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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.


The Waning Fortunes of the Time Inc. Magazines—November 2018 M&A Activity

Meredith sells off iconic American magazine titles, Quad/Graphics acquires Periscope, PE continues love affair with labels, and more…

A Reversal of Fortune: Paper Mills Gain Leverage—October 2018 M&A Activity

New Dragon acquires and opens shuttered paper mill, CJK rolls on in the book segment, Quad takes on LSC Communications, and more…

Gerber Technology’s Ideation an Inspirational Event for Textile Design and Manufacturing (Premium Content)

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne recently traveled to Miami Beach to join more than 300 people at the Gerber Technology Ideation event, the company’s software users’ group. This educational and networking event is in its 20th year. The enthusiasm among the more than 240 customers and prospects in attendance reflects the efforts the company has made to listen to customers and stay ahead of the trends.

Cimpress: Getting Bigger by Staying Small—September 2018 M&A Activity

BuildASign achieves high valuation in strategic sale to Cimpress, Snapfish acquires CafePress at bargain price, regional serial acquirers active in commercial printing segment, and more…

It’s Back to School Time—August 2018 M&A Activity

M&A activity in commercial printing, driven by pressure to consolidate, remains robust; packaging is still the hot topic, wide format falters (just a bit), and more…

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SGM Technologies Acquires United Group Printing

Zanders Paper Continues with Full Product Portfolio

Quad/Graphics Redefines Future of Integrated Marketing with Planned Acquisition of Leading Creative Agency Periscope

Koenig & Bauer and Duran Machinery Unite to Form Koenig & Bauer Duran

Zanders: Acquisition Effective on 1 December, Production Is Ensured

PPC Flexible Packaging Announces Acquisition of Temkin International

Firespring Announces Acquisition of Evol Empire Creative

Kodak's Chris Payne on the Recent Announcement of the Sale of the Flexographic Packaging Division to Montagu

Ricoh to Acquire ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions Gmbh, an Industrial Printing Software Company

Kodak Reaches Agreement with Montagu for Sale of its Flexographic Packaging Division

BR Printers Expands Service Offering with Acquisition of Endpoint Direct

Messagepoint Receives Investment from NewSpring

Adobe Completes Acquisition of Marketo

Sterling North America Acquires Ocean Group

Williams Lea Tag Acquires THP

KYOCERA Steps Up Expansion Strategy with Czech Acquisition

Gerber Acquires MCT Digital Integrating Two Histories of Innovation in Automated Cutting & Finishing

ATI Acquires Microtemp Labs and New Technology for Customized Liquid Crystal Thermometers

Summa Acquires CadCam Technology; Expanding Business in Cutting and Laser Technology

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

CJK Group, Inc. Expands Capabilities by Acquiring Assets of Dickinson Press and Kingsport Book

Gerber Technology Acquires Avametric, Deepens Investment to Provide End-to-End 3D Solution for Fashion Industry

Marquis Book Printing Inc. Acquires Toronto-Based Webcom Inc to Become Canada's Largest Book Manufacturer

Felix Schoeller Acquires Alameda Company

Heidelberg Investing in Digital Postpress Operations with Takeover of MBO Group

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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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