August 1, 2005




Gaiam to acquire Good Times Entertainment

A day after Good Times Entertainment filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in the Southern District of New York on July 11, $96.7 million Broomfield, CO-based manufacturer/marketer Gaiam signed a definitive agreement to acquire the New York-based video and DVD company for $40 …

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April 17, 2005




Trio of Buyers to Acquire Brookstone

Merrimack, NH-based gadgets and gifts cataloger/retailer Brookstone, which mails the Gardener’s Eden, Hard-to-Find Tools, and Brookstone catalogs, announced on April 15 that it has signed a definitive agreement to be sold.
Buying the $499 million company is a consortium consisting …

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March 23, 2005




Airgas to Acquire Kanox

Radnor, PA-based medical and industrial welding metals conglomerate Airgas signed a letter of intent to acquire Hutchinson, KS-based Kanox, a distributor of packaged gases and welding hard goods. Airgas, which already owns 25% of Kanox’s outstanding stock, will buy the remaining …

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September 27, 2001




Quebecor World to Acquire Hachette Filipacci European Printing Assets

Montreal—It looks like printing giant Quebecor World just got a little bigger. The $6.5 billion commercial printer has signed an agreement to buy the European printing assets of Hachette Filipacchi Medias. The assets include printing and bindery facilities in France, …

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September 4, 2001




Insight to Acquire U.K. Direct Marketer

Tempe, AZ—Computer equipment marketer Insight Enterprises has agreed to buy British IT products marketer Action. With the acquisition, Insight will increase its buying power overseas; Insight also expects to enhance Action’s sales by implementing ot account management and …

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August 16, 2001




Right Start to Acquire Zany Brainy

Calabasas, CA—Children’s apparel and toys cataloger/retailer The Right Start has agreed to acquire the assets of toys cataloger/retailer Zany Brainy, which had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 15. The deal is expected to close by …

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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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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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