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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Live and Learn — Making the Right Decision in M&A

My personal involvement with M&As began when I was the president and CEO of a family business that originated as a newspaper publishing company in 1906. During my tenure, we sold our non-heatset web division and after that our sheetfed operation. Later, as president and CEO of the Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia, I worked with a number of our members who were considering M&A transactions of their own. This experience taught me two things...

Preflight. Imposition. Proofing. Printing. Postpress. Delivery. Every production job takes place as a series of interlinked events that lead to a satisfying result. It’s the same with buying or selling a printing business. At New Direction Partners, we have found that closing a deal is almost always the culmination of a number of steps — […]

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.

Firms For Sale
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,

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Business Critical Communication Provider

Current ownership for the last 27 years, the Company is the regional leader in the management and execution of business critical communication, marketing supply chain management and secure data processing. The Company products and services include:

  • Print & Marketing Supply Chain Management
  • Statement Processing and Billing Services
  • Electronic Statements and Document Presentment
  • Branded Merchandise & Promotional Marketing
  • Direct Marketing Execution
  • Personalized Fulfillment
  • Web Tools & eSolutions

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Flexible Packaging Firm

Over 25 years in business, the Company develops and manufactures flexible packaging (66% of sales) and pressure sensitive labels (34% of sales). The Company offers innovative flexible packaging and label solutions in a wide range of materials, shapes, sizes and finishing options for decorating or packaging customers’ products. Product capabilities include flexible packaging roll stock, pre-formed pouches, pressure sensitive labels, graphic production and prepress and machine and label technologies. Industries served include: food, beverage, nutraceutical, personal care and pharmaceutical companies throughout the United States. The company is extremely experienced in providing engineered flexible packaging solutions for a wide range of applications. Please contact Paul Reilly at

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Firms Seeking Acquisitions
Buyer of New England Commercial Printers

Client seeks purchase of commercial, specialty, mailing, and marketing printers/agencies throughout New England. Seeking firms with strong management, sales and production staff.   Please contact Jim Tepper at

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Buyer of New England Commercial Printers

A southern New England based $20 million full- service printer is interested in acquiring another printer, fulfillment house or direct mailer in the New England marketplace. This very diversified organization operates 3 production facilities offering the following products and services: creative design, commercial sheet-fed and digital printing, kitting, mailing, and fulfillment, business forms, labels, envelopes and promotional products. Led by an experienced management team, they are poised to quickly accommodate an acquisition of $ 3 to 10 million in sales revenue. The buyer has immediate access to capital to finance transactions and a support team to move quickly through an acquisition. An ideal prospect would be a company who specializes in commercial printing, business forms, or mailing and fulfillment.....and would like to explore the possibility of expanding their product and service offering and ultimately increase their sales revenue, by joining forces with an experienced full service provider. If interested please contact Jim Tepper;

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Buyer Seeks Central and Northern N E Comm. Printers

A growing, major New England based full-service printer is interested in acquiring another printer or other services house in the central and northern New England marketplace.  This organization services a diverse client list providing a wide range of commercial, wide format, and promotional products.  They are very motivated and positioned to move quickly on additional acquisitions up to $10 million in sales revenue.  A skilled management team is in place but would welcome additions from prospects to help expand their product offerings and increase their sales revenue.  If interested please contact Jim Tepper;

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