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PDF Print Communications to Acquire Madison Forms
March 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm

PDF Print Communications, Signal Hill, Calif., has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Madison Forms Corporation, Madison, Wis. The closing of the transaction is anticipated to occur on April 1, 2018, and is conditioned upon the receipt of all necessary government approvals, financing and...

Commentary: Peter Schaefer on Cenveo Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing
February 20, 2018 at 8:31 pm

Mark Michelson, editor-in-chief of our sister brand Printing Impressions, recently sat down with Peter Schaefer, a partner with printing industry M&A and investment banking firm New Direction Partners, to get his take on Cenveo's recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Here, Schaefer analyzes...

Glatfelter May Sell Specialty Papers Division in Spring Grove
February 20, 2018 at 7:27 pm

Glatfelter's earnings report said Specialty Papers’ net sales decreased $14.1 million, or 6.9 percent. Turbulent market conditions, coupled with operating inefficiencies, led to lower profitability, according to Glatfelter Chairman and CEO Dante C. Parrini...

DemandBridge Makes Another Move, Acquires Kramer-Smilko
January 30, 2018 at 7:24 pm

In a pivotal deal announced today, DemandBridge, Norcross, Ga., has acquired Kramer-Smilko Inc., a software company based in Bel Air, Md. The purchase of Kramer-Smilko comes on the heels of DemandBridge’s acquisition this past October of...

Grossman Marketing Group Acquires Logos In Print
January 23, 2018 at 8:24 pm

Grossman Marketing Group, Somerville, Mass., a 108-year-old, fourth-generation, promotional products and print company, has acquired Logos in Print, a promotional products distributor headquartered in New York. The new acquisition is the fourth in the past four years, fueling Grossman’s full-service marketing operations...

HALO Branded Solutions Acquires Caliendo Savio Enterprises Inc.
January 9, 2018 at 7:56 pm

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., recently announced the acquisition of Caliendo Savio Enterprises Inc. (CSE), a promotional products distributor based in New Berlin, Wis. “CSE has developed considerable expertise in executing corporate fulfillment and uniform program solutions...

Proforma Introduces New Acquisition Company
January 9, 2018 at 7:34 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, announced the formation of its Proforma Acquisition Company, which will directly purchase print, packaging and promotional products companies worth between $5 million to $100 million and more in sales...

I.D. Images LLC Acquires Ready Flow Printing
January 2, 2018 at 6:49 pm

I.D. Images LLC, a pressure-sensitive label converter based in Brunswick, Ohio, has acquired assets of Ready Flow Printing, located in Bentonville, Ark. This transaction marks I.D. Images LLC’s seventh acquisition since 2009. Founded as a high-quality flexographic and offset printer, Ready Flow Printing...

alphabroder and Prime Line Combine
December 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., the leading distributor of imprintable sportswear and accessories in North America, has announced the addition of Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Prime Line to its family of brands. The combination of these two companies establishes a new standard in the industry for convenience, service and solutions, creating the industry’s first true "one-stop-shop." “As a family business…

The Sourcing Group Acquires SI Solutions
December 12, 2017 at 6:17 pm

The Sourcing Group (TSG), a top 50 distributor with headquarters in New York, has announced the acquisition of SI Solutions, located in Florence, S.C. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “SI Solutions has long been a leader in the southeastern United States, and its footprint...

USA/Docufinish and One of a Kind Prints Merge With New Ownership Deal
December 5, 2017 at 6:49 pm

USA/Docufinish, Yorkville, Ill., recently announced that Jason Lambert, the current president of USA/Docufinish, and Steve McKillip Jr., a longtime industry veteran, have joined forces to acquire USA/Docufinish, an industry leader in the label and wholesale printing for over 31 years, from...

M&A Deal of the Year Award Goes to Safeguard Business Systems Inc.
December 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm

Safeguard and the other notable nominees had been vying for the crown based on transactions and deal financings closed, and restructures completed, between Aug. 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. The ultimate winner entered the pool of potential champions thanks to the merger of Minnesota-headquartered distributors...

Halls & Company Acquires ActNow Media
November 14, 2017 at 7:51 pm

Halls & Company, Brooklyn Park, Minn., manufacturer of ID Line, announced that it has acquired ActNow Media, an Atlanta-based promotional products supplier. ActNow Media was founded almost 20 years ago by Fred Leamer, who started the company with the Write 'n Roll paper mousepad, and expanded...

Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires Nekoosa
November 7, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Nekoosa, consisting of Nekoosa Coated Products, RTape Corp. and CET Films, announced the sale of the business to Sentinel Capital Partners. Sentinel Capital Partners, a New York-based investment firm, partnered with Nekoosa to support continued growth for the company and its growing customer base through new product introductions and acquisitions...

HanesBrands Inc. Acquires Alternative Apparel
October 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm

HanesBrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., announced preliminary third-quarter 2017 net sales and earnings per share, and announced the acquisition of Alternative Apparel. “We met our goal of returning to organic growth, and we continued to generate strong operating cash flow,” said Hanes CEO Gerald W. Evans Jr. “Our sales and EPS results, driven by...

Turk Marketing Group Acquires Advance Custom Promotions
October 24, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Nashville, Tennessee-based distributor Turk Marketing Group has acquired King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based distributor Advance Custom Promotions. The Distributor Exchange introduced the two multimillion-dollar companies to each other, and guided both parties through the entire process culminating in the successful sale. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed...