Mergers & Acquisitions

Is Anyone Out There Listening?
October 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm

As a trade association president, I knew that one of my most important jobs was to offer our members a friendly, well informed, third-party perspective on strategic business issues. Today, our New Direction Partners clients want the same thing: not just information about the mechanics of M&As, but also a genuine understanding of the industry and the mindsets of the people who own those companies.

The Week That Was With Julie G (10/17/2016)
October 21, 2016 at 1:54 pm

This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news from LSC Communications and United Methodist Publishing House; Quad/Graphics; Great Lakes Integrated; IBS Direct and Maestro Managed Print Solutions (Maestro Media Print Solutions, an IBS Direct Company); TC Transcontinental and Flexstar Packaging; St. Joseph Communications and Bassett Direct; and Printing Impressions.

Is Your Printing Business Overdue for a Valuation?
October 18, 2016 at 2:44 pm

The sale of a company can’t proceed until the owner has a good handle on value, and many of our conversations about establishing it naturally are with clients who are taking their first steps toward selling. But, we also urge clients who aren’t in selling mode to conduct valuation as a strategic exercise for sound financial management.

The Wisdom of New England
October 14, 2016 at 12:05 pm

For many years, I had the privilege of serving in leadership positions with Printing Industries of New England (PINE), the largest printing trade association in the Northeast. Then as now, I was greatly impressed by the resiliency of our members and their ability to adapt to changing business circumstances.