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Merger & Acquisitions

This section of WhatTheyThink focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions in the printing, publishing, packaging, and related industries. It features commentary & analysis on recent M&A activity, resources on buying and selling, succession planning, and corporate finance.


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

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

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

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

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

Transformation and Rebirth – July 2017 M&A Activity

July 2017 – Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructuring in the Printing, Packaging & Related Industries. LSC Communications rebuilds diversified publication services; Quark transforms; DG3 acquires UK printer Leycol; Multi-Color goes all-in with deal for Constantia Labels; and more…

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Sun Chemical Acquires C.T.LAY to Expand Portfolio for Plastic and Security Cards

Alliance Franchise Brands LLC Adds $10.9M in Sales Through Acquisitions in 2017

Sgsco Strengthens Global Position in Package Design and Pre-Media Industry with Acquisition of Diadeis

Proforma Introduces New Acquisition Company

Graphic Packaging Completes Combination with International Paper's North America Consumer Packaging Business

Bell and Howell Acquires Gunther International

International Paper Completes Transfer of Their North America Consumer Packaging Business to Graphic Packaging

I.D. Images, LLC Acquires Ready Flow Printing in Bentonville, Arkansas

Baldwin expands global platform with the acquisition of QuadTech, Inc.

Quark Acquires Docurated: Enterprise Sales Asset Management Meets Content Automation

Cham Paper Group sells its speciality paper business to Sappi Group

Flint Group announces the acquisition of Eston Chimica SRL in Italy

Pitney Bowes Expands Presort Services to Cleveland with Acquisition

Graphic Arts Advisors Announces Acquisition of United Graphics by Kingery Printing Company 

Cenveo Announces Sale of Office Products Envelope Business

Graphic Packaging Agrees to Acquire Seydaco Packaging Corp. and its Affiliates

Blackford Capital Announces the Acquisition of Church Hill, Tenn. based Kingsport Book

Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires Nekoosa Deal to Support Continued Growth

CJK Group, Inc. Closes on Acquisition of Webcrafters, Inc.

Sun Chemical Acquires Transitions Digital Graphics, LLC

HH Global invests in Dutch market with acquisition of PostNL Print Management

Multi-Color Corporation Completes Constantia Labels Division Acquisition

International Paper and Graphic Packaging Create Leading Consumer Packaging Platform

Edison Press of Sanford, Maine, acquires Lincoln Press

Worth Higgins & Associates, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Signs Unlimited, Inc.

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WhatTheyThink has partnered with financial advisory and consulting firm Graphic Arts Advisors to provide the go-to merger and acquisitions resource for the printing industry.

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Managing Director of Graphic Arts Advisors, a boutique financial advisory and consulting firm serving the printing, packaging, and related industries. Mark is contributing editor to WhatTheyThink covering merger and acquisitions topics.

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