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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.


They’re Back… (Buyers of Commercial Printers) – December 2016 M&A Activity

Australian packaging company Orora stakes out US position in retail display, acquiring The Register Group, ICV Partners buys out SG360° ESOP, Cimpress acquires National Pen, Moore DM buys PS/PS Digital and more.

Big Wall Street Deals Get Done Faster Than Small Business M&A: Here’s Why

How is it possible that corporate giants AT&T and Time Warner reach an agreement on the terms of a merger in only two months while many small business owners languish over deals for six months, nine months, or even years?

Cimpress Acquires National Pen: The Inside Scoop (Premium Content)

Today, Cimpress, the parent company of Vistaprint and multiple other Internet printing brands, announced it is acquiring National Pen, a leader in custom writing instruments. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with Cimpress CEO Robert Keane to get the inside scoop.

“Just One Word: Plastics” – November 2016 M&A Activity

Multi Packaging Solutions in holiday mood, buys gift card printer, OneTouchPoint has the right touch for acquisitions, Novolex bags another one, Fort Dearborn on a roll and more.

Moving Pieces Around on the PE Chessboard – October 2016 M&A Activity

Billionaire Pritzker brothers capture ProAmpac, buy Vitex next day, Capital Partners win Outlook Group in secondary buyout, IBS Direct merges with Maestro Media Print Solutions and more.

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Express Image Acquires Sourceone Graphics

Deluxe Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire RDM Corporation of Canada

Superior Packaging & Finishing Merges with Graphic Arts Finishers

Avery Dennison to Acquire Yongle Tape Company Ltd.

Ennis Acquires Independent Printing Company In Stock Purchase Transaction

Baldwin creates global UV curing powerhouse by acquiring Air Motion Systems

Colordynamics Acquires Superior Graphics

Boathouse Capital Exits Colortree Group Investment with Recent Recapitalization

CNG's Lindenmeyr Munroe Division Acquires KFI Technology, Wide-Format Printing Sales & Distribution Leader

Ricoh Acquires Avanti Computer Systems Limited

Nekoosa, A Wingate Partners Portfolio Company, Acquires ClingZ, Continuing Its Product Portfolio Growth

Stora Enso divests Finnish packaging machine producer Formeca

Deluxe Corporation Announces Acquisition of First Manhattan Consulting Group and Provides Updated Financial Outlook

KBA North America Named Exclusive Distributor for Iberica AG S.A.

Bell and Howell Acquires Sensible Technologies

Denny Bros Completes Purchase of Richard Ching & Son Ltd

KBA-MetalPrint sells CleanAir division to the Dürr Group

Angstrom Acquires New Channel Direct

Perigord Acquires Pharma International

OneTouchPoint Continues Growth with PrintManagement Acquisition


Freeman Graphic Systems and Paper Handling Solutions (PHS) Merge, creating Southeast Leader

Idealliance Seeks Digital Print and Mail Opportunities In the Northeast Region of the United States

Agfa Agrees to Enter Non-Exclusive Discussion with CompuGroup Regarding Acquisition

Alliance Franchise Brands Acquires KKP Canada

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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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