Mergers & Acquisitions
With the acquisition of PrintManagement, OneTouchPoint has become the largest privately owned commercial printer in Cincinnati. OneTouchPoint CEO, Chris Illman, states, "The PrintManagement acquisition further supports OneTouchPoint’s goal to be the leader in digital printing. Our national footprint and equipment mix is designed to meet customers increasing demand for personalized, variable communication with faster turn times and quick in-hand delivery."
Agfa has been approached by CompuGroup, which has indicated an interest in a potential acquisition of all of the issued shares of Agfa.
Where does a private equity firm go to sell a printing or packaging company when the time comes to exit the investment?
McKinnon Printing has joined the Traxium family of companies.
DeRoy Advertising Specialties in Monson, Mass. has been acquired by Eastern Advertising Novelty Powered by Proforma in Palmer, Mass.
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.
St. Joseph Communications has acquired Bassett Direct, a provider of direct marketing services and variable printing programs.
IBS Direct will merge with Maestro Managed Print Solutions. The IBS Direct brand name will remain, with the Maestro brand renamed.
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.
Transcontinental Inc. has made its first flexible packaging acquisition in Canada, Flexstar Packaging.