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Alliance Franchise Brands Acquires KKP Canada

Friday, November 04, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Agreement pushes franchise network’s annual revenues near $500 million

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – To enhance its North American presence, Alliance Franchise Brands LLC, a world leader in marketing, print and graphic communications, recently brought the Canadian franchise organization, KKP Canada, into its network. The agreement adds 50 franchise locations to the Plymouth, Mich.- based franchise network. KKP Canada is headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario. 

According to Alliance Franchise Brands CEO Mike Marcantonio, “This represents a sound investment in the continued growth of our network. Our organization began in the graphics communications industry with the quick print concepts of Speedy Printing in Canada and American Speedy Printing in the U.S.  Over the past 40 years, we have aggressively invested in the areas with the most potential for long-term gains, including technology, signage, digital and print communications. With the acquisition of KKP Canada, our network of businesses is 630 strong with annual revenues approaching a half billion dollars.”
 
“While we have great reach and scale, it is a very personal business,” Marcantonio continued. “Our first core value is ‘Members First’ and we live that person by person, day by day.”
 
KKP Canada CEO and Vice-Chair Gigi Harding will remain active in KKP Canada through the transition as a key advisor. “Our organization will be even stronger, benefiting from access to the resources and forward-thinking, franchise-focused values that the Alliance Franchise Brands organization possesses.  It’s a win-win for franchise members in both organizations, and I couldn’t be more pleased knowing that our members will be in great hands.”  
 
The move triples the Canadian presence of Alliance Franchise Brands. Kevin Cushing, president of the Marketing & Print Division said, “Our franchise members have been serving their markets in Canada for over thirty years. We have our own corporate-owned location in Windsor, Ontario, and 25 franchised locations across the country prior to having KKP Canada join our network. We believe this move will support greater resource deployment for the success of all of our members and better partnership opportunities with Canadian suppliers.”
 
KKP Canada will retain its offices in premises leased in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

 

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