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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.


Press Onward!—March 2018 M&A Activity

German and American rivals agree to merge, Contiweb spun off, Sun and Siegwerk acquire specialty inks, Autajon strengthens US presence, and more.

Turning a Big Ship – Quad/Graphics Acquires Ivie - February 2018 M&A Activity

Quad/Graphics transforms with acquisition of Ivie, Graphic Village buys competitor Multi-Craft, Taylor builds on display platform, Platinum Equity acquires WS Packaging; and more.

Impact XM Adds Gamification to Exhibits & Events - January 2018 M&A Activity

AGI Partners builds marketing services platform; Windsor files, Xerox turns Japanese (with a nod to the Vapors’ 1980 hit song); and more…

Non-Bankruptcy Debt Restructuring in the Printing Industry

What options are available for financially troubled print businesses? John Hyde, the leading expert in M&A involving financially troubled printing companies, talks with Graphic Arts Advisors about how there are more choices than ever, including Non-Bankruptcy Debt Restructuring.

Will the Real Crane Please Stand Up? – December 2017 M&A Activity

Crane Currency acquired; IWCO teams up with ModusLink Global Solutions; OSG active in transactional segment; Fort Dearborn acquires NCL; and more…

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Eclipse and Racami Announce Partnership to Combine Document Composition and Workflow Delivering Performance-Enhanced Production Document Solutions

Gammerler (US) Corporation and GammTech Corporation Merge

The New Tax Law: What Printing Industry Business Owners and Executives Must Know about Business Valuation, Succession, and Estate Planning

Big Win for the Print Shop: Printer’s Plan Acquired by PagePath

Development of Digital Ink System Technology to Expand with Acquisition by BALDWIN Technology Company

Presstek’s Manufacturing Facility and Waterless Plate Division Become Verico Technology

Gallus Group Integrates with Heidelberg USA to Provide Full Product Portfolio from Single Source

CSW, Inc. Invests in Sylvania, Ohio, Facility to Meet Growing Demand

Webcom Adds 7.5 Million Hardcover Books Per Year to Its Manufacturing Capacity with Acquisition of York Bookbinders

Mark Andy Acquires Presstek

Sun Chemical Acquires PPG’s Metal Deco Ink Business

International Paper Company Statement Regarding Possible Offer for Smurfit Kappa Group plc

Nekoosa Acquires Catalina Graphic Films

Contiweb to Become Independent

Goss and manroland web systems Intend to Combine

Fulfillment and Print Specialist PBD Worldwide Completes Asset Purchase of Commercial Printer Rapid Color Atlanta

BST eltromat International acquires a stake in Nyquist Systems

Taylor Communications Completes Asset Acquisition of Plug Production Group

Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation Acquire Luminescence Holdings Ltd.

Ironsides Technology Partners with Virtual Systems to Help Print and Mailing Companies Better Manage and Track Operational Activity and Performance

Fujifilm Buys Control of Xerox, Jacobson to Lead New Company

Ironsides Technology Partners with Virtual Systems to Help Print and Mailing Companies Better Manage and Track Operational Activity and Performance

Xitron Acquires RTI-RIPs CTP & CTF Business

PCMC and MicroDynamics Announce Strategic Partnership

AlphaGraphics Seattle Acquires Specialty Large-Format Graphics Company Stella Color

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M&A Videos

    Video preview: Print Business Valuation 101

    Print Business Valuation 101

    Published: March 1, 2018

    At last week’s NPOA Owners Conference, Paul Reilly, Partner at New Direction Partners, gave an overview of the dominant business valuation methods. Here, Mr. Reilly summarizes what print business owners need to know about business valuation—whether they are planning to sell their business or not.


    Video preview: Mark Hahn on a Notable M&A Transaction

    Mark Hahn on a Notable M&A Transaction

    Published: November 19, 2015

    Mark Hahn, Managing Director at Graphic Arts Advisors talks about a notable M&A transaction in the printing and publishing industry in 2015.


    Video preview: Strategies to Increase Valuation in a Commercial Printing Company

    Strategies to Increase Valuation in a Commercial Printing Company

    Published: July 16, 2015

    Mark Hahn Managing Director at Graphic Arts Advisors talks about strategies to increase valuation in a commercial printing company that is looking to sell.


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.

Jennifer Matt

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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