You Tube

Skip Navigation LinksNews > Mergers & Acquisitions > ASB Acquires Division Of Advance Business Graphics
Printer Friendly

ASB Acquires Division Of Advance Business Graphics
Vol. 848 
September 6, 2011

Counselor Top 40 firm American Solutions For Business (ASB) (asi/120075) has acquired the distributor division of California-based Advance Business Graphics (ABG) (asi/108996), the companies have announced. Financial terms of the agreement, which was completed on August 26, were not disclosed. "In this deal, we grow our sales and we gain seasoned, experienced associates," says Justin Zavadil, vice president of sales and vendor relations at ASB. "We buy from ABG as a vendor, so it's a good fit and partnership."

Through the acquisition, ASB adds a total of 10 ABG salespeople – operating in offices in California, Texas and Illinois – and five customer service reps. In 2010, the group of salespeople generated $8.4 million for the ABG distributor unit, which is a division of a large print and document management firm. “They’ve focused a lot on the health care market, credit unions and the transportation industry,” says Zavadil. “They’ve sold some promotional products, but we can provide them with many more options.”

With its headquarters located in Mira Loma, CA, ABG employs approximately 200 people and produces annual revenues of $26 million, according to ASI CreditConnect. Ranked by Counselor as the 12th largest distributor in the ad specialty industry, ASB reported 2010 North American ad specialty sales of $96.7 million. Zavadil says his company has a goal to increase sales – through organic growth and acquisitions – by more than 10% in the next year.

Sponsored By:

Making You Money: What ASI is all about.

Promotional products, also known as ad specialties, make up a $20.5 billion dollar industry and are used by virtually every business in America. Why? Items like mugs, pens and t-shirts are memorable and provide a better cost per impression for advertisers than almost every major marketing effort like prime time TV, magazines and radio.

With so many businesses buying ad specialties there is a huge opportunity for professionals looking to make great money running a promotional products distributorship. It’s easy and inexpensive to get started and you can work from home.

© 2014, The Advertising Specialty Institute®. All Rights Reserved.

  • A business opportunity to reinvent your career in an exciting field
  • Work at home - for yourself - not by yourself
  • Make money selling ad specialties
  • Partner with a time-tested industry leader
  • Get started instantly with all the tools you need