December 1, 2004




Collegiate Pacific to Acquire Orlando Team Sports

Dallas-based Collegiate Pacific signed a letter of intent to acquire Orlando Team Sports (OTS), a regional distributor of team sporting goods. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the month.
OTS president Michael McWeeney will join Collegiate …

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November 18, 2004




Kmart To Acquire Sears

Two years after retailer Sears, Roebuck, & Co. made business headlines by acquiring apparel cataloger Lands’ End, the general merchandise giant is involved in another huge deal: Troy, MI-based discount retailer Kmart Corp. has announced plans to acquire Sears in an $11.5 …

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October 25, 2004




Cost-Effective Ways to Acquire Names

Looking for less costly ways to acquire customers? What mailer isn’t? Mary Ann Kleinfelter, owner of Milford, NH-based consultancy Marketing Solutions Today, offers several suggestions:
* Use models to select prospects with the greatest likelihood of buying–but be careful. If …

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October 7, 2004




UPS to Acquire Air Freight Forwarder

United Parcel Service agreed on Oct. 5 to buy the Menlo Worldwide freight forwarding division of CNF for $260 million. The carrier will pay $150 in cash and assume $110 million in debt for the $1.9 billion Menlo Worldwide, formerly Emery Worldwide. Menlo Worldwide offers …

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August 20, 2004




Casual Male to Acquire Rochester Big and Tall

In a deal that marries George Foreman’s clothing line with Versace’s, Canton, MA-based Casual Male, whose properties include cataloger/retailer Casual Male Big & Tall, has agreed to acquire $65 million privately held Rochester Big & Tall for $15 million in cash …

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August 9, 2004




FedEx to Acquire Consolidator Parcel Direct

In a deal that will give Federal Express 80 more catalog parcel shipping customers and the opportunity to one-up rival United Parcel Service in the residential ground delivery market, FedEx on Aug. 9 agreed to acquire small package consolidator Parcel Direct from …

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May 17, 2004




Deluxe to Acquire NEBS

(Direct Newsline)Deluxe Corp. will acquire cataloger New England Business Service (NEBS) for about $587 million. St. Paul, MN-based Deluxe expects this acquisition to save the company $25 million a year, beginning in 2005, through eliminating redundancies and boosting productivity.
Deluxe spokesperson Stu …

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April 20, 2004




Patterson Dental to Acquire Medco Supply Co.

Multititle dental, veterinary, and rehabilitation products cataloger Patterson Dental Co. on April 19 agreed to acquire Medco Supply Co., a $40 million multititle cataloger of sports medicine, first aid supplies, and podiatry products in an all-cash transaction expected to close in early …

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November 10, 2003




Collegiate Pacific to Acquire Tomark

Dallas-based Collegiate Pacific, a cataloger of sporting equipment to schools and teams, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Corona, CA-based sports equipment manufacturer/distributor Tomark. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in January, were not …

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June 11, 2003




NBTY to Acquire Rexall Sundown

Bohemia, NY-based NBTY, a manufacturer/marketer of nutritional supplements, has signed a contract to acquire $455 million supplements manufacturer Rexall Sundown from Royal Numico for $250 million in cash. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in …

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