Circle Graphics, An H.I.G. Capital Portfolio Company, Completes Acquisition Of Canvaspop
H.I.G. Capital a leading global alternative investment firm with $44 billion of equity capital under management, announced that its portfolio company, Circle Graphics has acquired Workshop X, Inc. dba Canvaspop (“Canvaspop” or the “Company”).
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Canvaspop is a leading online retailer of personalized wall decor, enabling customers to turn their most precious memories into personalized pieces of wall art. Serving over 450,000 customers across the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia. Canvaspop focuses on delivering the best online buying experience, world-class customer support and the highest quality products. Canvaspop was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.
“We are thrilled to announce the continued expansion of the Circle portfolio with the acquisition of Canvaspop today,” said Andrew Cousin, Chief Executive Officer of Circle Graphics. “Canvaspop has become the brand leader in personalized wall decor, with a well-established global following. Today’s announcement presents an exciting opportunity to work collectively with the Canvaspop team to accelerate its growth and provide them the resources they need to maximize their vision, while growing Circle’s portfolio of online properties.”
Nazim Ahmed, Co-Founder and CEO of Canvaspop, added, “I have full confidence in Circle Graphics as a strategic partner, and I know that Canvaspop is in great hands to bring the brand to the next level. Since 2009, Canvaspop has focused on delivering a best-in-class online buying experience, customer service and brand innovation to the industry, while delivering the highest quality products. To have Andrew and the Circle team sustain Canvaspop’s upward momentum in those areas, expand its product and service offering, and continue growing its international customer base, presents an amazing opportunity.”
“We are pleased to support Circle’s acquisition of Canvaspop,” said Ryan Kaplan, Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital. “This acquisition further establishes Circle as the leading provider of personalized online wall décor and continues our strategy of acquiring leading brands to further expand Circle’s presence in the personalized products market.”
Today’s news follows Circle’s acquisitions of Graphik Dimensions in November 2020 and Bay Photo in August 2020. Canvaspop represents Circle’s fifth add-on acquisition since it was acquired by H.I.G. in September 2019.