Mark Michelson

Mark Michelson

Mark Michelson is the Editor-in-Chief of Printing ImpressionsServing in this role since 1985, Michelson is an award-winning journalist and member of several industry honor societies. Reader feedback is always encouraged. Email mmichelson@napco.com

Printing Industry Shocker: Xerox Makes Reported $33B Offer to Acquire HP

Early Nov. 6 the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) broke a story that Xerox is mulling over a reported $33 billion (according to Nov. 8 news reports, HP has now confirmed that an offer was made) cash-and-stock offer to acquire HP Inc., a Palo Alto, California-based, fellow iconic-named company with a market value more than three times its own...

Private Equity Firm Finalizes Multi-Color Corp. Acquisition, Combines With WS Packaging

Multi-Color Corp. is being merged with WS Packaging, another label solutions provider that Platinum Equity purchased in February 2018. The combined company, which will be known as Multi-Color Corp. and headquartered in Cincinnati, is a $2.2 billion enterprise with 86 plants in 26 countries and more than 10,000 global employees...

Shocker: DOJ Files Suit to Block Quad From Acquiring LSC Communications

In what many printing industry observers, including myself, view as a shocking development, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Antitrust Div., filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on June 20 seeking to block Quad’s proposed $1.4 billion, all-stock acquisition of LSC Communications...