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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.


Corrugated Gets Glam—May 2018 M&A Activity

DS Smith builds out US platform in corrugated, Traxium acquires two, LSC buys and sells, Deluxe automates soft skill, and more.

Getting Flexible in Your Middle Years – April 2018 M&A Activity

Transcontinental TC closes transformative transactions, ProAmpac buys, commercial printers actively acquire; Herbie finally retires, and more.

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…

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Industry Groups Merge, Forming $400M Powerhouse Peer Group

Mark Andy Acquires Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc.

BW Papersystems Acquires QUESTEC Technology

International Paper Will Not Make Offer to Acquire Smurfit Kappa

ANA to Acquire DMA

New Direction Partners Connects Sellers with Traxium LLC to Create Innovative Printing and Marketing Company

Graphic Arts Advisors Announces Acquisition of 21st Century Finishing, Inc. by Perfect Finishing, Inc.

Mitchell’s Speedway Press to Acquire The Phoenix Press

Deluxe Corp. Acquires LogoMix, a Provider of Custom Marketing Products for Small Businesses

Traxium, LLC, Acquires Great Lakes Integrated and Watt Printers

Ennis, Inc. Acquires Allen-Bailey Tag & Label

Platinum Equity to Acquire Pitney Bowes’ Global Production Mail Business

Calise Partners Acquires Printabilities

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

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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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