As anticipated, Bensussen Deutsch & Associates (BDA) have officially announced that it has completed the acquisition of Top 10 UK-based Dukes of London (Dukes) out of administration.
“It is an exciting time at BDA as we continue to execute our strategy to grow our global platform,” said Jay Deutsch, co-founder 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.”
Through the acquisition, all Dukes employees will join the existing BDA UK team and will be integrated into BDA’s technology systems.
“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,” said Stuart Shepherd, sales director at Dukes. “BDA’s purchasing scale and vision for a global agency that focuses on local service is going to be great for our clients.”
This is the second acquisition for BDA in as many months, as it continues to execute its targeted expansion strategy. The merchandise agency currently has offices in the UK, Manila, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and 32 locations in North America.