Mergers & Acquisitions

In this challenging economy, mergers and acquisitions are headed in a new direction. Printing Impressions has partnered with New Direction Partners, the leading investment banking and financial advisory firm serving the printing industry, to provide a resource for printing executives dedicated to merger and acquisitions (M&A).
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What a Seller Needs to Know During an M&A Transition

At New Direction Partners, we often advise selling owners of printing businesses to be prepared to stay on in one role or another after the transaction closes. Because keeping a hand in the business at the new owner’s request is a given in so many deals, it’s helpful to have some idea of what the responsibility is going to entail and what psychological adjustments are going to be needed along the way.

M&A: Fair to Middling to Marvelous

Recently, New Direction Partners spoke with a group of investors about structuring a multi-company transaction. It’s a conversation we wouldn't have expected to be having on behalf of printing firms just a few years ago.

Five Red Flags for Sell-It-Yourselfers

As the former president of a Printing Industries of America regional affiliate, I had the good fortune to work with many smart and successful owners of thriving printing businesses. I had the greatest respect for their abilities, but then as now, there is one thing that I would never have recommended that they attempt: selling their companies without professional representation and advisement.

Midwest Marketing Agency

This highly successful and very profitable marketing agency located in the Midwest has approximately 2.0M in revenue and a specialized niche servicing the financial services industry. Steady and long-term relationships with key clients and stable growth has allowed the firm to continually produce consistent revenue with significant profitability. The Company offers unique services to its clientele including data analytics that helps their clientele not only gain new customers, but strengthen and secure their relationships with their existing customer base. Owner is willing to stay involved long term if desired by buyer. Contact: Jim Russell at or by phone at (248) 891-6992.

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Midwest Graphics Manufacturer

The Company is a Midwest based full service graphics manufacturer, specializing in grand format and POP. The Company’s revenue is approximately $4.0M with a 15% EBITDA. The business has an  experienced staff, many of whom have been with the company for over 15 years. The facility is owned by the business owner and can be part of the sale, or excluded. The owner is willing to stay on to insure a successful transition period. Contact: Jim Russell at or by phone at (248) 891-6992.

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Florida Commercial Printer

The Company is a highly regarded Florida printer with $5.0M in annual revenue and 10% EBITDA. The Company operates with state-of-the-art production equipment and has substantial room for growth. The owner is looking to sell and transition into retirement. Contact: Jim Russell at or by phone at (248) 891-6992.

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Buyer of Corrugated Plant

Our Client is interested in expanding its existing business and is looking for a corrugated sheet plant and/or sheet-feeder with revenue up to $20M annually and a geographic location within 100 miles of Chicago. Additional open capacity within your plant is a plus as our Client will be moving existing production to the acquired facility. Contact: Jim Russell at or by phone at (248) 891-6992.

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Buyer of Metro New York Commercial Printers

Firm is a NJ based, $12M commercial printer specializing in serving the pharmaceutical, fashion, and corporate communities focusing on marketing and promotional work. The firm is a very successful, second-generation-managed company operating from a modern 50,000 sq. ft. facility. The Company has grown through prior acquisitions and is currently employing a total staff of over 40. They consistently upgrade their equipment and technology in order to provide clients with highly productive and cost effective solutions. In line with their overall goal, our client seeks to acquire additional volume and new product lines in the No. NJ, NYC, and So. CT area. The ideal candidate would be a business providing general commercial products, creative and large/grand format printing services, and/or new and innovative complimentary services to their existing markets. Contact: Paul Reilly at or by phone at (303) 520-7803.

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Buyer of Printers within 100 miles of New York City

Our Client seeks to acquire the book of business of, or merge with, a leading commercial (web or sheet fed) and/or digital printer. Annual revenues of $3 to $10 million are ideal. Because it operates in a facility with a short-term lease that is approaching full capacity, Star offers the potential flexibility of  continuing to operate from the acquired company’s current facilities. Therefore, it has particular interest in companies that have a strong management team, an effective sales  organization, a skilled workforce and an efficient facility with opportunities for growth. Contact: Peter Schaefer at or by phone at (610) 724-0500.

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