Cartamundi on track for global growth with United States Playing Card Company acquisition

Cartamundi is getting in on the New Year’s acquisition action, having detailed the completion of its incorporation of The United States Playing Card Company.

The latest move from the Belgian playing card and game specialist is in line with its ongoing strategy to strengthen its role as a key player in the global entertainment industry. Cartamundi’s acquisition sees the Bicycle, Bee, Hoyle and Fournier brands join its portfolio.

“This is an exciting time for Cartamundi,” said Stefaan Merckx, CEO of Cartamundi. “The addition of USPC immediately allows us to take advantage of growing playing card sales in the US. USPC’s leading position in Spain is highly complementary with Cartamundi’s European footprint and fits perfectly in our plans for strategic growth.”

The acquisition arrives as Cartamundi celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, while the Fournier brand marks its 150th. On top of this, 2020 will see the Bicycle brand celebrates 135 years on the market.

“Our commitment to delighting consumers, cardists, magicians, and casino players with world-class quality remains our mission,” said Michael Slaughter, CEO of United States Playing Card Company.

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