Jakks builds up portfolio with Maui acquisition

MALIBU, Calif. — Jakks Pacific has acquired Ohio-based Maui Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of spring and summer activity toys, outdoor sports related toys, impulse toys including the popular Wave Hoop and Sky Ball products under the Maui Toys brand.

Jakks Pacific has acquired all of the shares of stock of Maui, a 24-year-old, privately held company, and its Hong Kong based affiliate A.S. Design Limited. The business is comprised of proprietary non-licensed brands.

Stephen Berman, CEO and president, Jakks Pacific, stated, “The Maui Toys acquisition complements our growing portfolio of non-licensed, proprietary brands. We expect that it will enhance our product portfolio, diversify our distribution, and offer great products to our consumers around the world. We anticipate expanding the Maui Toys product line through our strong distribution channels in key international markets.”

The Company expects that the Maui acquisition will be accretive to earnings in 2013. The determination of the impact to 2012 is subject to completion of the purchase price allocation for 2012 which has not yet been completed.