As reported earlier today in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, Distributor HALO Branded Solutions (PPAI 106462) has acquired the business of Catalyst Marketing, Inc. (PPAI 278469), a distributor based in Seattle, Washington.
“Tom Havens has built an exceptional team offering creative services and promotional solutions with a unique model for our industry,” says Marc Simon, CEO of Sterling, Illinois-based HALO. “We look forward to providing additional operational and technology enhancements to Catalyst’s blue-chip client base.”
Havens, Catalyst’s founder and president, adds, “HALO was able to allow us to maintain our creative capabilities and client-focused culture while providing the resources necessary to expand our reach in the markets we serve. We are excited for the growth opportunities our HALO relationship will provide to Catalyst clients and the Catalyst team.”
HALO will maintain Catalyst’s sales offices and graphic design capabilities in Washington, while transferring select administrative and support functions to HALO’s Sterling headquarters. Havens will stay on with HALO in a leadership position.