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Mark R. Hahn

Mark Hahn is a Managing Director and Founder of Graphic Arts Advisors, a boutique strategic financial advisory and consulting firm focused exclusively on the printing, packaging and related industries. He assists company owners and management, as well as their lenders, investors and shareholders in the following areas: mergers & acquisitions, sale of business, strategic and financial advisory, capital structure & funding, financial analysis, interim & turnaround C-level management and business valuations. Mark is the author of The Target Report and is regularly published and quoted in printing industry trade and management journals. Mark can be reached at 973-588-7399 or mark@graphicartsadvisors.com.

Recent Commentary & Analysis from Mark R. Hahn

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Catching the Wave in Corrugated Cartons—February 2020 M&A Activity

Published March 9, 2020

Welch Packaging Group Stays Strategically Focused with PAX, Thomas Printworks Acquires Dynamic, GSP Adds Custom Color, and more…


The Smartest Investor Ever Exits Newspapers—January 2020 M&A Activity

Published February 7, 2020

Berkshire Hathaway Gives Up on Newspapers, Transcontinental Embarks on Retail Strategy, Graphic Village Acquires Brand Consultancy, and more…


The Penguin’s Native Tongue is Now German—December 2019 M&A Activity

Published January 7, 2020

Bertelsmann Buys Balance of Penguin Random House, Ripon is Sold, Blackstone Invests in HH Global, and more…


Commercial Printing: Consolidation or Regional Expansion? —November 2019 M&A Activity

Published December 9, 2019

Mittera acquires business assets of Fuse, Knepper purchases Dual Print & Mail, H.I.G. Capital invests in print (again), and more…


Market for Label Printing Catches Fire—October 2019 M&A Activity

Published November 8, 2019

ProMach, Fort Dearborn, Inovar, and PPC Packaging light up M&A activity, Transcontinental acquires, H.I.G. Capital goes outdoor in a big way, and more…


Behind the Scenes in Photobooks—September 2019 M&A Activity

Published October 9, 2019

RPI Enters Consumer Market, Transcontinental Transforms, Colortree Forced into Bankruptcy and more…


The Target Report Annual Recap—August 2019 M&A Activity

Published September 9, 2019

M&A activity in commercial printing continues unabated, mostly tuck-ins; packaging deals are driven by PE; newspaper and magazine publishing segment in turmoil; and more…


What’s in a Letter?—July 2019 M&A Activity

Published August 7, 2019

Monotype Imaging Goes Private, DG3 Acquires, Coloredge Merges, and more…


Print Publishing in Turmoil—June 2019 M&A Activity

Published July 8, 2019

Justice Department Blocks Quad, Condé Nast Sheds W, Colortree Closes and more…


Sports Illustrated Print Edition Heads to Hospice—May 2019 M&A Activity

Published June 10, 2019

Meredith sells off Sports Illustrated branding rights, Welch Packaging stays focused, and more…


The De-Evolution of  Cenveo—April 2019 M&A Activity

Published May 8, 2019

Cenveo spins out more assets, Knepper acquires, MSP converges, and more…


CJK Group Opens Next Chapter with Loan-to-Own Strategy—March 2019 M&A Activity

Published April 8, 2019

Thomson-Shore under the Gavel, Salem One and Envision3 Acquire Mailing Services, and more…


Platinum Equity Likes Print—February 2019 M&A Activity

Published March 8, 2019

Multi-Color Corporation taken private, McCormick Armstrong joins list of defunct web offset printers, trade-only printers trade hands, and more…


BCC Solidifies Position in Mail Preparation Software—January 2019 M&A Activity

Published February 8, 2019

Satori Software acquired by BCC, Diversified Labeling Solutions sells out to Taiwan-based TSC, McClung acquires Commonwealth, Oliver buys DISC, and more…


Consolidation in Commercial Printing Rolls On—December 2018 M&A Activity

Published January 8, 2019

Mittera acquires Henry Wurst, H.I.G. Capital invests in print, GSB Digital expands in NYC, Alliance adds another franchise system, and more…


The Waning Fortunes of the Time Inc. Magazines—November 2018 M&A Activity

Published December 7, 2018

Meredith sells off iconic American magazine titles, Quad/Graphics acquires Periscope, PE continues love affair with labels, and more…


A Reversal of Fortune: Paper Mills Gain Leverage—October 2018 M&A Activity

Published November 8, 2018

New Dragon acquires and opens shuttered paper mill, CJK rolls on in the book segment, Quad takes on LSC Communications, and more…


Cimpress: Getting Bigger by Staying Small—September 2018 M&A Activity

Published October 8, 2018

BuildASign achieves high valuation in strategic sale to Cimpress, Snapfish acquires CafePress at bargain price, regional serial acquirers active in commercial printing segment, and more…


It’s Back to School Time—August 2018 M&A Activity

Published September 10, 2018

M&A activity in commercial printing, driven by pressure to consolidate, remains robust; packaging is still the hot topic, wide format falters (just a bit), and more…


If You Can’t Beat ’Em, Join ’Em – July 2018 M&A Activity

Published August 8, 2018

LSC Communications jettisons major European printing asset, acquires digital content logistics firm MAZ, label segment is very active, and more…


What Did Not Happen – June 2018 M&A Activity

Published July 9, 2018

Edwards Brothers Malloy shuts down as others consolidate book printing, transactional activity at five-year low, other major closures announced…


Corrugated Gets Glam—May 2018 M&A Activity

Published June 8, 2018

DS Smith builds out US platform in corrugated, Traxium acquires two, LSC buys and sells, Deluxe automates soft skill, and more.


Getting Flexible in Your Middle Years – April 2018 M&A Activity

Published May 8, 2018

Transcontinental TC closes transformative transactions, ProAmpac buys, commercial printers actively acquire; Herbie finally retires, and more.


Press Onward!—March 2018 M&A Activity

Published April 9, 2018

German and American rivals agree to merge, Contiweb spun off, Sun and Siegwerk acquire specialty inks, Autajon strengthens US presence, and more.


Turning a Big Ship – Quad/Graphics Acquires Ivie - February 2018 M&A Activity

Published March 9, 2018

Quad/Graphics transforms with acquisition of Ivie, Graphic Village buys competitor Multi-Craft, Taylor builds on display platform, Platinum Equity acquires WS Packaging; and more.


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