Koozie Group Acquires HotLine Products
Koozie Group (PPAI 114187, S13) has completed its acquisition of HotLine Products (PPAI 111015, S6). The Clearwater, Florida-based supplier is a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital. St. Paul, Minnesota-headquartered HotLine Products offers a wide selection of calendars including appointment, desk, executive and commercial styles, planners/journals and custom capabilities as well as offerings featuring Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post and David Maass, among others. The acquisition allows Koozie Group to expand its calendar offerings and further strengthen its position in this key product category, the company says.
Koozie Group notes that HotLine’s focus on safety and responsible printing processes, using recycled materials and paper from sustainable sources, also aligns with its enhanced commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
Koozie Group says it is committed to keeping the HotLine product assortment as it exists today for the 2022 calendar season. HotLine items will be available under the Koozie Group portfolio, produced out of the Koozie Group facility in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.
“Koozie Group and HotLine are two of the top names in promotional calendars who also have similar standards around quality and sustainability. That alignment, along with our Sleepy Eye team’s expertise in calendar printing and production, made this acquisition a great opportunity for us to take another step toward our future vision,” says David Klatt, CEO of Koozie Group.