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.

Producer of Flexible Packaging and Labels

New Direction Partners has been retained to sell a leading producer of flexible packaging film, labels, shrink sleeves and pre-formed pouches. Strategically located in the Far West, the Company is growing and is highly profitable, generating revenues in excess of $5 million with an EBITDA margin in excess of 20%. Contact: Peter Schaefer at or by phone at 610-935-1000.

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Highly Differentiated Omnichannel Marketing Partner

Strategically located in the Midwest, the Company specializes in one-to-one communications by providing fully integrated marketing across all relevant channels including variable data inkjet print, personalized websites and interactive video. Its services encompass the entire cross media life cycle, including design through creation through personalized media solutions. The business has generated outstanding organic growth with unparalleled profitability. Revenues are approximately $20 million with an unadjusted EBITDA margin in excess of 30%.

Contact: Peter Schaefer at or by phone at 610-935-1000.

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Multi-Channel Marketing Partner

A marketing execution company that serves a national base of Fortune 500 type, brand conscious customers from its strategic Midwest location.  TTM revenues of approximately $21.5 million and EBITDA of $3.0 million.   Top line organic growth in excess of 20% YTD 2019.

Contact: Peter Schaefer at or by phone at 610-935-1000.

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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 at or by phone at 610-935-1000.

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Buyer of New England Commercial Printers

Client seeks purchase of commercial printers, mailing and fulfillment providers or marketing agencies in New England. Seeking firms with strong sales and production staff and a history of serving the corporate, institutional, and organizational markets. Poised for a quick transaction with capacity and funding in place.

Contact: Jim Tepper at or by phone at 508-523-9033.

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