Quad/Graphics Receives Bankruptcy Court Approval to Acquire Vertis
SUSSEX, WI/BALTIMORE—Dec. 6, 2012—Quad/Graphics Inc. and Vertis Holdings jointly announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved the companies’ proposed agreement, clearing the way for the sale to close. The companies are in the final stages of integration planning and expect to close the transaction in January.
Quad/Graphics and Vertis first announced on Oct. 10, 2012, the execution of an agreement through which Quad/Graphics will acquire substantially all of the assets comprising Vertis’ businesses. Vertis simultaneously filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 relief to complete the sale as efficiently as possible while maintaining continuity for its clients and employees.
Vertis and Quad/Graphics will continue to operate separately and independently until the sale closes.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) is a global provider of print and related multichannel solutions for consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail inserts/circulars, direct mail, books, directories, and commercial and specialty products, including in-store signage. Headquartered in Sussex, WI, the company has approximately 22,000 full-time equivalent employees working from more than 50 print-production facilities as well as other support locations throughout North America, Latin America and Europe.
Vertis is a results-driven marketing communications company that delivers inventive advertising, direct marketing and interactive solutions to prominent brands across North America. Our deep industry knowledge and extensive range of offerings—including integrated data solutions, digital program management systems, creative services, world-class print and mail production, logistics, out-of-home and business process outsourcing—are used to deliver superior program performance that drives bottom line results for our clients.