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  • December 19, 2014

    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

  • December 5, 2014

    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

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Recent M&A News

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,

  • Well Respected Midwest Trade Finisher

    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

  • Mid-Michigan Commercial Printer

     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

  • South Central Michigan Print and Distribution Business

    The owners of this southern Michigan commercial printer with sales in the $1.5 to $3.0 million range seek a buyer in order to begin a transition towards retirement.  The current owner will stay on for an extended time to facilitate a smooth transition and client retention.  The company is a full-line commercial printer with both digital and traditional sheetfed printing capabilities, as well as ancillary products and services.  The business has a loyal and dedicated staff, substantial community name recognition, and long-term relationships with many of its clients.   The owner is open to a creative deal structure involving cash for the equipment plus an ongoing royalty rate on transitioned revenues.  Please contact Jim Russell at 

Firms Seeking Acquisition

  • Buyer of Digital Printers

    Our client is an experienced 30-year old family owned, state-of-the-art digital printing firm specializing in high quality on demand book printing services for self-published authors and other national clients.  Products include hardcover books, custom books and perfect bound books & booklets.  The company employs the latest digital printing and production technologies utilizing high speed digital web presses, variable data digital printers with warehousing, mailing and fulfillment capabilities.  Our Buyer seeks to acquire digital printing operations nationwide.  Ideal candidates will have revenue of $2 to $5 million, be actively engaged in short-run digital printing and be a sales driven enterprise.  Contact Tom Williams at or by phone at (910) 253-4236 or Frank Steenburgh at, (315) 521-7226.

  • Buyer of Printers Within 100 Miles of New York City

    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.

  • Buyer of Label, Tag or Other Specialized Products

    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

  • Buyer of Southern New England Commercial Printers

    Client seeks purchase of commercial printer in southern New England. Please contact Jim Tepper at