BDA Acquires UK-Based Dukes Of London
Distributor Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (PPAI 109381) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of UK-based Dukes of London, out of administration. The news was first announced in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert this morning. All Dukes of London employees will join Woodinville, Washington-based BDA’s existing UK team and be integrated into its technology systems.
“It is an exciting time at BDA as we continue to execute our strategy to grow our global platform,” says Jay Deutsch, cofounder and CEO of BDA. “We are very happy to add the experienced team from Dukes to BDA UK. This combination will allow us to better serve existing and new enterprise clients through in-territory support and market-specific expertise throughout the UK and Europe.”
Stuart Shepherd, sales director at Dukes of London, adds, “Dukes is an award-winning promotional merchandise distributor with 22 years of industry experience. As part of the BDA family, we are looking forward to elevating our level of service and creativity to our customers through the addition of BDA’s extensive capabilities. BDA’s purchasing scale and vision for a global agency that focuses on local service is going to be great for our clients.”
In July, BDA acquired Boston, Massachusetts-based distributor SwervePoint (PPAI 336283), extending its Boston operations and service offerings. BDA currently has overseas offices in the UK, Manila, Shanghai and Shenzhen, and 32 locations in North America.