Renewed M&A activity is a clear indication that packaging manufacturers expect demand for packaged products to continue apace or grow.
Graphic Village’s acquisition of DMS ink is part of a trend of consolidators building a network of locations within a distinct region.
The merger of SGIA and PIA is reflective of consolidation in the fragmented and diverse universe of companies in the industry.
The Target Report will depart from its usual style this month, and offer our view through the front windshield.
The February Target Report highlights the Welch Packaging Group, which has focused its attention on making corrugated acquisitions.
Warren Buffet once said that newspapers “went from monopoly, to franchise, to competitive, to … toast.” Now he has exited the business.
The joint venture between Pearson’s Penguin and Bertelsmann’s Random House has led to Bertelsmann acquiring Penguin Random House.
In commercial printing, an acquired company isn’t always closed, and companies are using acquisitions to expand their geographic reach.
M&A transactions in the label printing segment grew after several slow months, including three months with no acquisitions.
With RPI’s acquisition of SoftPrint Holdings, it will be up against some competition from Shutterfly and Snapfish in photobooks.
The Target Report’s view this month is from the “30,000-ft. level,” parsing industry transactional data by industry segment.
Monotype Imaging has announced that it is exiting the public market, accepting an offer from private equity firm HGGC.
As the publishing industry faces turmoil, the two remaining titans of magazine printing duke it out with the DOJ over planned merger.
It remains to be seen if Sports Illustrated will remain a vibrant and financially viable print publication.
It remains to be seen if Cenveo has finally found a defensible strategic position within the larger printing industry.