What determines your strategy for an acquisition? There are as many situation-specific answers as there are printing companies, but our buying clients at New Direction Partners usually have one or more of the following objectives in mind. Some are more
It’s possible to muddle along without a written business plan, and unfortunately, that’s what many printing companies do. But, at the M&A stage—a stage that New Direction Partners believes all printing companies will reach eventually—the absence of a business plan
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com
A very respected and successful Midwest Based Trade Finisher has become available for the right buyer. Annual revenues exceed two million with a 20+% EDITDA. The company has been in operation for over 60 years and has built a reputation for uncompromised quality and craftsmanship while providing professional, responsive and courteous service. The company's capabilities and product offering is very diverse with sheet size capabilities up to 29 x 41" The company currently employs a staff of 15 and the owner is willing to stay on for an extended time to ensure a smooth transition or an indefinite period post sale. The owner will consider a flexible deal structure and terms for the right buyer. Please contact Al Reijmer at areijmer@NewDirectionPartners.com
This very profitable mid- Michigan commercial printing company wishes to sell in order for the owner to transition into retirement. The business has grown at a 10% rate each of the past three years, has a solid management team in place to run the business in the owner’s absence, and has a strong balance sheet with very little debt. Revenue is in the $5-7 million range. Its production equipment is modern, clean and well maintained. There is ample room for growth and expansion of this company. It is not being offered as a tuck-in, but only as a stand-alone business. Please contact Jim Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSP Digital Marketing (MSP) is seeking investments in a variety of digital marketing and communications companies. MSP is managed by Roy Grossman, Charles (Chip) Stine and Jonathan Fogel, former executives at Sandy Alexander. The current MSP portfolio includes TecDoc Digital Solutions, a full service marketing solutions provider located in the Boston area and Digital Xpress, a marketing services company in the metropolitan NY/NJ area. MSP desires to continue to build its network by acquiring profitable growth-oriented organizations with revenues in the $3 to $20 million range. Particular areas of interest are one-to-one marketing and digital printing firms servicing the university market. Please contact Paul Reilly at PReilly@NewDirectionPartners.com
Star Communications of Hauppauge, New York, seeks to acquire the book of business of, or merge with, a leading commercial (web or sheetfed) 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. Please contact Peter Schaefer at PSchaefer@NewDirectionPartners.
Midwest based, Flexo and Digital Label Printer wishes to grow via acquisition of another label, tag or other specialized products in the printing packaging industry. The financially strong buyer offers advanced technology , equipment and space capacity to quickly and successfully incorporate additional volume and associated opportunity. The ideal candidate would have the following attributes: Annual revenues of $ 3 to 15 million although larger opportunities can be considered; varied client base with growth opportunities available through buyer's additional resources; current location within one hour of a major US airport. The buyer has access to ample capital to fund the transaction and the professional staff to move quickly through an acquisition. Please contact Al Reijmer at email@example.com
Client seeks purchase of commercial printer in southern New England. Please contact Jim Tepper at jtepper@NewDirectionPartners.com