Bendon Inc. of Ashland, Ohio, is acquiring Dalmatian Press LLC, a maker of children’s activity books, from Anderson Press Inc. for undisclosed terms. Bendon, an Ashland, Ohio-based designer and publisher of children’s activity books and educational products, is a portfolio company of New York private equity firm The Wicks Group of Cos. LLC.
Franklin, Tenn.-based Dalmation creates and markets children’s coloring and activity materials, board books, and story books to large retailers and distributors in the U.S.
Atlanta-based Anderson also owns Piggy Toes Press and Whitman Publishing LLC.
Wicks bought Bendon in 2012.
Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe, LLP served as legal counsel to Bendon on the transaction. AMR International served as industry advisers.