Goes Global, Acquires First International
Cyrk Inc. (asi/173519) recently acquired its first international firm,
Apex-Multizen Ltd., a supplier of promotional products located in Hong Kong.
The Apex-Multizen offices in Europe, China and India will do business under the
Cyrk name. “Strategically, it’s what we want to do,” says Alan
Patrick, president and CEO of Cyrk. “We’re dealing with a lot of
major global companies, and there’s an opportunity for us to offer ourselves
as a global provider of promotional products and services.”
Hong Kong facility is staffed
by about 40 employees, according
to Patrick. “I think we’re
going to be one of the very few
that will be able to claim our own presence
internationally, instead of having some
third-party connection,” he says. “We’re
also looking at acquisitions in the U.S.,
too, as part of our global strategy to
grow our business domestically and internationally.”
Coinage Acquires Roger
Last Friday, the Cincinnati-based Osborne Coinage Co. (asi/75260) acquired
Roger Williams Mint of Attleboro, MA. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to Osborne CEO Jeff Stegman, the two had always been “friendly
competitors” and even referred business to each other in the past. More
recently, Osborne stepped in to assist Roger Williams following a materials shortage.
a result of the acquisition,
Osborne will expand the
range of coin sizes and
shapes it offers. Additionally,
it will continue to
Roger Williams’ line
of color-printed silver
coins for the gaming
the production equipment
located in Attleboro
will be shifted to Osborne’s
Ohio headquarters. “We
will be able to produce
large orders more quickly
and decrease our lead
time,” says Stegman.
that it has
a maker of
its own line.
The terms of
the deal were
not disclosed. “It
was a natural
Ltd. "A lot
of our people
in that area.”
will be marketed
all of the
with distributors,” says
Michael Rubenfeld died on Saturday after a long illness. He was 58. Mr.
Rubenfeld was most recently the vice president of sales at Hirsch Presentation
Systems (asi/61013), but he had worked in the industry for more than
35 years with various companies, including Bankers Pen Co. Inc. (asi/38285)
for 14 years. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Rubenfeld and brother, Louis
Rubenfeld. Donations can be made to the cancer research foundation of your choice.
Admanco (asi/32360), Four Seasons Garment Company (asi/55200)
and Vitronic (asi/93990) are now aligned under the name Vitronic Promotional
for Pick & Mint,
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of a credit
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