Inspired Results by Safeguard Acquires Oregon-based Kinetic Group

January 02, 2018

Pacific Northwest Promotional and Printing Company Jumpstarts 2018 Growth with New Acquisition

PORTLAND, Ore. – Leading brand management company Inspired Results by Safeguard recently announced its January 1st acquisition of promotional marketing brand Kinetic Group, allowing the corporation to continue on its growth streak following a successful 2017.

Looking for a way to better serve customers, Inspired Results president Amy Tiller saw an opportunity to merge her existing business with retail promotional product specialist Kinetic Group to offer a more comprehensive and specialized array of services. The acquisition process launched in late July when Inspired Results took on the initiative to strategically expand its brand.

“Kinetic Group’s mission and services aligned quite well with that of our company’s, but it was lacking the infrastructure and scope needed to expand its products and offerings,” said Tiller. “The acquisition will allow us to adapt from Kinetic Group’s existing procedures to provide more flexible solutions through multiple marketing platforms.”

Inspired Results was founded in 2015 with the goal of building strong relationships the key to their success. The brand’s professionalism, commitment to forward thinking and passion for innovation have helped drive its clients’ performance while propelling growth. By working to differentiate their brand in an oversaturated industry and understanding that the world of marketing execution is shifting towards the digital space, Inspired Results has adapted quickly to better serve customers.

The brand saw unparalleled success in 2017, including the monumental achievement of receiving a net promoter score 20 points higher than the industry average, an impressive 68. Tiller was also the recipient of the Gold Stevie Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for her exceptional work in her executive position at Inspires Results.

“Things in our industry are changing, and we’d rather lead the pack than catch up from behind,” said Tiller. “We’re very excited to utilize the momentum from our achievements in 2017 to skyrocket our growth heading into 2018, starting with our merger with Kinetic Group”

Since it was founded in 2015, this is the second acquisition Inspired Results has successfully been able to complete due to the oversight of Safeguard’s BAM team. The BAM program provides opportunities for Safeguard distributors to grow their businesses through acquisition and merger transactions. Since the program’s inception in 2008, the BAM team has been able to successfully complete more than 150 transactions, including mergers and acquisitions of some of the largest and most respected companies in the print and promo industry.

“Given the purchasing and negotiating power of Safeguard, there are a lot more products and services available to us [distributors] to enhance our business,” said Tiller. “Joining forces with Safeguard has also pushed us to the forefront of the print and promotional industry in Portland and Seattle while expanding our capabilities exponentially, which has allowed us to produce the results that brought us success this past year.”

ABOUT SAFEGUARD

For more than 60 years, Safeguard, through its network of distributors, has been providing the products, services and expertise needed by business owners to help their businesses grow. Through innovation, dedication and a commitment to quality and integrity, Safeguard has transformed itself from a small check printing business to a fully diversified business solutions enterprise. To learn more about Safeguard, please visit www.gosafeguard.com, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gosafeguard.

ABOUT SAFEGUARD BAM

Since 2008, Safeguard’s award-winning Business Acquisitions and Mergers (BAM) Team has emerged as the most decorated strategic growth team in the industry. With more than 100 years of collective experience in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business strategy and financial performance assessment, the BAM Team possesses the “know how” needed by Safeguard, its affiliates, distributors and franchisees to complete complex transactions across multiple business channels. The BAM team has completed more than 150 total transactions since its inception, earning accolades at the highest levels. In 2017, the BAM team won an M&A Advisors Deal of the Year award in the Professional Services (B-to-B) category as well as a bronze Stevie® American Business Award as Support Team of the Year. In 2014, the BAM team won a coveted Dealmaker of the Year award, presented by Franchise Times® Magazine. To learn more about the BAM Team, please visit safeguardbam.com, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/safeguardgrowth.

ABOUT INSPIRED RESULTS

Inspired Results by Safeguard provides its customers with the expertise and support necessary to improve their marketing effectiveness, boost business sales, improve workflow and production processes to save money. The company offers a full suite of services including creative services, print management, direct mail solutions, kitting and fulfillment, promo and apparel, sourcing services, inventory and distribution and program management technology solutions. For more information, visit http://www.docu-source.com/.

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