Like Highcrest Media, LLC

closed 1/15/2010 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired Highcrest Media, LLC

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America’s leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, announced that it has acquired Highcrest Media LLC, a provider of software and solutions that streamline the production of customized textbooks for use in colleges, universities and businesses.
buyer: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation publishes, prints and sells books. Courier has two lines of business: full-service book manufacturing and specialty publishing. The Company is focused on achieving industry-leading financial performance by serving markets with above-average growth rates & strong future prospects."
target: Highcrest Media, LLC
Highcrest Media continually focuses on automating the entire business cycle of on-demand printing to streamline the process, minimize labor costs and provide for unlimited scalability.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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closed 10/6/2020 via BusinessWire

CORE Industrial Partners, acquired TCG Legacy

synopsis: CORE Industrial Partners LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm, has acquired TCG Legacy, Inc., a leading marketing solutions provider, specializing in printing and packaging services for pharmaceutical, consumer products, technology, and higher education companies and institutions.
buyer: CORE Industrial Partners
CORE Industrial is a private equity firm investing in North American lower middle-market industrial technology and manufacturing businesses. Through its capital, insight, and operational expertise, CORE partners with management teams and strives to build best-in-class companies with lasting results."
target: TCG Legacy
TCG Legacy is a full-service marketing solutions provider offering a broad range of cross-media marketing, graphics, printing, and packaging services. The company primarily serves the pharmaceutical and higher education end markets.
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closed 9/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Circle Graphics, acquired Bay Photo

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, Circle Graphics, has acquired Bay Photo, a market leading provider of professional-grade photographic wall décor, albums and specialty prints that serves professional photographers, artists, pro-sumers and well-known third-party channel partners.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Circle Graphics
Circle Graphics produces digital graphics for consumers, professionals and businesses via two distinct divisions: Online Wall Décor and Out-of-Home Visual Solutions. Online Wall Décor is aimed at consumers and professional photographers, while Out-of-Home Visual Solutions is for billboard operators."
target: Bay Photo
Founded in 1976, Bay Photo has a long history of delivering innovative photographic prints and photo finishing services to professional photographers, artists, pro-sumers and industry leading third-party channel partners.
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closed 11/19/2014 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired Digital Page Grafica e Editora

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America’s leading innovators in book manufacturing, publishing and content management, announced the completion of its acquisition of a 60% interest in Digital Page Grafica e Editora, a digital printer based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
buyer: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation is America’s second largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands offering award-winning content and thousands of titles. "
target: Digital Page Grafica e Editora
Digital Page Gráfica E Editora Ltda. is a Brazil textbook printer. The company is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Digital Page provides innovative solutions that integrate with greater efficiency, quality and speed in the whole process of printing and finishing.
price ($mm)
$9.00*
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closed 6/14/2007 via PR Newswire

Visant Corporation, acquired Visual Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Visant Corporation today announced the acquisition of Visual Systems, Inc., a leading supplier in the overhead transparency and book component business.
buyer: Visant Corporation
Visant Corporation is a leading marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics sampling, and educational publishing markets. "
target: Visual Systems, Inc.
Visual Systems, Inc. has operated for over 40 years, and is a market leader in providing overhead transparencies for a variety of publishers, including through key relationships in the educational market segment.
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closed 5/16/2007 via PR Newswire

RR Donnelley, acquired Von Hoffmann Corporation

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company and Visant Corporation jointly announced today that RR Donnelley's previously announced purchase from Visant Corporation of Von Hoffmann, a printer of books and other products that serves primarily the education, trade and business-to-business catalog segments, is complete.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target parent: Visant Corporation
target: Von Hoffmann Corporation
Von Hoffmann Corporation is a manufacturer of four-color case-bound and soft-cover educational textbooks, standardized test materials and related components for major educational publishers in the US. Von Hoffmann’s Lehigh Lithographers subsidiary is a leading manufacturer of textbook covers.
price ($mm)
$413
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closed 9/21/2006 via BusinessWire

Wellspring Capital Management, LLC, acquired Press of Ohio

synopsis: Wellspring Capital Management LLC has acquired The Press of Ohio and D.B. Hess Company, two leading printing companies that serve the education, catalog and commercial markets. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. With the acquisitions, the management teams of both companies will remain the same.
buyer: Wellspring Capital Management, LLC
WCM LLC is a private equity firm with more than $2 billion in equity capital under management. The firm takes controlling positions in promising middle-market companies where it can realize substantial value by contributing innovative operating and financing strategies and capital. "
target: Press of Ohio
Founded in 1985, The Press of Ohio, is a leading North American printer of educational and commercial books and catalogs based in Brimfield, Ohio. The Company provides a wide array of services spanning from digital content management through mailing to fulfillment and distribution.
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closed 4/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired Lifetouch, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, the leading online retailer and manufacturer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced it has closed its previously announced acquisition of Lifetouch, the national leader in school photography.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading digital retailer and manufacturer of high-quality personalized products and services. Founded in 1999, Shutterfly brings your photos to life in photo books, gifts, and cards and stationery. "
target: Lifetouch, Inc.
For over 80 years, Lifetouch has been the professional photography choice for schools and families. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, the enterprise is organized around five primary business units operating in local communities across North America.
price ($mm)
$825
rev ($mm)
$951
EBITDA ($mm)
$68
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
12.1x
closed 1/15/2010 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired Highcrest Media, LLC

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America’s leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, announced that it has acquired Highcrest Media LLC, a provider of software and solutions that streamline the production of customized textbooks for use in colleges, universities and businesses.
buyer: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation publishes, prints and sells books. Courier has two lines of business: full-service book manufacturing and specialty publishing. The Company is focused on achieving industry-leading financial performance by serving markets with above-average growth rates & strong future prospects."
target: Highcrest Media, LLC
Highcrest Media continually focuses on automating the entire business cycle of on-demand printing to streamline the process, minimize labor costs and provide for unlimited scalability.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/8/2015 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Courier Corporation

synopsis: RR Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Courier Corporation, one of America's major book manufacturers as well as a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation is America’s second largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands offering award-winning content and thousands of titles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$265 [$298]
rev ($mm)
$278
EBITDA ($mm)
$37
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
cancelled 2/5/2015 via BusinessWire

Quad/Graphics, cancelled an acquisition of Courier Corporation

synopsis: Quad/Graphics, Inc. and Courier Corporation jointly announced it has canceled a definitive agreement by which Quad/Graphics will acquire Courier, a leading innovator in book manufacturing, publishing and content management. The acquisition accelerates Quad/Graphics’ three-year strategy to transform its book platform.
buyer: Quad/Graphics (QUAD:$3,923.40)
Quad/Graphics is a leading global printer and media channel integrator that helps marketers and publishers capitalize on print’s ability to complement and connect with other media channels. They provide a range of print solutions, media solutions and logistics services from multiple locations. "
target: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation is America’s second largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands offering award-winning content and thousands of titles.
price ($mm)
$231
rev ($mm)
$283
EBITDA ($mm)
$39
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 11/19/2014 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired Digital Page Grafica e Editora

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America’s leading innovators in book manufacturing, publishing and content management, announced the completion of its acquisition of a 60% interest in Digital Page Grafica e Editora, a digital printer based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
buyer: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation is America’s second largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands offering award-winning content and thousands of titles. "
target: Digital Page Grafica e Editora
Digital Page Gráfica E Editora Ltda. is a Brazil textbook printer. The company is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Digital Page provides innovative solutions that integrate with greater efficiency, quality and speed in the whole process of printing and finishing.
price ($mm)
$9.00*
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closed 4/30/2013 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired FastPencil, Inc.

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America’s leading innovators in book manufacturing and content management, announced that it has acquired FastPencil, Inc., a developer of end-to-end, cloud-based content management technology. FastPencil serves authors and publishers with open-platform solutions spanning content, workflow, marketing and distribution.
buyer: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation is America’s third largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands offering award-winning content and thousands of titles. "
target: FastPencil, Inc.
FastPencil powers publishing by enabling authors, publishers and enterprise customers to write, design, publish and sell books in print and digital formats through three publishing imprints: PREMIERE, Wavecrest and FastPencil.com.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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closed 1/15/2010 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired Highcrest Media, LLC

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America’s leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, announced that it has acquired Highcrest Media LLC, a provider of software and solutions that streamline the production of customized textbooks for use in colleges, universities and businesses.
buyer: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation publishes, prints and sells books. Courier has two lines of business: full-service book manufacturing and specialty publishing. The Company is focused on achieving industry-leading financial performance by serving markets with above-average growth rates & strong future prospects."
target: Highcrest Media, LLC
Highcrest Media continually focuses on automating the entire business cycle of on-demand printing to streamline the process, minimize labor costs and provide for unlimited scalability.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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closed 4/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired Creative Homeowner Press

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America's leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, today announced that it has acquired Federal Marketing Corporation, d/b/a Creative Homeowner, a New Jersey-based publisher and distributor of books, house plans and related products for the $340-million home and garden retail book market.
buyer: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation publishes, prints and sells books. Courier has two lines of business: full-service book manufacturing and specialty publishing. The Company is focused on achieving industry-leading financial performance by serving markets with above-average growth rates & strong future prospects."
target: Creative Homeowner Press
A leading publisher of high quality and excellent value publications for the home and garden. Creative Homeowner has grown significantly to include titles covering all aspects of the home and garden, including decorating & design, home repair & improvement, and gardening & landscaping.
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closed 10/17/2005 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired Moore-Langen Printing Company, Inc.

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America's leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, today announced that it has acquired Moore-Langen Printing Company, Inc., an Indianapolis-based printer specializing in book covers and known for innovative production techniques.
buyer: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation publishes, prints and sells books. Courier has two lines of business: full-service book manufacturing and specialty publishing. The Company is focused on achieving industry-leading financial performance by serving markets with above-average growth rates & strong future prospects."
target: Moore-Langen Printing Company, Inc.
Founded in 1864, Moore Langen has a long history of service to educational publishers. In recent years it has also gained widespread recognition as a technology leader, particularly for its precise printing of registered holograms.
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closed 6/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Ingram Content Group, Inc., acquired NBN International

synopsis: Ingram Content Group, a US based service provider to the book publishing industry, has acquired Book Network Int’l Limited (NBN International), an international physical and digital book distributor, based in the UK.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Ingram Content Group, Inc.
Ingram Content Group Inc. got its start in 1964 as a textbook depository and has since grown and transformed into a comprehensive publishing industry services company that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. "
target parent: Rowman & Littlefield
target: NBN International
NBN International is a UK based, publisher-focused distribution company with a winning philosophy of partnership, flexibility and affordability.
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announced 3/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

1010 Printing Group Limited, will acquire Regent Publishing Services

synopsis: 1010 Printing Group announced that it has entered into a share transfer agreement where it has agreed to acquire 75% of the share capital of Regent Publishing Services from Quarto Publishing. Regent Publishing Services specializes in buying print and book production within the highly competitive markets of Southeast Asia.
buyer: 1010 Printing Group Limited (SEHK:1127:$208.02)
1010 Printing provides printing services to international book publishers, trade, professional and educational conglomerates and print media companies. Their printed products comprise mainly of illustrated leisure and lifestyle books, educational text books, learning materials and children’s books. "
target parent: Quarto Group
target: Regent Publishing Services
Regent Publishing Services specializes in buying print and book production within the highly competitive markets of Southeast Asia. Established in 1985, Regent assists hundreds of customers around the world. Regent provides prepress, printing, binding, and shipping services.
price ($mm)
$7.01*
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2015 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Courier Corporation

synopsis: RR Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Courier Corporation, one of America's major book manufacturers as well as a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation is America’s second largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands offering award-winning content and thousands of titles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$265 [$298]
rev ($mm)
$278
EBITDA ($mm)
$37
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
cancelled 2/5/2015 via BusinessWire

Quad/Graphics, cancelled an acquisition of Courier Corporation

synopsis: Quad/Graphics, Inc. and Courier Corporation jointly announced it has canceled a definitive agreement by which Quad/Graphics will acquire Courier, a leading innovator in book manufacturing, publishing and content management. The acquisition accelerates Quad/Graphics’ three-year strategy to transform its book platform.
buyer: Quad/Graphics (QUAD:$3,923.40)
Quad/Graphics is a leading global printer and media channel integrator that helps marketers and publishers capitalize on print’s ability to complement and connect with other media channels. They provide a range of print solutions, media solutions and logistics services from multiple locations. "
target: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation is America’s second largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands offering award-winning content and thousands of titles.
price ($mm)
$231
rev ($mm)
$283
EBITDA ($mm)
$39
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 11/19/2014 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired Digital Page Grafica e Editora

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America’s leading innovators in book manufacturing, publishing and content management, announced the completion of its acquisition of a 60% interest in Digital Page Grafica e Editora, a digital printer based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
buyer: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation is America’s second largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands offering award-winning content and thousands of titles. "
target: Digital Page Grafica e Editora
Digital Page Gráfica E Editora Ltda. is a Brazil textbook printer. The company is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Digital Page provides innovative solutions that integrate with greater efficiency, quality and speed in the whole process of printing and finishing.
price ($mm)
$9.00*
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/5/2020 via PR Web

RPI, acquired Blurb, Inc.

synopsis: Reischling Press, Inc. (RPI) a pioneer in the personalized print services market, has acquired Blurb, an industry-leading e-commerce platform for print-on-demand books, magazines, wall décor, and digital services. Blurb enables individuals, creatives and businesses to create, publish, share, and sell photo books, trade books, magazines, and eBooks.
buyer: RPI
Reischling Press, Inc. (RPI) is a leading make‐on‐demand producer of private label personalized print services to businesses around the world, including books, greeting cards and business products for ecommerce companies, mass retailers, and Fortune 1000 corporations. "
target: Blurb, Inc.
Blurb is an industry-leading e-commerce platform for print-on-demand books, magazines, wall décor, and digital services. Blurb enables individuals, creative professionals and businesses to create, publish, share, and sell high-quality photo books, trade books, magazines, and eBooks.
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closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Najafi Companies, acquired Author Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House has sold its Author Solutions division to an affiliate of the Najafi Companies, a private investment firm. Author Solutions, LLC, is the world’s leading supported self-publishing services provider.
buyer: Najafi Companies
Najafi Companies is an International private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, and holdings in consumer, media, technology, industrial, energy and real estate. The firm makes highly-selective investments in companies with strong management teams across a variety of industries. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, LLC, is the world’s leading supported self-publishing services provider. Author Solutions’ leading self-publishing imprints have helped more than 200,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 250,000 new titles.
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closed 2/19/2014 via PR Newswire

Thomson-Shore, Inc., acquired PublishNext

synopsis: Thomson-Shore, Inc. has acquired PublishNext and its subsidiary, Seattle Book Company. Through these acquisitions, Thomson-Shore will now offer an end-to-end platform, including publishing, production, and distribution services that meet the evolving needs of their publishing customers around the world.
buyer: Thomson-Shore, Inc.
Thomson-Shore is a 100 percent employee-owned full service book publishing, production, and distribution company. Their company specializes in fulfilling the needs of book publishers, from an author’s initial Word document to the end reader. "
target: PublishNext
PublishNext provides authors with professional services to make their book stand out in their niche market, quality manufacturing delivered on time, and marketing strategies to move the book beyond their friends and family.
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closed 7/19/2012 via Reuters

Penguin Group, acquired Author Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin books owner Pearson has bought Author Solutions Inc (ASI) from Bertram Capital. Formed in 2007, ASI has enabled 150,000 authors to publish, market and distribute more than 190,000 books in print and electronic formats.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Penguin Group
The Penguin Group is a trade book publisher, the second largest in the world, after Random House. It is owned by Pearson PLC, the global media company who also own Pearson, the world's largest education publishing and technology group and the Financial Times, the business information group. "
target parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
target: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world.
price ($mm)
$116
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Author Solutions, Inc., acquired Trafford Publishing

synopsis: Author Solutions, the world leader in indie book publishing - the fastest-growing segment of book publishing, announced the acquisition of the publishing assets of Trafford Publishing of Victoria, British Columbia.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world. "
target: Trafford Publishing
The first company in the world to offer an "on-demand publishing service," Trafford has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford also was one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books.
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closed 1/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Author Solutions, Inc., acquired Xlibris

synopsis: Author Solutions, Inc., the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of book publishing, announced the acquisition of Xlibris - a pioneering leader in print-on-demand self-publishing services. Kevin Weiss, ASI president and chief executive officer, made the announcement to Xlibris employees.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world. "
target: Xlibris
Xlibris, a self-publishing brand of Author Solutions, Inc., is one of the leading publishing services providers for authors.
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closed 1/22/2007 via BusinessWire

Bertram Capital Management LLC., acquired AuthorHouse

synopsis: Bertram Capital, a private equity firm based in Palo Alto, California, has purchased Author Solutions, Inc., the holding company for AuthorHouse, from Gazelle Tech Ventures, an Indiana-based venture capital firm, in a transaction announced today by Bryan Smith, president and CEO of AuthorHouse.
buyer: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
Located in San Mateo, CA, Bertram Capital Management is a private equity investment firm with $350 million in capital under management. Bertram Capital is committed to providing meaningful operational and strategic resources to facilitate rapid growth in revenue and profitability. "
target parent: Gazelle TechVentures
target: AuthorHouse
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world.
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announced 2/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Media Do, will acquire Pubridge

synopsis: Media Do has resolved to acquire a 70.52% stake in Pubridge from Innovation Network Corporation of Japan. Pubridge provides electronic publishing services for Japanese books and magazines. It also offers data storage services for publications and provides distribution support for e-book stores.
buyer: Media Do (TSE:3678:$419.61)
Media Do distributes electronic book content. The Company offers various types of eBook publications including comics, fiction and nonfiction books, photo-books, and magazines. "
target parent: Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
target: Pubridge
Pubridge provides electronic publishing services for Japanese books and magazines. It also offers data storage services for publications and provides distribution support for e-book stores.
price ($mm)
$70*
rev ($mm)
$130
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

GD Web Offset, acquired Garnett Dickinson Print

synopsis: Garnett Dickinson, a group of companies that specialize in printing and direct marketing, have been acquired by GD Web Offset, a company that was created to acquire Garnett Dickinson. The company is led by Paul Mursell and Jeremy Spring.
buyer: GD Web Offset
GD Web Offset was created for the purposes of acquiring Garnett Dickinson Print, a direct marketing and printing company. The company is led by Paul Mursell and Jeremy Spring. They are based in the United Kingdom. "
target parent: Wagner Investments
target: Garnett Dickinson Print
Garnett Dickinson Print specializes in the production of high quality magazines, catalogs and brochures, and can accommodate a diverse range of formats and complexities.
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closed 3/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wagner Investments, acquired Garnett Dickinson Print

synopsis: Garnett Dickinson Print was bought by Wagner Investments, a company owned by former Garnett Dickinson CEO Nick Alexander. Garnett Dickinson Print offers printing services for magazines, catalogues, and brochures. It also provides an array of enhanced, enterprise wide multi channel, customer centric marketing solutions through GD Direct Solutions.
buyer: Wagner Investments
Wagner Investments is led by Nick Alexander, former Chief Executive Officer of Garnett Dickinson Group, an award winning print and direct marketing group located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK. "
target: Garnett Dickinson Print
Garnett Dickinson Print specialises in the production of high quality magazines, catalogues, and brochures. Together with GD Direct Solutions, they also provide an array of enhanced, enterprise wide multi channel, customer centric marketing solutions.
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closed 5/7/2014 via BNC Analysis

Blurb, Inc., acquired MagCloud

synopsis: Blurb, a self-publishing and marketing platform, acquired MagCloud under a licensing agreement from HP. MagCloud is a web service from Hewlett-Packard that allows users to self-publish and distribute content as a professional-quality print publication or digitally for mobile and online viewing.
buyer: Blurb, Inc.
Blurb® is a self-publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, promote, and sell professional-quality printed books and ebooks. "
target parent: HP
target: MagCloud
MagCloud is a web service from Hewlett-Packard that allows users to self-publish and distribute content—for business or personal use—as a professional-quality print publication or digitally for mobile and online viewing.
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closed 5/30/2014 via BusinessWire

Quad/Graphics, acquired Brown Printing Company

synopsis: Quad/Graphics, Inc. and Brown Printing Company jointly announced Quad/Graphics, a leading global printer and media channel integrator, acquired Brown, which serves premier publishers and catalogers with printing, distribution and integrated media solutions.
buyer: Quad/Graphics (QUAD:$3,923.40)
Quad/Graphics is a leading global printer and media channel integrator that helps marketers and publishers capitalize on print’s ability to complement and connect with other media channels. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: Brown Printing Company
Brown serves America’s premier publishers and catalogers with premedia, printing, distribution, and integrated media solutions. Brown is a proven industry leader with a client focused culture that offers customized solutions to meet their clients' individual needs.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
$350
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
4.0x
closed 1/17/2018 via PR Newswire

Dyehard Fan Supply, acquired SEE Merchandising LLC

synopsis: Dyehard Fan Supply, an event and retail merchandise experience and e-commerce company, has acquired the assets of New York-based Sports Entertainment Events Merchandising (SEE Merchandising). The company designs, manufactures, and retails souvenir merchandise for a broad range of live event, sports, and entertainment properties.
buyer parent: Teall Investments
buyer: Dyehard Fan Supply
Dyehard Fan Supply is an event and retail merchandise experience and e-commerce company formed and managed by Teall Capital. "
target: SEE Merchandising LLC
Founded almost 30 years ago, SEE Merchandising has been unique in the marketplace in that it has catered to both sports and entertainment events.
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closed 11/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Chatbooks, acquired Guesterly

synopsis: Chatbooks, a subscription service for printed photo books, has acquired Guesterly, a company that creates pocket-sized printed event guides. Event organizers for large conferences to wedding planners for intimate affairs have used Guesterly's patented online platform to create digital and paper books that wow guests and make a lasting impression.
buyer: Chatbooks
Chatbooks is a subscription service for printed photo books. Chatbooks is on a mission to make it easy and affordable to enjoy photos and memories in the real world. "
target: Guesterly
Guesterly is a company that creates pocket-sized printed event guides. Event organizers for large conferences to wedding planners for intimate affairs have used their patented online platform to create digital and paper books that wow guests and make a lasting impression.
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closed 11/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Circle Graphics, acquired Imagic

synopsis: Circle Graphics, the world's largest producer of grand-format digital graphics, announced its acquisition of Imagic, a large and grand-format printing company focused on serving the transit advertising market. The acquisition futher expands Circle Graphics' customer base and industry leading out-of home advertising services.
buyer: Circle Graphics
Circle Graphics is the world’s foremost producer of grand and large-format digital graphics. They are an industry leader in creating innovative products for outdoor advertising, business signage, wall decor, art reproduction, and the professional photography and art communities. "
target: Imagic
Imagic turns creative ideas into big, beautiful, highly visible images. They are an expert digital printer serving the largest media companies and creative agencies. Imagic produces large format printed media on a wide variety of substrates for all types of Out-of-Home and architectural campaigns.
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