Bankrupt digital printer LaVigne Inc. (LVI) has been purchased by DS Graphics (DSG) of Lowell, MA. Terms of the deal were not revealed, and plans for the combined entity are still in development. The LVI facility will continue to operate at its present location, with CEO Chris Wells remaining on board to lead the integration of client relationships, as well as LVI's sales and service teams.
WORCESTER, MA—The assets of bankrupt digital printer LVI Print Optimization, formerly known as LaVigne Inc. (LVI), have been purchased by DS Graphics of Lowell, MA. Terms of the deal were not revealed, and plans for the combined entity are still in development.
Business will continue as usual for LVI’s clients at their Worcester, MA, facility while future plans for the combined entity are developed.
Facing what it calls a "liquidity crisis," Worcester-based printing services firm LaVigne Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. LaVigne Inc. does business as LVI Print Optimization. In its filing, it claims assets between $1 million and $10 million and liabilities also between $1 million and $10 million.
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