Jazwares Acquires Australian Toy Distributor Big Balloon
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SUNRISE, Fla. ~ Jazwares, a leading global toy company, has announced the acquisition of Big Balloon, Australia's most innovative full-service toy distributor. Big Balloon has been a key player in the Australian toy industry for more than 12 years.

Judd Zebersky, Founder and CEO of Jazwares, said that the acquisition is an investment in their future global growth with a solid partner in the Australian market. He added that Chris Loverso and his team will have a major impact on the toy industry in the long-term.

Arthur Ferreira, Senior Vice President of International Sales and Marketing at Jazwares, said that they will build on their foundation with Big Balloon to further strengthen local relationships with established global licensing partners. He also said that they will continue to work closely with third-party distribution partners around the world to consistently deliver results.

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Chris Loverso will serve as Managing Director of Jazwares Australia. He said that their mutual passion for brands made this the natural evolution for both businesses and that they will be able to add their extensive experience and expertise in the Australian marketplace to add value and continue to grow the market-leading Jazwares brands.

The Australian toy market is estimated at $1.7B industry, making it an attractive opportunity for Jazwares' expansion into new markets.
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