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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.


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.

View into the Future of Printing Process Control - March 2017 M&A Activity

Danaher adds Advanced Vision Technology to Pantone and X-Rite platform, Ripon acquires Maquoketa, Vomela goes commercial, private equity backs outsourcing packaging to China, and more

Imagine Losing Money for Ten Years in a Row And Staying in Business

It’s a famous example of a large public company that defied gravity - Trans World Airlines (also known as TWA for those of us old enough to remember the brand) famously posted ten consecutive money-losing years and continued to operate, essentially living off capital generated from its once successful legacy enterprise. No small company could ever lose money and survive for an extended period measured in decades!

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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)

New Direction Partners Announces New M&A Activity

PostNet International Franchise Corporation Acquired by MBE Worldwide

Winbrook, Inc. Acquires RPM

EFI Acquires CRC Information Systems

Goss Adds to Portfolio with Acquisition of Loudon Machine, Inc.

Vision Acquires The Core Organization

M&R Acquires Novus Imaging

Universal Printing Turns to New Direction Partners to Secure Buyer for Its Business

hubergroup acquires Alden & Ott Printing Inks Company

Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D) acquires envelope printing equipment manufacturer Halm Industries

Deluxe Corporation Completes Acquisition of RDM Corporation of Canada

CJK Group, Inc. Acquires The Sheridan Group

Goss Acquires Graphic Automation Controls, Inc.

Ripon Printers Acquires Maquoketa Web Printing

Idealliance Seeks Label Converter Acquisition

AVT enters into an agreement to be acquired by Danaher’s Product Identification Platform

Sun Chemical Acquires RJA Dispersions Business

X-Rite Acquires ColorCert Software Assets

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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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