R. Scott Sutton

Elise Hacking Carr is editor-in-chief/content director for Print+Promo magazine.

Joseph Myers is Associate Content Editor for Promo Marketing and Print+Promo. Reach him at jmyers@napco.com.

Safeguard used most of the spring to complete the divestiture of its Brand Advantage Group, placing it in the hands of long-time employees Dave Daoust and Tom Lyngdal, who oversee the year-old initiative as an independently operated distributorship within the Safeguard network. Thanks to the duo’s expertise and the move marking yet another success for Safeguard, the transaction finds itself among the top 10 finalists for the M&A Advisor Awards Deal of the Year honor...

It’s been a busy year for Safeguard’s Business Acquisitions & Mergers (BAM) team. The Dallas-based group recently completed the divestiture of Minneapolis-based Brand Advantage Group. The deal closed in 90 days. For those in need of a refresher, Brand Advantage Group was created...

When Brian Burlace and Jon Brothers first met on the lacrosse field at the University of Maryland, they never expected their friendship to influence their business game. But that all changed when the former teammates went on to head two different companies with similar product and service offerings. As president of the Glen Burnie, Maryland-based distributorship Tray Inc...

Brian Maiers has joined the Safeguard distributor network effective March 31. Maiers, a 26-year print industry veteran, most recently worked as a senior account development manager of custom print solutions for Deluxe Corporation, headquartered in Shoreview, Minn...

Over the years, I’ve found that the process of strategic M&A development can be stripped down and simplified into key categories that every organization must focus on. Here are my three basic principles that can be applied to any marketplace...

Safeguard, Dallas, has completed its acquisition of the assets of MHC Associates Inc. (d/b/a Team MHC), based in Burnsville, Minn. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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