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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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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.

 

Impact XM Adds Gamification to Exhibits & Events - January 2018 M&A Activity

Published February 8, 2018

AGI Partners builds marketing services platform; Windsor files, Xerox turns Japanese (with a nod to the Vapors’ 1980 hit song); and more…

 

Non-Bankruptcy Debt Restructuring in the Printing Industry

Published February 1, 2018

What options are available for financially troubled print businesses? John Hyde, the leading expert in M&A involving financially troubled printing companies, talks with Graphic Arts Advisors about how there are more choices than ever, including Non-Bankruptcy Debt Restructuring.

 

Will the Real Crane Please Stand Up? – December 2017 M&A Activity

Published January 9, 2018

Crane Currency acquired; IWCO teams up with ModusLink Global Solutions; OSG active in transactional segment; Fort Dearborn acquires NCL; and more…

 

Flexible Packaging is Hot – November 2017 M&A Activity

Published December 11, 2017

TC Transcontinental executes long term strategy in flexible packaging, Graphic Packaging acquires again; Kingery Printing acquires United Graphics; and more…

 

Transactional Print – Fertile Ground for Consolidation – October 2017 M&A Activity

Published November 9, 2017

OSG Billing Services, now owned by PE firm Aquiline Capital, adds first bolt-on with acquisition of Microdynamics, label printer Brook & Whittle acquired in secondary buyout, Vomela buys another commercial printer; and more…

 

Print Supply Chain Consolidation – September 2017 M&A Activity

Published October 9, 2017

Barry-Wehmiller consolidates ancillary print equipment sector in a robust deal environment for all things print; makers of equipment, manufacturers of materials and distributors of supplies are in demand; a look-back at the past year; and more

 

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