The C.M. Paula Company was founded in 1958 by Charles McCullough as a small greeting card supplier and evolved into a leading developer and marketer of greeting cards, stationery and novelty products. In January 2005, the company completed a strategic transition from a supplier of consumer products to a management company of multi-faceted marketing firms. The initial acquisitions included two companies with unique product offerings that were poised for growth.
Today, C.M. Paula is a privately held holding company pursuing an investment model to purchase, grow and, preferably, hold profitable business ventures. The company’s seasoned team manages a well-balanced portfolio with the precision and excellence that continues to bolster and strengthen our impeccable reputation. Our expertise, combined with our integrity, and family approach to investing, makes us a reputable partner to business owners, management teams and the financial community.
In 2019, GeoCentral launched Shoppe Geo, a lifestyle brand focusing on holistic well-being, home décor, and gifts infused with positivity. This direct-to-consumer line is tailored to people who share a love for the Earth’s natural luxuries, presented with a chic and sophisticated aesthetic.
While open to opportunities wherever they can be found, C.M. Paula is currently not interested in acquiring the following types of companies: