Mergers & Acquisitions

In this challenging economy, mergers and acquisitions are headed in a new direction. Printing Impressions has partnered with New Direction Partners, the leading investment banking and financial advisory firm serving the printing industry, to provide a resource for printing executives dedicated to merger and acquisitions (M&A).
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What a Seller Needs to Know During an M&A Transition

At New Direction Partners, we often advise selling owners of printing businesses to be prepared to stay on in one role or another after the transaction closes. Because keeping a hand in the business at the new owner’s request is a given in so many deals, it’s helpful to have some idea of what the responsibility is going to entail and what psychological adjustments are going to be needed along the way.

M&A: Fair to Middling to Marvelous

Recently, New Direction Partners spoke with a group of investors about structuring a multi-company transaction. It’s a conversation we wouldn't have expected to be having on behalf of printing firms just a few years ago.

Five Red Flags for Sell-It-Yourselfers

As the former president of a Printing Industries of America regional affiliate, I had the good fortune to work with many smart and successful owners of thriving printing businesses. I had the greatest respect for their abilities, but then as now, there is one thing that I would never have recommended that they attempt: selling their companies without professional representation and advisement.

The Urge to Merge Is Still Strong

If you own a printing business, you should be in either a selling or a buying frame of mind - even if you have no present intention of doing either. These days, understanding M&A basics is smart thinking for every owner.

Offset & Digital POP, Signage and Fulfillment Operation

Our client is the premier printer in the Southeastern United States for large format UV offset printing with facilities located in a major Southeastern metro area, specializing in Point-of-Purchase and collateral retail marketing materials. The firm serves all their client’s retail environmental printing needs, including Point-of-Purchase displays, banners, clings and more. This offering provides a unique opportunity to acquire a technologically competitive digital printing and fulfillment operation in a major business center within the fastest growing regional economy in the country. Contact: Tom Williams at or by phone at 203-856-0120.

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Upper Midwest Commercial Printer

Located in the Upper Midwest, this commercial printer has revenue north of $6 million and is the go to printer in the communities they serve. The company has continually invested in the latest technology, enabling them to meet their customers’ needs in a fast, efficient manner. In house capabilities include offset, digital, large format, mail, fulfillment and design. This is a great opportunity for a printer to expand in to new markets, or for an individual with industry experience to purchase their own business. Contact: Jim Russell at or by phone at 248-891-6992

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Premier Printer for Offset Printing

Our client is a premier printer for offset printing, digital wide & grand format printing, graphic design and mailing with facilities located in a major SE metro area. This firm is a family-owned who’s core specialty of offset printing has been supplemented with additional products and services focused on providing marketing solutions for their clients, including point-of-purchase and collateral retail marketing materials, brand and corporate identity, graphics and signage designs, brochures and marketing materials. Contact Tom Williams, (203) 856-0120,

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Label Firm Seeking Strategic Add-ons

Our client seeks to purchase Label firms anywhere in the US. Our client is well capitalized, conservatively managed and looking to grow its national footprint. The ideal target will be profitable with revenues of $10 million or less.

Contact: Paul Reilly at or by phone at 303-520-7803.

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Buyer of Digital and Direct Mail Firms within 150 Miles of New York City

Client seeks to purchase digital printers and direct mail/mailing firms located within 150 miles of New York City. The ideal target will be profitable with revenues in excess of $8.5 million. Contact: Peter Schaefer @ or by phone at 610‐935‐1000.

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Buyer Seeks Wide and Grand Format Printer

A national producer of wide and grand format digital printed products, including textiles, seeks to purchase a manufacturing operation, preferably in the Southeastern U.S.

Contact: Tom Williams at or by phone at 203-856-0120.

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Inkjet Summit Starts Today

Today, more than 125 print managers and executives will meet in Orlando for the 12th annual Inkjet Summit.

M&A Slowdown in 2024: Not Likely

M&A activity remained robust in 2023 despite concerns. As financial buyers continue to play a significant role, this trend may last.