Goliath is expanding its global portfolio with the acquisition of Endless Games.

The privately held company adds Endless Games to its family of brands that has consistently grown through company acquisitions, such as the Pressman Toy Co. and Tucker Toys.

“This acquisition provides an endless catalog of great games and puzzles that Goliath will add to its global portfolio,” says Jochanan Golad, CEO, Goliath. “This is Goliath’s fourth North American and eleventh global acquisition in the past seven years as we continue to expand and strengthen our position in the market.”

David Norman, president of Goliath’s North American office, tells the Toy Book that one of the most appealing factors that made Endless Games an acquisition target is the team that founded the company in 1996.

“We really like the people,” Norman says. “We’ve known Kevin [McNulty], Mike [Gasser], and Brian [Turtle] for years and they are wonderful. They have fabulous products, which have appeal to consumers in our global markets.”

According to Norman, Goliath believes that there is untapped potential in the Endless Games lineup that can be enhanced by getting its products in front of a wider audience.

“Our world-class marketing team is looking forward to spreading the news of these great products through TV, digital marketing, social media, and more,” he says. “We believe we can double the sales of Endless Games globally in two years.”

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McNulty agrees, noting that “It feels great to sell our business to a company that excels at marketing to maximize the potential of our products.”

During the transition, Turtle will join Goliath’s management team and Endless will continue to operate out of its New Jersey office this fall, with plans to be fully integrated into Goliath’s distribution network by the end of the first quarter of 2022.

As for the Endless Games product lineup itself, there will be a little shift set to take place in the year ahead.

“The kids’ games will transition to the Goliath brand,” Norman says. “Family and adult titles will remain under the Endless Games brand.”

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.