I nearly choked on my Coke this morning when the news came down that RR Donnelley had made a pretty straightforward offer of $1.35 billion in cash and stock to acquire Quebecor World.
DES PLAINES, IL—Schawk Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire prepress and creative design house Seven Worldwide, formerly Applied Graphics Technologies, for $191 million in cash and stock. Schawk, a provider of digital imaging graphic services for the consumer product and brand imaging markets, will pay $122.4 million in cash and $68.6 million in Schawk stock. The deal includes four million shares of Schawk common stock at $17.15 per share and will expand the company's global coverage. The combined companies registered approximately $630 million in 2004 sales. "This acquisition allows the combined companies to significantly broaden global coverage and increase market leadership in the creation and