Calder Capital is pleased to share that Truscott Rossman announced the purchase of Lansing-based Blohm Creative Partners, adding marketing and creative design to TR’s suite of services. The announcement signifies an investment in the firm’s niche of providing integrated communications solutions to national, statewide and local clients.
“At TR, we do everything with intention. As the communications industry changes, integrated services are more important than ever, and we’re ready to fill that need for current and future clients,” said John Truscott, CEO and principal of Truscott Rossman. “I’ve always been impressed with Jeff Blohm and his firm, and I’m looking forward to integrating them into the TR team. Adding BCP to TR brings our ability to serve all our clients to the next level.”
The six-person BCP team specializing in graphic design, branding, marketing, and digital strategy will now become a department of TR. BCP works with a number of clients, including Michigan Apples, Greater Lansing Food Bank, Sparrow’s Michigan Athletic Club, and L.O. Eye Care. BCP Founder, Jeff Blohm, will stay on for a six-month transition.
“After nearly 30 years leading BCP I’m excited to have a new steward of our legacy and service,” said Jeff Blohm, CEO and founder of Blohm Creative Partners. “I’m proud of BCP’s contributions and leadership, and I’m thrilled to support the company’s next chapter as a department of Truscott Rossman.”
TR’s new design department joins the firm’s current service teams that lead digital marketing, corporate and executive communications, and public affairs clients and strategies. The move follows a year of growth and transformation for TR, including major investments in digital marketing cemented with the recent hire of Ryan Gajewski as Vice President.
Matt Baas of Calder Capital served as the lead Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor.
“I really enjoyed working with Calder Capital and would recommend them in a heartbeat, in fact, I already have,” shared Jeff Blohm. “They were super upfront about the process and had a lot of knowledge regarding what they were doing. Their advertising and connections in the M&A space proved very valuable. I really liked Matt Baas. Even though he was young, he was very experienced. He was there whenever I needed him, very responsive and steady. The Calder team made me feel like I had a partner. Not like it was just about making money – even though we were both making money. It went beyond that. I felt like they truly had my back.”
“I’m thrilled for Jeff on the successful sale and am excited about the continued growth and the opportunity that lies ahead with Truscott Rossman,” commented Baas.
BCP launched to market with Calder Capital less than 6 months before closing, during which time, 91 Confidential Information Memorandums (CIMs) and 5 serious offers were presented.
“A big congratulations to Jeff Blohm and the Truscott Rossman team!” stated Calder Managing Partner Max Friar. “And congratulations to Advisor Matt Baas for working extremely hard to bring about this perfect strategic marriage. The successful sale of Blohm Creative Partners capped off the strongest first half of a year that Calder has ever experienced. Our team is geared up for a blowout balance of 2023!”
Calder Capital, LLC served as the exclusive Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor to Blohm Creative Partners.
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
To learn more about Truscott Rossman and its full team, please visit TruscottRossman.com.
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