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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.


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

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

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

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

WhatTheyThink Exclusive—Why EFI Acquired BDR Boya Kimya and What’s Up with EFI BOLT: An Interview with Adele Genoni, EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager (Premium Content)

On Friday, EFI announced yet another acquisition, this time Turkish company BDR Boya Kimya, a leading manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks for industrial digital textile printing. We spoke with Adele Genoni, EFI Reggiani’s Vice President and General Manager, to get the inside scoop on this acquisition. While we had her on the line, we also asked for an update on EFI BOLT, the world’s fastest digital textile printer.

Signs.com and Ferrari Color: The Inside Story (Premium Content)

The acquisition of Ferrari Color by Signs.com caught our attention. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with Signs.com cofounder and chief operating officer Nelson James to get the inside story.

Exclusive Interview: EFI CEO Bill Muir and CFO Marc Olin Discuss Recently Announced Acquisition by Siris Capital Group (Premium Content)

A press release from EFI Monday morning caught the industry by surprise. The company announced a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group LLC. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with CEO Bill Muir and CFO Marc Olin to get some background on the announcement.

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Premiums and Promotional Packaging Specialist Supremia Expands Capabilities & Refreshes Image Following Merger with Gemaco Group

Modacentric Corp. Acquires Modagrafics Inc.

Heidelberg Expands Cloud-Based Applications – Acquisition of Software Start-Up Crispy Mountain

Fortis Solutions Group Acquires Label Technology Inc.

International Paper Announces Agreement to Sell Its India-Based Paper Business

Well-Known Print Marketing Companies Merge and Rebrand

CNG's Spicers Paper Expands Packaging Business, Acquires Southern California's Premiere Packaging Industries, Inc.

CJK Group, Inc. Acquires Assets of Thomson-Shore

Paper Excellence Enters into Agreement to Purchase All Shares of Catalyst Paper

More Options, Better Service: Corporate Document Solutions Acquires Alliance Printing & Publishing to Offer Customers 360-Degree B2B Printing Solutions

Heidelberg and MBO Regret German Federal Cartel Office’s Decision to Block Planned Takeover

A Combination of Experience, Expertise and Exceptional Service: Alcom Printing Group, Inc. and Payne Printery, Inc. Announce Merger

EFI Acquires BDR Boya Kimya

Virtual Systems and PagePath Technologies Announce Merger

Zanders Paper with New Co-Investor

Allegra Marketing Print Mail Announces Signed Franchise Agreement in Kingsville

Koenig & Bauer Coding GmbH Acquires All-Print Holding A.B

Blooming Color Acquires Graphics Plus

EFI Announces Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by an Affiliate of Siris Capital Group, LLC in all Cash Transaction Valued at Approximately $1.7 Billion

Kodak Completes Sale of its Flexographic Packaging Division to Montagu

Signs.com to Acquire Ferrari Color

Graphic Arts Advisors Announces Acquisition of Direct Mail Solutions By Envision3

CNG's Lindenmeyr Munroe Division Expands Packaging Business, Acquires Pennsylvania-based Beck Packaging Company

BST eltromat Acquires a Majority Stake in Nyquist Systems

Graphic Arts Advisors Announces Acquisition of Direct Mail Solutions by Envision3

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M&A Videos

    Video preview: Gerber Acquires MCT Digital

    Gerber Acquires MCT Digital

    Published: December 12, 2018

    Scott Schinlever, President and COO of Automation Solutions for Gerber Technology, announces the acquisition of MCT Digital, a company the specializes in automated cutter technology.


    Video preview: Sandy Alexander Acquires Wide-Format Capabilities

    Sandy Alexander Acquires Wide-Format Capabilities

    Published: December 5, 2018

    Gary Semon, Wide Plant Manager for Sandy Alexander, shares news of the company's acquisition of Designer's Press and their wide-format technology.


    Video preview: Sandy Alexander Purchases Designer's Press

    Sandy Alexander Purchases Designer's Press

    Published: November 19, 2018

    Jason Leonard, Director of Business Development for Sandy Alexander, announces that Designer's Press in Orlando has been purchased by Sandy Alexander, which will re-brand the company and expand their wide-format capabilities.


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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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