How About a NewPage-Quad/Graphics Merger?

After finally emerging from bankruptcy protection, with a much lighter debt load, NewPage Corp. clearly has merger on its mind. Why else would North America’s largest maker of coated paper choose as its chairman Mark A. Angelson, the U.S. printing industry’s Great Consolidator?

Further consolidation of the paper industry is inevitable, but could Angelson & Co. have something more radical in mind? Like maybe a marriage with a printing company? Like maybe Quad/Graphics, the continent’s #2 printer?

The idea that the two Wisconsin-centric companies are natural allies has been around for years. Quad…proposed an unusual alliance with a NewPage predecessor

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