Action Print Merges Into Fellow Des Moines, Iowa-Based Printer Universal Printing
MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. — March 24, 2016 — Graphic Arts Advisors (GAA) is pleased to announce the merger of Action Print of West Des Moines, Iowa, with Universal Printing, also of Des Moines. GAA served as the exclusive advisor to Action Print on the transaction.
“We are excited to make this transition,” Action Print Owner Carol Hansen comments. “It was very important to me to find a company what would be a good fit for my clients and my staff. Mitch Evans and his team at GAA ran a disciplined and efficient search, canvasing the market for prospective merger partners and advising us throughout the process.”
Action Print is a second-generation family-owned business with over 40 years in the printing industry. The merger will allow Universal Printing to provide Action Print clients additional services, while maintaining the same quality they have come to expect. Virtually the entire Action Print staff is transitioning to Universal Printing and will continue to develop the personal relationships they have formed over the years.
“Bringing not just the equipment but also the people was a high priority for us during this process,” explains to Universal Owner George Springer. “Being a family-owned company has a special meaning, and knowing that Action Print’s employees and clients understand that — will make this transition all that much easier.”
Universal Printing is a third-generation family-owned company currently celebrating its 50th year in business. The company’s services include: digital printing, offset printing, graphic design, direct mail services, promotional products, signs and displays, and apparel — embroidered and silkscreened.
Carol Hansen adds, “We elected to merge with Universal Printing, which has a similar culture and is very focused on customer service. The same people will provide the same great customer service. Aside from the company name and physical location — not much will change for Action Print clients. The same people will provide the same great customer service.”
The combined companies will conduct business at the Universal Printing facility, located at 2828 5th Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa.
About Graphic Arts Advisors
Graphic Arts Advisors is a national boutique strategic financial advisory and consulting firm located in Mountain Lakes, N.J., with additional professionals in Texas, Florida and New York. The firm's practice is focused exclusively on the printing, packaging, signage, mailing, marketing services, brand management and related graphic communications industries, serving clients throughout the U.S. and Canada with revenues up to $200 million and transactional needs of up to $100 million.
Source: Graphic Arts Advisors.