About the Deal
KALMBACH PUBLISHING CO., headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is an 80+ year-old company with 225 employees. Kalmbach publishes 12 special-interest magazines including Discover, Model Railroader, Astronomy, Trains and Bead&Button, and also produces related enthusiast books, websites and events.
RATHER DASHING GAMES, based in Richmond, Kentucky, boasts a catalog of entertaining games such as X Marks the Spot; Red Hot Silly Peppers; Dwarven Miner; Four Taverns; Pirates, Ninjas, Robots & Zombies; and Graveyards, Ghosts & Haunted Houses.
The acquisition of Rather Dashing Games marks Kalmbach’s entry into the rapidly growing board-game publishing market.
BRIDGEWOOD ADVISORS initiated this transaction, assisted in negotiations, and provided strategic and financial advisory services to Kalmbach Publishing Co.