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Drum-Line Acquires Elliott Calendar Company
March 19, 2019 at 1:14 pm

Drum-Line, Stuttgart, Ark., has entered into an agreement to acquire Elliott Calendar Company, also known as Hour Glass Line, based in Coshocton, Ohio. Amberlea Barnes, Drum-Line CEO, said Elliott Calendar’s production and customer service will be moved to Drum-Line’s factory, and that the consolidation should be complete by end of April. Most Hour Glass calendar…

Stouse LLC Announces Clay Davis as New President and CEO
March 11, 2019 at 9:19 am

Stouse LLC, New Century, Kan., announced that Clay Davis has been named president and CEO of the company, effective immediately. Davis succeeds Bruce Reed, who has announced his retirement after 14 years of leading the organization, but will remain active on the…

Polyconcept Appoints Neil Ringel as New CEO
February 4, 2019 at 8:41 am

Polyconcept, New Kensington, Pa., announced the appointment of Neil Ringel as its new CEO, effective today. Ringel, whose resume most recently includes head of corporate development for Staples, will replace Gene Colleran, PCNA's CEO since 2015. "We appreciate Gene's many contributions to Polyconcept and wish him the very best," Josh Klevens, managing director at Charlesbank…

QCA Announces Restructured Participation Model, Tiered Payment Plans
January 14, 2019 at 6:55 pm

Quality Certification Alliance, Chicago, announced a newly restructured participation model and tiered fee structure to further engage and include distributors and end-buyers, along with providing more access for suppliers and distributors of varying sizes. The new model will have four categories: End-Buyer Supporters, Distributor Advocates, Certified Distributors and Decorators, and Accredited Suppliers. "What we've done…

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…