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When a Deal Falls Through, Put Away the Torch and Build a Bridge Instead
September 19, 2017 at 3:27 pm

Sometimes, despite our noblest intentions, a deal doesn’t come to fruition. There are a million reasons why. Maybe the buyer can’t secure the right financing. Maybe the valuation comes in under or over expectations. Maybe the numbers are just too far apart for the two sides to see eye-to-eye...

Sycamore Partners Finalizes Purchase of Staples
September 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners has completed the $6.9 billion acquisition of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples. As a result of the merger, the common stock of the office supply retailer will no longer be listed for trading on Nasdaq...

Wise to Acquire Datatel Resources Corporation
September 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Wise, a leader in business document and industrial label printing based in Alpharetta, Ga., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Datatel Resources Corporation in Monaca, Pa. Wise expects to close on the acquisition in early October...

Geiger Acquires PromoManagers Inc.
August 29, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, has acquired selected assets of PromoManagers Inc., a web-based distributor located in Plymouth, Mass. The firm will operate as a division of Geiger under the name PromoManagers LLC a Division of Geiger...

Proforma Albrecht & Co. Acquires Professional Image
August 22, 2017 at 6:09 pm

Proforma Albrecht & Co., Milford, Ohio, announced the acquisition of Professional Image, a Cincinnati-based promotional products distributor. For more than 20 years, Professional Image has specialized in apparel, uniforms, embroidery and fulfillment for some...

Did Staples' Board Sell Too Low? Multiple Law Firms Think So
July 25, 2017 at 6:10 pm

A little less than a month ago, Staples' board of directors unanimously approved a sale to Sycamore Partners for $6.9 billion, and the dust seemed to be settling on the whole situation. But, because we are apparently masters of foreshadowing, our last words on the subject were...

LSC Communications Acquires CREEL Printing
July 18, 2017 at 7:10 pm

LSC Communications, Chicago, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CREEL Printing, a leading privately-owned offset and digital printing company based in Las Vegas. CREEL Printing's capabilities include...

Sycamore Partners to Buy Staples Inc. for $6.9 Billion
July 11, 2017 at 6:38 pm

After months of speculation, we finally can report that private equity firm Sycamore Partners will acquire Staples Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $6.9 billion, which is significantly higher than the original estimation of $6 billion...

Character Counts in Making Your Business Successful
June 27, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Character is what you do when no one is watching. It’s the difference between what we know, and what we think we know. Character is trust. And, it’s at the heart of what makes up our business. Each day, our customers trust us to do what’s right...

Sycamore Partners Reportedly Nearing Deal to Acquire Staples
June 27, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Staples Inc. wants to tell a new story—which is why the Framingham, Massachusetts-based retailer recently announced that it was overhauling its marketing. The move, according to The Boston Globe, was a departure from Staples’ original mission of selling low-priced office supplies at big stores...

M&A Firm Corporate Development Associates Welcomes Industry Veteran Roger Buck
June 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Corporate Development Associates (CDA), a leading printing industry M&A firm based in Scottsdale, Ariz., has announced the addition of business forms industry veteran Roger Buck to its deal-making team as an associate. Buck has worked for many of the leading companies in the business forms...

Quality Resource Group Acquires Badger Graphic Systems
June 13, 2017 at 7:13 pm

Quality Resource Group (QRG), Plymouth, Minn., recently announced that Badger Graphic Systems, Madison, Wis., has joined the QRG family of companies. With the addition of Badger Graphic Systems, a full-service print management and marketing company, QRG’s sales now exceed $40 million...

Staples Rejects Buyout Offer from Cerberus Capital Management
May 30, 2017 at 6:19 pm

Print+Promo recently reported that Staples was in early-stage talks with a limited number of private-equity firms for a possible sale. It’s no secret that the Framingham, Massachusetts-based retailer has been struggling over the last five years due to...

Wise Acquires Assets of Brandmark Inc.
May 23, 2017 at 6:22 pm

Wise, a leader in business document printing based in Alpharetta, Ga., recently announced the acquisition of Brandmark Inc., Anderson, S.C., effective May 1. The Wise division, operating under the brand and name of Brandmark, prints industrial labels for a variety of markets primarily in the...

Winbrook Acquires Fellow Massachusetts Printer RPM
May 16, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Winbrook, Billerica, Mass., has acquired RPM, a 35-year-old Hingham, Massachusetts-based printer focused solely on providing New England banks and credit unions with printing, marketing and inventory control programs. In the rapid evolution of financial...

EFI Acquires CRC Information Systems
May 9, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), Fremont, Calif., has acquired privately held CRC Information Systems (CRC), a Reynolds and Reynolds company. Reynolds and Reynolds is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. CRC, which is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a provider of business management information systems (MIS) for commercial printers and packaging label and forms printers throughout the U.S. and Canada...

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Acquires Private Label Executive Gifts
February 21, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Hicksville, N.Y., announced the acquisition of Private Label Executive Gifts, Campbell, Calif. This acquisition marks Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant’s fifth acquisition in the promotional food gifts category. Private Label Executive Gifts is a leading...

Deluxe Corporation to Acquire RDM Corporation of Canada
February 14, 2017 at 7:45 pm

Deluxe Corporation, Shoreview, Minn., announced that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the stock of RDM Corporation of Canada for approximately $70 million U.S. in cash, net of estimated cash to be acquired...

HALO Branded Solutions Acquires Catalyst Marketing Inc.
February 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., announced the acquisition of the business of Catalyst Marketing Inc., a Seattle-based creative merchandise agency. “HALO was able to allow us to maintain...