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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.


Transactional Print – Fertile Ground for Consolidation – October 2017 M&A Activity

OSG Billing Services, now owned by PE firm Aquiline Capital, adds first bolt-on with acquisition of Microdynamics, label printer Brook & Whittle acquired in secondary buyout, Vomela buys another commercial printer; and more…

Print Supply Chain Consolidation – September 2017 M&A Activity

Barry-Wehmiller consolidates ancillary print equipment sector in a robust deal environment for all things print; makers of equipment, manufacturers of materials and distributors of supplies are in demand; a look-back at the past year; and more

Transformation and Rebirth – July 2017 M&A Activity

July 2017 – Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructuring in the Printing, Packaging & Related Industries. LSC Communications rebuilds diversified publication services; Quark transforms; DG3 acquires UK printer Leycol; Multi-Color goes all-in with deal for Constantia Labels; and more…

Family-Owned Newspapers Roll It Up – June 2017 M&A Activity

Hearst, Gatehouse, Lee, Ogden, Phillips and Adams stir up the local newspaper business; Sandy Alexander acquires Designers’ Press; tuck-ins abound and more in the June 2017 – Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructuring in the Printing, Packaging & Related Industries.

Small Printers are Big Business – May 2017 M&A Activity

Global franchise system owner of Mail Boxes Etc. acquires US-based printing franchise system PostNet, Standard buys Epic, ICV Partners moves upstream with LeadingResponse, and more.

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Cenveo Announces Sale of Office Products Envelope Business

Graphic Packaging Agrees to Acquire Seydaco Packaging Corp. and its Affiliates

Blackford Capital Announces the Acquisition of Church Hill, Tenn. based Kingsport Book

Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires Nekoosa Deal to Support Continued Growth

CJK Group, Inc. Closes on Acquisition of Webcrafters, Inc.

Sun Chemical Acquires Transitions Digital Graphics, LLC

HH Global invests in Dutch market with acquisition of PostNL Print Management

Multi-Color Corporation Completes Constantia Labels Division Acquisition

International Paper and Graphic Packaging Create Leading Consumer Packaging Platform

Edison Press of Sanford, Maine, acquires Lincoln Press

Worth Higgins & Associates, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Signs Unlimited, Inc.

MBE Worldwide Acquires AlphaGraphics Inc. to Expand U.S. Presence and Business Service Offerings

Graphic Packaging Completes Acquisition of Spain-Based Norgraft Packaging, S.A.

ICED Print Brands Sold

Corporate Press acquisition of McArdle Solutions creates mid-Atlantic region’s leading print and marketing communications provider

CJK Group, Inc. enters into a definitive agreement to acquire Webcrafters

EFI Acquires Escada Systems - Extending Its Offering for the Corrugated Packaging Market

Mittera Group Acquires Assets of Earthcolor

Baldwin acquires PC Industries to expand capabilities in Print Inspection Solutions

PCMC acquires flexible packaging machinery manufacturer Graphbury Machines

Baldwin to acquire Ahlbrandt System GmbH

Pitney Bowes Expands Capabilities with Acquisition of Newgistics, Inc.

LSC Communications Acquires Publishers Press

Graphic Arts Advisors Announces Sale of CL Graphics to The Stevens Group

Vanguard Graphics Announces Change in Ownership

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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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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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