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announced 9/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Ultra PRO International LLC, will acquire Playroom Entertainment

synopsis: Ultra PRO International LLC, a leading manufacturer of tabletop games and accessories, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Playroom Entertainment, a publisher of board and card games of strategy, party and early learning genres.
buyer: Ultra PRO International LLC
Ultra PRO International LLC is the leading manufacturer and supplier of memorabilia, collectibles and tabletop gaming accessories, photo and scrapbooking albums and pages, Ultra Sleeves disposable, protective sleeves for computer tablets and school and office folders. "
target: Playroom Entertainment
Playroom Entertainment is a publisher of a broad range of tabletop games. Its Bright Idea Games portfolio presents specialty and mass market retailers with a full array of educational games that introduces and reinforces math, deduction and pattern recognition skills in children ages five and up.
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closed 11/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Audax Group, acquired PlayMonster

synopsis: Audax Group has acquired PlayMonster, a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools, from Topspin Partners, a suburban NY-based private equity fund focused on the lower middle-market.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group was founded in 1999 by Geoff Rehnert and Marc Wolpow with the vision of building an investment platform to provide capital for middle market companies. Audax Group manages approximately $13 billion of assets across its private equity, mezzanine debt, and private senior debt businesses. "
target parent: Topspin Partners
target: PlayMonster
PlayMonster, headquartered in Beloit, WI, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools. Top-selling brands include 5 Second Rule®, Perplexus™ Don’t Rock the Boat™, Farkle, The Game of THINGS…®, Mirari®, Buzzword® and more.
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closed 5/25/2018 via PR Newswire

University Games, acquired The Haywire Group

synopsis: University Games, a San Francisco-based game and puzzle company, announced the acquisition of The Haywire Group, the award-winning manufacturer of dozens of games including Flickin' Chicken and Pizza Party dice game.
buyer: University Games
University Games was founded by Cris Lehman and Bob Moog on April 1, 1985. The company is active in more than 60 countries developing, marketing and distributing board games, puzzles, STEAM products and pre-school activities. "
target: The Haywire Group
Haywire was founded in 2005 by Barbara and Michael Fisher. The Company specializes in learning games starting with the award winning Dicecapades. Currently the company markets games to children and families. Top sellers include Flickin' Chicken®, Pizza Party®, Kerfuffle® and Shaboom®.
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closed 8/28/2007 via BusinessWire

Mattel, Inc., purchased Apples to Apples®, Snorta® and Blink®. from Out of the Box Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Mattel, Inc. announced it has acquired the rights from Out of the Box Publishing, Inc., to manufacture, distribute and market several games properties, including the award-winning Apples to Apples®, Snorta® and Blink®.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
Mattel, Inc., is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, Tyco® R/C, as well as Fisher-Price® brands and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. "
seller: Out of the Box Publishing, Inc.
Out of the Box Publishing, Inc. has developed a strong array of family-friendly games, most notably Apples to Apples®. Apples to Apples, having sold more than 3 million units since its launch in 1998, recently earned the 2006 Toy of the Year (“TOTY”) award for “Game of the Year.”
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announced 9/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Ultra PRO International LLC, will acquire Playroom Entertainment

synopsis: Ultra PRO International LLC, a leading manufacturer of tabletop games and accessories, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Playroom Entertainment, a publisher of board and card games of strategy, party and early learning genres.
buyer: Ultra PRO International LLC
Ultra PRO International LLC is the leading manufacturer and supplier of memorabilia, collectibles and tabletop gaming accessories, photo and scrapbooking albums and pages, Ultra Sleeves disposable, protective sleeves for computer tablets and school and office folders. "
target: Playroom Entertainment
Playroom Entertainment is a publisher of a broad range of tabletop games. Its Bright Idea Games portfolio presents specialty and mass market retailers with a full array of educational games that introduces and reinforces math, deduction and pattern recognition skills in children ages five and up.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Ultra PRO International LLC, will acquire Playroom Entertainment

synopsis: Ultra PRO International LLC, a leading manufacturer of tabletop games and accessories, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Playroom Entertainment, a publisher of board and card games of strategy, party and early learning genres.
buyer: Ultra PRO International LLC
Ultra PRO International LLC is the leading manufacturer and supplier of memorabilia, collectibles and tabletop gaming accessories, photo and scrapbooking albums and pages, Ultra Sleeves disposable, protective sleeves for computer tablets and school and office folders. "
target: Playroom Entertainment
Playroom Entertainment is a publisher of a broad range of tabletop games. Its Bright Idea Games portfolio presents specialty and mass market retailers with a full array of educational games that introduces and reinforces math, deduction and pattern recognition skills in children ages five and up.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Audax Group, acquired PlayMonster

synopsis: Audax Group has acquired PlayMonster, a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools, from Topspin Partners, a suburban NY-based private equity fund focused on the lower middle-market.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group was founded in 1999 by Geoff Rehnert and Marc Wolpow with the vision of building an investment platform to provide capital for middle market companies. Audax Group manages approximately $13 billion of assets across its private equity, mezzanine debt, and private senior debt businesses. "
target parent: Topspin Partners
target: PlayMonster
PlayMonster, headquartered in Beloit, WI, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools. Top-selling brands include 5 Second Rule®, Perplexus™ Don’t Rock the Boat™, Farkle, The Game of THINGS…®, Mirari®, Buzzword® and more.
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closed 11/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Dash Robotics, acquired Bots Alive

synopsis: Dash Robotics, a company that is building the backbone of connected toys by creating technology to reimagine what's possible for the world's leading toy and gaming brands, announced the acquisition of Bots Alive, a robotics and AI company that uses computer vision and machine learning to bring life-like behavior to toys.
buyer: Dash Robotics
Dash Robotics is creating the backbone of connected toys. Their Platform for Connected Toys enables rapid development of hardware, software and backend analytics, making it easy to transform traditional toys and brands for the digital age. "
target: Bots Alive
Bots Alive builds software for toy makers to create novel play experiences by transforming ordinary toys into autonomous characters that think and act for themselves. Bots Alive's technology is optimized for mobile devices enabling users to leverage their smartphones as the toy’s eyes and brain.
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closed 6/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Carson Dellosa Education, acquired Kids Station Toys

synopsis: Carson Dellosa Education, one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers, announced the acquisition of Kids Station Toys, a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
buyer parent: Guardian Capital Partners
buyer: Carson Dellosa Education
Carson Dellosa Education is one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers. From backpacks and back seats to teacher desks and learning centers, Carson Dellosa products can be found anywhere children learn. "
target: Kids Station Toys
Kids Station Toys is a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
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announced 2/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Circle Graphics, will purchase Art Division from CafePress

synopsis: Circle Graphics, the world’s largest producer of grand-format digital graphics, will acquire the Art Division from CafePress Inc. The acquisition will allow Circle Graphics to enhance its Consumer Digital Printing Division by offering its retail and wholesale customers an expanded selection of curated content of more than 1.5 million images.
buyer: Circle Graphics
Circle Graphics is the world’s foremost producer of grand and large-format digital graphics. They are an industry leader in creating innovative products for outdoor advertising, business signage, wall decor, art reproduction, and the professional photography and art communities. "
seller: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. CafePress's Art Division offers retail and wholesale customers a huge selection of images. The Art Division includes a 60,000-square-foot production facility in Raleigh, N.C.
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$32
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closed 11/9/2012 via PR Newswire

printed.com, acquired Goodprint

synopsis: Tangent Communications owner of printed.com; provider of sticker printing and general online printing services, has announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of the multi-national online company Goodprint for £10.2 million.
buyer parent: Tangent Communications plc
buyer: printed.com
printed.com is an online only printing store offering high quality printing of paper products, from business cards to postcards, stickers to luxury wedding stationery at an affordable rate. "
target: Goodprint
Goodprint is an online printer supplying high quality business cards, postcards and stationery. Goodprint allows users to design their own business cards, letterheads, compliment slips, postcards and labels online or upload their own design.
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$16 [$11]
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$6
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