Mergers & Acquisitions

Edwards Garment Acquires Bishop Custom Clothing
November 12, 2019 at 8:39 pm

Edwards Garment, Kalamazoo, Mich., announced that it has acquired Bishop Custom Clothing. "The acquisition of Bishop Custom Clothing is strategic for both of us," Gary Schultz, president and CEO of Edwards...

Printing Industry Shocker: Xerox Makes Reported $33B Offer to Acquire HP
November 12, 2019 at 8:04 pm

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...

DFI – Solutions in Print Acquires Performance Group Inc.
October 15, 2019 at 7:38 pm

DFI – Solutions in Print, a Top 50 distributor based in Davenport, Iowa, has acquired Performance Group Inc., a leading print supply chain management company located in Omaha, Neb. “After 24 years at the helm, it was time...

Genumark Acquires Rightsleeve as Its Founders Focus on commonsku
October 8, 2019 at 7:10 pm

Genumark, Toronto, announced that it has acquired Rightsleeve to strengthen its position in the Canadian branded merchandise market. "Although both companies are based in Toronto, there is virtually no overlap in client accounts," said Mark Freed, president and CEO of...

Wise Acquires Assets of Shawnee Systems Inc.
October 1, 2019 at 5:38 pm

Wise, Alpharetta, Ga., announced the acquisition of Cincinnati-based Shawnee Systems Inc., effective Sept. 18, 2019. Selling through independent distributors primarily in the Midwestern U.S., Shawnee prints numerous products, including business forms and...

Corporate Development Associates Adds Stuart Boyar to Its Team
September 17, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Corporate Development Associates (CDA), Scottsdale, Ariz., today announced the addition of print and promo industry veteran Stuart Boyar to its deal-making team as an associate. Boyar got his start in the print industry with...

What Buyers and Sellers Should Know About Mergers and Acquisitions
August 20, 2019 at 8:29 pm

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be complex—and there’s a lot to account for on both the buyer and seller side. Think about it this way: A coach usually has a game plan in place before the first play. Similarly, a company wouldn’t strike a deal without careful consideration of the current business landscape and other influential factors...