Mergers & Acquisitions
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.
First Impression Printing of Ann Arbor, Mich., has been acquired by Print-Tech Inc., also of Ann Arbor. In addition, two new employees have joined Print-Tech from First Impression — Teena Weaver and Kathy Samuels — bringing Print-Tech's employee base to 24.
HP doubled down on the small-format distributed printing device market, acquiring Samsung’s printer division.
Headquartered in Danville, Calif., The RedShark Group has been acquired by Mountain Lakes, N.J.-based The Hibbert Group.
Dietzgen has purchased the Magic digital imaging business from Coveris, including Magic brand families of Museo, Magiclee and Jet Set.
Deluxe Corp., Shoreview, Minn., has acquired top 50 distributor B&B Solutions, Mabelvale, Ark.
HP Inc. has announced the largest print acquisition in its history with a definitive agreement to acquire Samsung’s printer business.
It’s a love affair — private equity firms are hot for printing companies that specialize in prime labels and flexible packaging. AEA Investors, a New York City-based private equity fund, announced that it was adding to its holding in the label printing segment with the addition of three companies to be bolted-on to its portfolio platform company Inovar Packaging Group which the fund acquired earlier this year.
Firespring announced a deal with Midstates Inc. of Aberdeen, S.D., to acquire Jacob North Print & Media Solutions and A to Z Printing.
ARTCO has been acquired by J.S. McCarthy Printers. ARTCO will retain its name and continue to operate as an affiliate of JSM.