Brand Addition is a leading provider of promotional products to global brands. Brand Addition utilises its global network to source and deliver complex and creative promotional product solutions to support the marketing efforts of multi-national clients who operate in sectors which include health and beauty, fast moving consumer goods, transport, technology, banking and finance and charity. Brand Addition’s clients primarily comprise major global brands.
Facilisgroup provides subscription-based services to SME promotional product distributors in the United States and Canada. Facilisgroup’s suite of services includes business intelligence software, buying power and community events.
Headquartered in Manchester, the Group has operations in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Germany, Turkey, China, Canada and the United States.
Brand Addition began its journey as a brand in 2010. In 2012, the current management team led a private equity backed MBO of the business and Brand Addition Limited was established.
The management team’s plan was to capitalise on the expected long-term growth in demand for promotional products by large global corporates, to diversify the products and services it offered and to expand the Company’s geographic reach.
Brand Addition grew successfully, both organically and by acquisition, and the management team completed a secondary MBO in 2017 and acquired Facilisgroup in 2018, when The Pebble Group name was established.
The Pebble Group continued to deliver strong and consistent growth and in November 2019, the management team announced its decision to float the business on AIM and commenced on 5 December 2019.
Admission to AIM.
Acquisition of Facilisgroup in North America saw the establishment of the Pebble Group brand and enabled it to diversify and strengthen its service offering in the promotional products sector in the US and Canada and enhance its operational and business systems, creating an additional platform for continued future growth.
Secondary management buy-out supported by Elysian Capital and Beechbrook Capital LLP. Formation of The Pebble Group as parent company to Brand Addition.
Acquisition of US-based Gateway CDI (now Brand Addition US), increasing market share and providing greater access to the largest single regional market for promotional products.
Expanded operations into Shanghai, established a full-service office enabling further development of overseas capabilities.
Management buy-out of Brand Addition, supported by H.I.G Europe Capital Partners LP and by Beechbrook Capital LLP.
Brand Addition established from three businesses within 4imprint Group.