Tag: Mergers and Acquisitions

Positioning Your Business for the National Recovery

When the coronavirus pandemic upended the economy and the printing and packaging industries, business owners had to focus on the immediate needs of their companies and employees. But as we move toward economic recovery, there are certain steps companie…

Promoting Growth and Increasing Valuation with Investment in Technology

A plain truth for our commercial printing clients is that a company’s valuation is directly linked to its investment in technology. We think that investment in technology is just as crucial for producers of labels and packaging, but we wonder if the me…

All in the Family: A Strategy for Selling Closely Held Businesses

Family-owned businesses are the backbone of the printing industry, but when the time comes for closely held firms to put themselves up for sale, family ties don’t always pull in a helpful direction. With the right strategy in place however, family-owne…

A Post-Closing Checklist for a Successful M&A Integration

In an M&A transaction, navigating the sequence of events dictated by the closing process needs to be carefully managed so the parties involved can successfully reach the point where they can say, “Congratulations – we did it!”

Mining Sources of Capital for Growth by Acquisition

Anyone who owns a printing company today is an owner who should be planning either to sell it or to grow it. Today, the straightest path to growth is through mergers and acquisitions in a market that remains very receptive to these transactions. We see…

Fujifilm to Take Over Xerox

After weeks of speculation, Xerox has confirmed that Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings will take over the office copier pioneer, ending Xerox’s 115 years as an independent company. The $6.1 billion deal will combine Xerox with its longstanding Fuji Xerox joint…

Fort Dearborn Finalizes Acquisition of NCL Graphic Specialties

Fort Dearborn Company has completed its acquisition of NCL Graphic Specialties, Inc. The combination enhances Fort Dearborn’s leadership position in the decorative label and packaging marketplace by broadening the company’s geographic footprint, capaci…

Novolex Agrees to Acquire Shields Bag and Printing Co.

Novolex, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group and an industry leader in packaging choice and sustainability, has announced it has agreed to acquire certain assets and business operations of Shields Bag and Printing Co., a leading manufacturer of cu…

Sonoco Completes $170M Acquisition of Clear Lam Packaging

Sonoco, has announced it has completed the acquisition of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., a family-held developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films, for approximately $170 million in cash.
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