The CAPS Group Adds Prepress Firms

CHICAGO—The CAPS Group has obtained a pair of prepress companies from Group360 Visual Communications: NEC Inc. and NK Graphics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The combined annual revenues of the acquired companies are roughly $15 million, bringing CAPS Group’s total to approximately $90 million. The CAPS Group services advertising agencies, design firms and publishers. The acquisition will expand its magazine publishing and educational book publishing segments.

NEC, based in Nashville, TN, is a leader in the consumer magazine publishing market and has facilities in Birmingham, AL; Des Moines, IA; and New York City. NK Graphics, of West Chesterfield, NH, provides graphic composition services primarily to book publishers. Group360 acquired the companies in 2003.

NEC will become part of, and change its name to, HudsonYards, based in New York. NK Graphics will become part of Black Dot Group, headquartered in Crystal Lake, IL.

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