WESTMONT, IL (July 15, 2008) - Print industry M&A strategist and investment banker The Open Approach has advised Huron Capital in its acquisition of Commercial Communications (CCI) and its continued investment in print. CCI will be integrated into Huron's rapidly growing TouchPoint Print Solutions platform, joining high-growth enterprises CoakleyTech, Berman Printing, and NSO Press.
The deal fortifies TouchPoint's document management and print-on-demand capabilities, bringing together two of the top digital providers in the Midwest. The combined companies' web-to-print and Internet-based customer interface will provide for unparalleled ease in ordering, managing, and tracking every event in the document lifecycle. Having done significant international work, CCI also provides the enterprise global presence.
"Every transaction we make is rigorously evaluated to ensure maximum partner return and shareholder value. The Open Approach is indispensible in advising on best opportunities and delivering actionable strategies to ensure success. Their insights, integrity, and financial acumen make them a valued partner to our firm -- and the private equity community at large."
The Open Approach continues to collaborate with Huron in identifying, analyzing, and negotiating with prospective platform candidates. As part of its engagement, The Open Approach provides comprehensive and valuable market analyses that enable a comprehensive understanding of the unique drivers, opportunities, and challenges of given segments. Such reports are also available on a "for hire" basis -- and have been in high demand among print providers, private equity firms, distributorships, and other groups associated with print.
Headquartered in Hartland, WI, CCI is an leading information distribution solutions provider leveraging a suite of e-business, web-to- print, digital and sheetfed printing, inventory management, and variable information solutions to enhance clients' print spend. Its value-enhancing, proprietary solutions have landed it supply-chain management contracts with such notable enterprises as Rockwell, Deere & Company, and Kohler. The Huron relationship will facilitate territorial expansion while driving significant cross-selling advantages across the entire network.
The Open Approach is an accomplished M&A firm that operates exclusively in the graphic arts industry. Comprised of former print CEOs, COOs, sales leaders, marketing experts, and buyers, the firm spearheads initiatives that drive company value. In addition to comprehensive M&A and investment banking services, the firm provides business model development, exit strategy timing and planning, due diligence, alliance opportunities, market research, and other solutions that positively impact print enterprises' top- and bottom-line growth. The firm also has proven to be an invaluable partner to private equity and investment firms. Because of its industry-leading reputation and proven track record, it has been named the exclusive M&A partner of Printing Industries of America and Independent Printers Worldwide. The Open Approach is based in Westmont, Illinois, and has offices in Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Toronto.
For more information about The Open Approach, private equity partnerships, or market analyses, contact Ron Seavey or Bob Cronin at 630-323-9700, email: Ron Seavey at [email protected]
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