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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 Target Report Annual Recap—August 2019 M&A Activity

M&A activity in commercial printing continues unabated, mostly tuck-ins; packaging deals are driven by PE; newspaper and magazine publishing segment in turmoil; and more…

What’s in a Letter?—July 2019 M&A Activity

Monotype Imaging Goes Private, DG3 Acquires, Coloredge Merges, and more…

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Acquiring NAPCO Media

The state of printing industry associations is still very much in a state of flux with a few still trying to survive. This latest move may tip the scales.

Lectra Acquisition of Retviews Helps Bring Realization of Industry 4.0 Closer for Fashion Brands (Premium Content)

Lectra offers solutions that give fashion, automotive, and furniture companies the means to embark on the Industry 4.0 journey. Its recent acquisition of data company Retviews is another arrow in the company’s quiver. We spoke with Maximilien Abadie, Chief Strategy Officer for Lectra, to learn more.

Print Publishing in Turmoil—June 2019 M&A Activity

Justice Department Blocks Quad, Condé Nast Sheds W, Colortree Closes and more…

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Oval Partners Makes Strategic Investment in Millennium Business Systems

Stratasys Plans Additional Strategic Investment in Xaar 3D Ltd

Wallace Carlson Printing Acquires Select Assets of Owatonna-Based J-C Press

Quad Sells Its Heavy-Duty Industrial Wood Crating Business Transpak to FCA Packaging

Industry Leaders Applaud SGIA Acquisition of NAPCO Media

DIC Corporation to Acquire BASF’s Global Pigments Business

Pitney Bowes Announces Sale of its Software Solutions Business to Syncsort for $700 Million

Paper Converting Machine Company Acquires RDP Marathon and IPT Digital

SOMIC Group Expands Capabilities with Acquisition of German Mechanical Manufacturer

Phase 3 Marketing and Communications Acquires IMAGERS®

SGIA Acquires NAPCO Media

Sappi Increases Pulp Integration to Secure Supply and Decrease Costs; Will Acquire Matane Mill in Quebec Canada from Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM)

ACG Acquires Pharma Processing Equipment Provider Xertecs GmbH 

Electronics For Imaging Announces Completion of Acquisition by an Affiliate of Siris Capital Group, LLC

Quad and LSC Communications Mutually Agree to Terminate Merger Agreement

Print Competitors Come Together

Lectra Announces the Acquisition of Retviews

Ennis to Acquire All of the Stock of the Flesh Company and Its Subsidiary, Impressions Direct

PrintStar Acquires Sorrento Mesa Printing Book of Business

Multi-Color Corporation Acquired By Affiliate of Platinum Equity

Agfa Sells Duratex Media Business to Grimco

HP Accelerates Leadership in Digital Printing Automation with OneFlow Systems Acquisition

TOPPAN PRINTING to Acquire 100% of the International Décor Printer INTERPRINT to Further Strengthen its Global Expansion Strategy

Quad to Vigorously Defend Its Pending Acquisition of LSC Communications

Justice Department Sues to Block Quad’s Acquisition of LSC

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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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