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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.


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…

Family-Owned Newspapers Roll It Up – June 2017 M&A Activity

Hearst, Gatehouse, Lee, Ogden, Phillips and Adams stir up the local newspaper business; Sandy Alexander acquires Designers’ Press; tuck-ins abound and more in the June 2017 – Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructuring in the Printing, Packaging & Related Industries.

Small Printers are Big Business – May 2017 M&A Activity

Global franchise system owner of Mail Boxes Etc. acquires US-based printing franchise system PostNet, Standard buys Epic, ICV Partners moves upstream with LeadingResponse, and more.

Show Me the Money: Why Strategic Buyer Financial Disclosure Is Normal in Printing Industry M&A and What to Do About It

In the world of strategic M&A among privately-owned print, mail and graphics communications companies, seller due diligence into the buyer is a common practice.

Legacy Printing Companies Fade Into History – April 2017 M&A Activity

Sheridan Group is sold, Intelligencer joins with Pemcor, Kennedy Group and Resilience Capital form Lux and buy National Label, ProAmpac and Resource Label acquire, summary of equipment manufacturing deals, and more.

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Baldwin acquires PC Industries to expand capabilities in Print Inspection Solutions

PCMC acquires flexible packaging machinery manufacturer Graphbury Machines

Baldwin to acquire Ahlbrandt System GmbH

Pitney Bowes Expands Capabilities with Acquisition of Newgistics, Inc.

LSC Communications Acquires Publishers Press

Graphic Arts Advisors Announces Sale of CL Graphics to The Stevens Group

Vanguard Graphics Announces Change in Ownership

C+C Packaging Acquires General Die & Die Cutting

Oliver Printing & Packaging Company Acquires Pohlig Packaging

Proforma Albrecht & Co. Acquires Professional Image

Sun Chemical Acquires Joules Angstrom U.V. Printing Inks Corp.

Jet Label, Western Canada’s Largest Manufacturer, to Double in Size Following Acquisition of United Label Company in Vancouver

LSC Communications Acquires CREEL Printing

Multi-Color Corporation Acquires Constantia Labels Division

Quark Acquired by Parallax Capital Partners to Support Accelerated Growth

Graphic Packaging Completes Acquisition of Carton Craft Corporation

Top Value Fabrics Acquires Pacific Coast Fabrics

Avery Dennison Completes Acquisition of Yongle Tape Company Ltd.

ArborOakland Group Announces Integration of Latest Acquisition

Designers’ Press and Sandy Alexander Join Forces

Sandy Alexander Acquires Dinetec

Graphic Packaging Agrees to Acquire Carton Craft Corporation

Appleton Coated to acquire Spectra Jet business

Worth Higgins & Associates, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Stern’s Printing and Engraving Company

CNG's Lindenmeyr Munroe Division Acquires Minnesota's Independent Paper Group (IPG)

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Jennifer Matt

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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Mark R. Hahn,
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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