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Paw Marketing acquired by The Straub Corporation

Paw Marketing


Mar 2012



Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held and familyowned businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of certain assets of its client, Paw Marketing, Inc., headquartered in Brooklyn, Iowa, by The Straub Corporation, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. The transaction closed on March 1, 2012.

Paw Marketing, Inc., is a leading provider of full service advertising specialties offering promotional items and creative marketing in the US, Canada, and internationally. PAW Marketing, Inc. is a full-service marketing and promotions company specializing in unique and creative corporate gifts, premiums, catalogs, and incentive programs. Managing Director, Terry Mackin, and Vice President, Kyle Coe, led the Generational Equity deal team that advised Paw Marketing, Inc., on the transaction. According to Mr. Mackin, “Because of the synergies between the two companies, this acquisition has all of the potential of the classic 1+1=3 scenario! And the transaction was only made easier by the knowledge, trust, and respect both our clients’ and the founding members of the Straub Corporation have for each other.”

Since the first niche discovery in the envelope market in 1971, The Straub Corporation has become an industry leader in print, promotional and fulfillment services. Located in Des Moines, Iowa, The Straub Corporation is a technology driven printing and fulfillment company. The Straub Corporation provides leading-edge product and service solutions, providing exemplary skill and knowledge in corporate identity, commercial print, forms, labels, digital print, and promotional products. Mr. Mackin added, “Generational Equity’s unique ability to understand both the motivation of buyers as well as the needs of sellers was really key to this deal. What we bring to transactions like this is the knowledge and experience of dealing with professional, synergistic buyers on a daily basis.”