Mergers & Acquisitions

In this challenging economy, mergers and acquisitions are headed in a new direction. WhatTheyThink has partnered with New Direction Partners, the leading investment banking and financial advisory firm serving the printing industry, to offer a Website for printing executives dedicated to merger and acquisition (M&A) content.
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For Sellers, the Curtain Rises Once

In some ways, owning a printing company you intend to sell is like investing in the stock market. Because the value of what you own can fluctuate unpredictably, waiting for a market "peak" before you act can be a needlessly risky thing to do. It’s better to begin working with your M&A advisor so that when the right offer comes along at the right time, you will be ready.

Pick What You Want—and Go for It

Knowing from the get-go exactly what you want to accomplish by purchasing another firm puts you in a winning frame of mind and increases the acquisition's likelihood of success. At New Direction Partners, we know that when a prospective buyer comes to us with a clear picture of the kind of company he or she wants to buy, we can zero in that much more quickly on candidates that will be complementary or accretive to the buyer's present business.

An 'Annual Report' for Print Industry M&As

As 2014 winds down, it's satisfying to report that the year has been a mostly good one for mergers and acquisitions in the printing and packaging industry. Looking back, we can see that a normal level of M&A activity has returned to the industry and that—assuming we get no more shocks from the general economy—opportunities for dealmaking will carry over into the year ahead.

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Private Invest Firm Acquires Flexible Packaging Manufacturer Popular Ink

McKinney, TX-based manufacturer of printed flexible packaging Popular Ink has been acquired by Highlander Partners. Popular Ink will continue to operate under its existing operating structure with its current management team, which has successfully grown the business every year since its founding. New Direction Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor to Popular Ink.

The Allied Group Acquires DES Printing with Sights Set on Growth in New England

DES Printing has been acquired by The Allied Group, which is now the largest commercial printing and fulfillment company in Rhode Island. The Allied Group has made seven acquisitions since 2000, bringing its annual sales to $20 million and its total employees to 150. The company was assisted by New Direction Partners for this transaction.

2015 BIA Annual Conference Is Co-Locating With the 2015 Print Leadership Summit

The binding community will come together with printers to exchange ideas and shape the future of the graphic arts industry at the 2015 BIA Conference and 2015 Print Leadership Summit, both co-located in Minneapolis this year. All BIA Conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend the co-located conference's main stage keynote sessions and certain breakout track sessions. Registration will open mid-February.

NDP - M&A Listings
Metro New York City Opportunity/Commercial Printing

This high quality, solutions based digital, sheet fed and web commercial printing company with national clientele seeks buyer with an interest in occupying a fully equipped facility in the New York Metropolitan area while obtaining a 35 million dollar book of sales. The company has a strong solution based approach to client requirements that include one to one marketing and specialty finishing operations. Their strengths include an industry focus in cosmetics, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and consumer based advertising. Ideal candidates will desire a New York Metro area manufacturing presence. Seller is motivated and will consider a transaction with a minimum initial payment. Please contact info@newdirectionpartners.com.

Online Digital Direct Mail Solution Provider

Do you want to add $4 million in digital print revenue to your company and learn the marketing formula to significantly grow that revenue? Do you acknowledge that an Internet presence means more than having a web site? Do you want to lock in long term accounts utilizing functional web based tools without paying royalties to a software vendor? Conceived and built from day one to be a truly online digital internet marketing and digital print production business, the Company internally developed all of the essential technology and brand defining marketing to outperform other online print businesses, regardless of size. Through the use of proprietary online tools and patent pending design technologies, the Company’s systems can create, print and mail complex professional direct mail campaigns, all from one integrated and easy-to-use platform. The Company provides online ordering and print production for direct mail and direct mail technology through various public and private digital store fronts, all fully managed internally. The owners wish to sell the operation to pursue other business start-up opportunities. Please contact Tom Williams at twilliams@newdirectionpartners.com.

Manufacturer of Digital Label Printing & Finishing Systems

Our Client designs and manufactures in the United States products and systems based on innovative technologies. Its primary business is the design and manufacture of a full line of unique on demand, short run digital label printing and finishing systems which are marketed to an international client base. A growing and highly profitable segment of the company’s product offerings include the supply of consumables utilized by their clients for label production. This offering provides a unique opportunity for a legacy manufacturer to expand their product line with technologically competitive products. The potential exists for a buyer to significantly expand the product offerings and earn impressive margins with a very diverse, yet stable, international client base. The Company is debt-free and profitable. Contact Tom Williams, twilliams@newdirectionpartners.com.

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