in Huntsville, Ala. In October, Showdown acquired Jansen Display Group, furthering its European presence, and formally integrated Creative Banner Displays. "Xarisma's creative branding solutions and innovative display development is an ideal complement to the current offerings of Showdown Displays," Kevin Walsh,…

Facilisgroup Acquired by Private Equity Firm Elysian Capital
November 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Facilisgroup, St. Louis, Mo., announced today that it has been acquired by Elysian Capital LLC, a private equity firm based in London, U.K. Facilis will continue to operate as Facilisgroup under the strategic leadership of Dan Rochette (founder), Martin Weber (chief business development officer) and Chuck Fandos (CEO)...

Geiger Acquires Bank Express and Promo Warehouse
November 12, 2018 at 10:40 am

Jo-an Lantz, MAS, chief operating officer of Geiger; along with Charlie Billard, president of Bank Express and Promo Warehouse, jointly announced Geiger's acquisition of web-based distributor Bank Express and Promo Warehouse, effective immediately. The Sandwich, Massachusetts-based distributor will operate as a division of Geiger, and Charlie…

HUB Promotional Group Adds Debco to Portfolio of Companies
June 14, 2018 at 1:27 pm

HUB Promotional Group, Braintree, Mass., announced that it finalized a deal yesterday to add Debco, Concord, Ontario, to its portfolio of companies, which also includes Hub Pen Company, Beacon Promotions, Best Promotions USA and Cooler Graphics. "HUB Promotional Group is extremely excited to partner with Debco Bag Distributors," Joe Fleming, CEO of HUB Promotional Group,…

Private Equity Firm TPG Growth to Acquire HALO Branded Solutions
May 17, 2018 at 11:57 am

TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of San Francisco-based investment firm TPG, has acquired HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., from Audax Private Equity. "At HALO, we strive to provide our clients with innovative, customized solutions that showcase their brand and values," Marc Simon, CEO of HALO, said in a press release. "TPG…

VisionUSA Acquired by Titan Custom Products
May 2, 2018 at 8:17 am

Titan Custom Products, Dallas, announced that it has acquired VisionUSA, Rahway, N.J. VisionUSA will relocate its manufacturing and sales business to the Titan Custom Products facility in Texas. VisionUSA's Michael Fishman and Mark Weissman will guide the transition and join Titan Custom Products. "My partner Mark Weissman and I were looking to slow things down…

Admatch-Regal Names New President, CEO as Owner Mark Nackman Retires
March 15, 2018 at 11:33 am

Admatch-Regal, New Rochelle, N.Y., has announced that its longtime owner and president, Mark E. Nackman, will be retiring after 40 years at the helm. With his retirement, he will be handing over the reins to Phil Sharkey and Alex Nackman. Sharkey is a known industry veteran and has been serving as Admatch-Regal’s director of sales…

3M Announces New CEO
March 6, 2018 at 8:41 am

3M, Minneapolis, announced yesterday that CEO Inge Thulin will move to a newly created position—executive chairman—and will be replaced by current chief operating officer Michael Roman. Roman has been with 3M for 30 years, according to the Post and Courier, and had led the company's Industrial Business Group (the company's largest group) as chief strategy…