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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.


Commercial Printing: Consolidation or Regional Expansion? —November 2019 M&A Activity

Mittera acquires business assets of Fuse, Knepper purchases Dual Print & Mail, H.I.G. Capital invests in print (again), and more…

Transformation Is Not Always What You Plan… (Premium Content)

David Zwang details the recent merger/acquisition dance going on between Xerox and HP, and the forces that are impelling both companies to transform—one way or another.

Print Industry M&A and Print Software (Premium Content)

The merger of software technology stacks and strategy is a key component to any two businesses coming together. It takes time, effort, and patience as technology is uniquely embedded in a business. Be strategic about what you address and when you address it. Not everything should change right away.

Market for Label Printing Catches Fire—October 2019 M&A Activity

ProMach, Fort Dearborn, Inovar, and PPC Packaging light up M&A activity, Transcontinental acquires, H.I.G. Capital goes outdoor in a big way, and more…

Behind the Scenes in Photobooks—September 2019 M&A Activity

RPI Enters Consumer Market, Transcontinental Transforms, Colortree Forced into Bankruptcy and more…

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Former Printing Company Owner Cecil R. (Rod) Bristol, CFE, Joins Graphic Arts Advisors as a Director

CNG's Spicers Paper/PPI Adds to Packaging Business, Acquires Southern California's Kilmer, Wagner & Wise (KWW)

Graphic Arts Advisors Announces Merger of Dual Print & Mail with Knepper Press

HH Global Announces Agreement by Blackstone to make a £100m Strategic Minority Equity Investment

Pitney Bowes Completes Sale of Software Solutions Business to Syncsort

Impact Acquires Infinity Direct

All American Label and Packaging Purchases Label Art of California

PIA Membership to Vote on Merger with SGIA

Heidelberg to Focus on Core Activities with the Sale of Hi-Tech Coatings to ICP Group / USA

Mittera Group Acquires Business Assets of Fuse LLC

Avery Dennison to Acquire Smartrac’s RFID Inlay Business

Grossman Marketing Group Acquires Advantages in Marketing - Sixth Acquisition in Six Years

Antares Vision Acquires FT System, Strengthening its Position in Beverage Industry

AR Metallizing Announces Acquisition of Eurofoil Paper Coating GmbH

Global Graphics Acquires Prepress Workflow & RIP Developer Xitron, LLC

WSJ Report: Xerox Considers Takeover of HP

TOPPAN Completes Acquisition of 100% of International Décor Printer INTERPRINT

Graphic Systems Services Acquires Global Web Finishing, Inc. and Scheffer Inc.

International Paper Completes the Sale of Its India-based Printing Paper Business

H2 Equity Partners Acquires Contiweb from American Industrial Partners

Trotec Laser, Inc. Acquires Engravers Network

PPC Flexible Packaging™ Acquires Popular Ink, LLC

Paper Converting Machine Company acquires STAX Technologies

Wise Acquires Assets of Shawnee Systems, Inc.

Spectrum Marketing Services Merges with Range Printing

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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.


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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