Sully’s Brand Teams Up with Target to Design Boston T-Shirts

Peabody-based apparel company and MBBP client Sully's Brand is teaming up with Target to design Boston-themed t-shirts. After Target previously had to pull Boston t-shirts from stores due to errors, Chris Wrenn, the founder of Sully's Brand, reached out to Target and suggested it use a local designer to assist with the Boston shirts. Target agreed …

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Verdeva Signs Deal with E-ZPass to Test Automatic Payments

MBBP client Verdeva, Inc. has partnered with E-ZPass to test automatic payments with E-ZPass toll transponders in a new service called PayByCar. The service will allow E-ZPass users to pay for goods and services at participating businesses with a separate payment account linked to their transponder. Verdeva's deal with E-ZPass is for a one-year pilot …

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Privy Announces Two Major Company Milestones

MBBP client Privy announced two milestones for the company. First, with assistance from MBBP, Privy closed over $2 million in new funding from angels, Accomplice, and Kiwi Ventures. Second, Privy now serves over 200,000 small and medium ecommerce businesses in over 180 countries. Privy is a marketing platform that empowers marketers to build more customer …

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Skelmet Creates Custom-Built Sport Sunglasses Using 3-D Technology

MBBP client Skelmet's Falcon 1 sport sunglasses are custom-built to perfectly fit your face and are ideal for athletes. They are created using 3-D scanning and printing technology and Skelmet's design algorithm. The order process for the glasses includes a 3-D scan of the face, which is then entered into Skelmet's A.I. Fit design system, …

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MBBP Client Atrex Receives Canadian Standards Association Approval for Remote Power Generators

Firm client Atrex Energy, Inc. received approval from a Canadian standards group for its remote power generators, which are used in applications for the oil and gas industry. This is the first-ever certification from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) under its new FC-1 Standard for its high efficiency and fuel flexible ARP units. CSA certification …

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MBBP’s 2016 M&A Year in Review

The MBBP M&A team has extensive experience guiding clients through the complexities of M&A transactions in diverse markets. Over the last decade, we have represented hundreds of publicly-traded and privately-held companies in transactions, both buyers and sellers, valued from several million dollars up to hundreds of millions of dollars. For a sampling of our 2016 …

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MBBP’s Client Officeworks, and CEO Mark Loughlin, Expanding Into New York City

MBBP's client Officeworks, an office furniture dealership and consulting firm based in Boston, is expanding into the New York City office furniture market with current CEO Mark Loughlin and newly hired Principal David Quinn at the helm. Loughlin purchased the company in 2010, and sales began to skyrocket with growth being 10x what it had previously …

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MBBP Clients Named SBANE New England Innovation Awards Finalists

The Smaller Business Association of New England recently announced this year's Innovation Awards Finalists. MBBP would like to congratulate clients OYO Sports and Comark on advancing to the final stage of this prestigious competition. Innovation is at the heart of economic prosperity and SBANE continues to recognize those companies and organizations that have transformed their innovative …

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MBBP Client OtoSense Earns Top Award at GSMA Global Mobile Awards

MBBP client OtoSense, a Cambridge-based start-up, has recently been recognized for its sound recognition technology. The company has developed an app that enables hearing impaired end users to select various traditional sounds such as bells, alarms, timers, etc. that occur within an everyday environment and then identify such sounds as they occur and alert the end user via non-acoustic means …

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The Industrial Internet Consortium Announces Release of “Track and Trace”

MBBP client The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a non-profit group whose mission is to accelerate growth of the Industrial Internet by identifying, assembling and promoting best practices, has announced the release of the Track and Trace testbed. The goal of this project is to manage handheld power tools in manufacturing and maintenance environments by efficiently …

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