Merit Harbor Capital Announces Image Options' Acquisition of Splash!events

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Southern CA-based Image Options is growing with the acquisition of San Jose based Splash!events.

We are excited by the numerous opportunities that are presenting themselves in the combined entities.

Merit Harbor Capital, a Seattle-based investment bank with offices throughout the Western U.S., is pleased to announce Image Options’ acquisition of Splash! Events, Inc.

Craig Dickens, Co-Founder and CEO of Merit Harbor, stated: “Image Options is a diversified manufacturer and a market leader in Wide-Format Printing, Branded Environments, Events, and the Graphics Communications industries. We worked with Image Options to successfully identify acquisition targets with a complimentary customer base, additional operational expertise, and strong cultural alignment. It has been a pleasure working with the Image Options management team and I look forward to impressive results from the combined entities.”

Founded in 1999, Image Options uses innovative processes, technology, and equipment to deliver superior visual and consumer experience solutions for the retail, corporate, and event verticals. Believing that their industry should work better for clients, Image Options has excelled in their B2B relationships, earning the trust of multiple Fortune 500 companies.

Brian Hite, President of Image Options, expressed his excitement with the transaction: “We have worked with Splash! Events for many years as both a customer of theirs as well as a vendor, and have been impressed with the quality of the business they have built. We are excited by the numerous opportunities that are presenting themselves in the combined entities.”

Image Options acquired Splash! Events and plans to expand its geographic reach and markets of the combined entities along the West Coast.

According to David Lopez, Vice President at Merit Harbor Capital: “This is the first of several targeted acquisitions to give Image Options a true enterprise solution for clients desiring a one-stop-shop for their creative and execution challenges. From agency and branding, to corporate interiors and event design/fabrication, the Splash! Events acquisition will be accretive to Image Options across all their service lines while further strengthening their graphic communications and wide-format print capabilities.”

Legal advisory was provided by Greg Clement of Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP, accounting support by James C. Kieckhafer CPA, PFS of Kieckhafer, Schiffer & Company LLP, and special advisory provided by Brian Hart of Hart Consulting Services.

About Merit Harbor Capital
Merit Harbor Capital is a leading Boutique Investment Bank focused on middle market companies between 10MM – 200MM in revenues. Licensed in 50 states, Merit Harbor is a full service FINRA / SEC registered Broker Dealer executing Sell-side and Buy-side M&A transactions, traditional Investment Banking - Debt and Equity Capital Raises, Corporate Finance, Real Estate Development & Finance as well as highly customized Advisory services.

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