Like Art Division

announced 2/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Circle Graphics, will purchase Art Division from CafePress

synopsis: Circle Graphics, the world’s largest producer of grand-format digital graphics, will acquire the Art Division from CafePress Inc. The acquisition will allow Circle Graphics to enhance its Consumer Digital Printing Division by offering its retail and wholesale customers an expanded selection of curated content of more than 1.5 million images.
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. "
seller: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. CafePress's Art Division offers retail and wholesale customers a huge selection of images. The Art Division includes a 60,000-square-foot production facility in Raleigh, N.C.
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$32
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closed 11/9/2012 via PR Newswire

printed.com, acquired Goodprint

synopsis: Tangent Communications owner of printed.com; provider of sticker printing and general online printing services, has announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of the multi-national online company Goodprint for £10.2 million.
buyer parent: Tangent Communications plc
buyer: printed.com
printed.com is an online only printing store offering high quality printing of paper products, from business cards to postcards, stickers to luxury wedding stationery at an affordable rate. "
target: Goodprint
Goodprint is an online printer supplying high quality business cards, postcards and stationery. Goodprint allows users to design their own business cards, letterheads, compliment slips, postcards and labels online or upload their own design.
price ($mm)[EV]
$16 [$11]
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
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closed 1/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Planet Cards SAS, acquired Bonnyprints GmbH

synopsis: Bonnyprints has been acquired by Planet Cards SAS, the French market leader for personalized wedding­, birthday­ and special occasion­cards. Founded in 2009, Bonnyprints and its web shop Wunderkarten.de have the biggest online presence for personalized cards in Germany. Bonnyprints is also active in Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain and France.
buyer: Planet Cards SAS
Planet Cards allows customers to create and order customized birthday, wedding, and special occasion cards, photobooks and presents, through an easy to use online-tool. Based in France, Planet Cards works in 13 different countries in Europe. "
target parent: Rocket Internet
target: Bonnyprints GmbH
Bonnyprints is one of Europe’s fastest growing online destinations for customisable print products. Their business is based on the firm belief that printed paper products with a personal touch make a huge difference in today’s world of high speed digital communication.
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closed 3/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Art Gun, LLC, acquired DTG2Go

synopsis: Delta Apparel, Inc., a leading provider of basic and branded apparel, headwear and related accessories, announced that Art Gun, LLC, its wholly-owned subsidiary, has acquired substantially all of the assets of TeeShirt Ink Inc. d/b/a DTG2Go, a premium provider of digital, direct-to-garment printed products.
buyer parent: Delta Apparel, Inc.
buyer: Art Gun, LLC
Art Gun, LLC is a leader in the direct-to-garment printing and fulfillment marketplace, with one of the most highly-automated factory processes for delivering on-demand, digitally printed apparel of all types as well as other items. "
target: DTG2Go
TeeShirt Ink Inc. d/b/a DTG2Go, is a premium provider of direct to garment (DTG) printing and is emerging as a leader in the custom apparel industry. Their fulfillment center distributes product to major brands and retailers across the world.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
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closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Artifact Uprising, acquired Artifact Uprising

synopsis: Artifact Uprising announced that its management team bought back the company from its parent Visual Supply Co. (VSCO). Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos with a focus on responsibly-sourced materials and elevated design.
buyer: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine. "
target parent: VSCO
target: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
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announced 10/21/2015 via Company Press Release

Electra Private Equity PLC, Exponent Private Equity, will acquire PhotoBox Limited

synopsis: Electra Private Equity PLC, a private equity investment trust on the London Stock Exchange, and Exponent Private Equity, a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses, announced the proposed acquisition of Photobox Group, Europe's leading digital consumer service for personalised products and gifts.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Electra Private Equity PLC (LSE:ELTA:$668.96)
Electra Private Equity PLC ("Electra") is a private equity investment trust quoted on the London Stock Exchange since 1976 achieving investment returns substantially in excess of the FTSE All-Share Index. Exponent Private Equity is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. "
target: PhotoBox Limited
PhotoBox Limited operates an online photo printing and sharing community. The company’s online digital photo service helps people to create memories and keep them alive through photo books, cards, wall décor items, mugs, T-shirts, and more.
price ($mm)
$619
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EBITDA ($mm)
$44
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14.1x
closed 1/7/2015 via Company Press Release

VSCO, acquired Artifact Uprising

synopsis: VSCO® (Visual Supply Company®), an art and technology company, announced that it had acquired Artifact Uprising. The Denver, CO based company enables people to transform digital images into premium quality photo books, prints, and gifts.
buyer: VSCO
VSCO® (Visual Supply Company®) is an art and technology company building an ecosystem of digital tools, services and community for modern creatives. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Oakland, California, with additional offices in Colorado Springs and New York City. "
target: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
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closed 12/2/2014 via PR Web

MailPix, acquired winkflash

synopsis: MailPix, the photo-printing and gifting site, has acquired Winkflash, a 12-year-old photo-printing site based in Attleboro, MA. Winkflash is a seamlessly integrated service made to print customer's 240 billion+ Facebook and Instagram photos and photos from any phone, device or computer.
buyer: MailPix
MailPix.com is the pre-eminent site for allowing users to print photos instantly at thousands of retailers from their phone app or PC and also offers convenient mail-to-home. MailPix preserves photo memories as photo books, canvas, prints, cards, enlargements and other photo gift products. "
target: winkflash
Winkflash is a seamlessly integrated service made to print customer's 240 billion+ Facebook and Instagram photos and photos from any phone, device or computer. They print photos the same day at thousands of retailers from your phone app or PC and offer convenient mail-to-home shipping.
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closed 8/14/2013 via Reuters

Elanders AB, acquired myphotobook GmbH

synopsis: Elanders AB announced that the Company has acquired Myphotobook GmbH, a European e-commerce company specializing in personalized photo products for consumers.
buyer: Elanders AB
Elanders AB operates in two segments. The Infologistics segment offers user information, product catalogues, and documentation that support market communication. The Infoprint segment produces information intensive printed matter for industrial and commercial companies. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: myphotobook GmbH
myphotobook is one of the most modern photo applications on the Internet. myphotobook allows users to design their own photo books, canvases, alu dibonds, photo calendars, posters and order photo prints.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$21
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0.7x
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closed 10/16/2012 via BusinessWire

liveBooks, Inc., acquired Pinhole Press

synopsis: liveBooks, Inc. announced the acquisition of on-demand photo companies Pinhole Press and Pinhole Pro. Both Pinhole Press, a lifestyle brand aimed at consumers, and Pinhole Pro, which targets the professional photographer market, provide an unmatched user experience with timeless, elegant e-commerce products.
buyer: liveBooks, Inc.
Founded in 2005, liveBooks, Inc. is a photo-rich content management platform focused on sharing and distributing across the web, mobile and print-on-demand channels. "
target parent: Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc.
target: Pinhole Press
Pinhole Press is a lifestyle brand delivering high-quality personalized photo products to the home consumer market. Pinhole Pro was later launched in 2011 as the premier destination for similar print-on-demand needs of the professional photographer community.
price ($mm)
$33
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closed 10/31/2012 via GlobeNewswire

CafePress, acquired EZ Prints Inc.

synopsis: CafePress Inc., The World's Customization Engine™, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of EZ Prints, Inc., a deployable e-commerce software platform.
buyer: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. Each month over 11 million shoppers visit CafePress to buy or create custom T-shirts, mugs, posters and other unique gifts that reflect their interests, passions, beliefs and affiliations. "
target: EZ Prints Inc.
EZ Prints' print-on-demand and personalization solutions power some of the world's largest brands, creating revenue streams with their world-class technology, products, design and manufacturing.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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1.2x
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37.7x
closed 2/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Snap MyLife, Inc., acquired Inkubook

synopsis: Author Solutions, Inc. has sold Inkubook, an online personal photobook publishing service to Snap MyLife, Inc. Inkubook was developed by Author Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of self-publishing services and a portfolio company of Bertram Capital.
buyer: Snap MyLife, Inc.
Based in Princeton, NJ, Snap MyLife, Inc. is a fast-growing developer of consumer cloud-service applications for managing content on mobile devices and other internet-enabled consumer electronics. "
target parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
target: Inkubook
Inkubook is an easy-to-use online personal photo book publishing service that enables people to make drop-dead gorgeous photo books in minutes. With Inkubook, it's simple to upload photos and then drag-and-drop them onto creative layouts to make a fantastic book.
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closed 11/1/2011 via BusinessWire

VistaPrint N.V., acquired Albumprinter BV

synopsis: Vistaprint N.V., a leading online provider of professional marketing products and services to micro businesses and the home, announced it has completed its acquisition of Albumprinter, a privately held Dutch photo book and photo product company.
buyer: VistaPrint N.V. (CMPR:$2,481.36)
Vistaprint provides more than eleven million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional options to make an impression. VistaPrint's business model is supported by proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities, and direct marketing expertise. "
target: Albumprinter BV
Albumprinter is one of the leading European online photo book companies, targeting customers in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Germany, France, Sweden and Norway. It operates the Albelli, Bonusprint and Önskefoto consumer brands.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
$51
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
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1.8x
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10.8x
closed 9/2/2020 via BusinessWire

PlanetArt, acquired CafePress

synopsis: PlanetArt, a subsidiary of Claranova Group, has acquired the assets of CafePress from Shutterfly LLC’s Snapfish business unit. As the developer of one of the world’s best known ecommerce creation platforms, CafePress brings a new growth engine to PlanetArt, one of the fastest growing businesses in the personalized products space.
buyer parent: Claranova S.A.
buyer: PlanetArt
PlanetArt is a leading technology platform in the personalized products industry. The company develops and operates more than a dozen ecommerce sites and mobile apps for iOS and Android, including FreePrints, Personal Creations, SimplytoImpress, and Gifts.com. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is an online retailer of custom merchandise. The company's online marketplace is an evergrowing selection of designs to put on hundreds of products, from buttery soft t-shirts to trendy home decor. CafePress's designs come from shopkeepers, fan portals, and licensed content.
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announced 9/28/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Snapfish, will acquire CafePress

synopsis: Snapfish, the leader in online photo printing services, is to acquire CafePress, the world’s best online gift shop. With over one billion items, their purpose is to bring their customers’ passions to life by helping them express themselves and connect with others through unique designs and products.
buyer parent: District Photo Inc.
buyer: Snapfish
Headquartered in San Francisco, Ca., Snapfish is the leader in online photo printing services. Founded in 1999, it provides high-quality photo products to consumers looking for great value and selection. "
target: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world’s best online gift shop. With over one billion items, their purpose is to bring their customers’ passions to life by helping them express themselves and connect with others through unique designs and products.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27 [$6]
rev ($mm)
$78
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0.1x
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closed 3/6/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Digital Fuel Capital, LLC, Gladstone Investment Corporation, acquired LogoSportsWear.com

synopsis: Gladstone Investment Corporation with Digital Fuel Capital announced that it has invested a combination of debt and equity to purchase LogoSportswear, Inc., a business unit of Cafepress, Inc. LogoSportswear is an online provider of user-customized uniforms and apparel for teams, leagues, schools, businesses and organizations.
buyer: Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN:$65.01)
buyer: Digital Fuel Capital, LLC
Gladstone Investment Corporation is a publicly traded business development company that seeks to make debt and equity investments in small and mid-sized businesses in the United States in connection with acquisitions, changes in control and recapitalizations. "
target parent: CafePress
target: LogoSportsWear.com
LogoSportswear is an online provider of user-customized uniforms and apparel for teams, leagues, schools, businesses and organizations. The business sells products online through three core brands: LogoSportswear, TeamSportswear, and TFUND.
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$9.73
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announced 2/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Circle Graphics, will purchase Art Division from CafePress

synopsis: Circle Graphics, the world’s largest producer of grand-format digital graphics, will acquire the Art Division from CafePress Inc. The acquisition will allow Circle Graphics to enhance its Consumer Digital Printing Division by offering its retail and wholesale customers an expanded selection of curated content of more than 1.5 million images.
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. "
seller: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. CafePress's Art Division offers retail and wholesale customers a huge selection of images. The Art Division includes a 60,000-square-foot production facility in Raleigh, N.C.
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$32
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closed 10/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

CafePress, acquired InvitationBox.com

synopsis: CafePress Inc ., the custom-goods producer, has acquired the company behind customized-stationery website InvitationBox.com, according to a new version of its prospectus filed with regulators.
buyer: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. Each month over 11 million shoppers visit CafePress to buy or create custom T-shirts, mugs, posters and other unique gifts that reflect their interests, passions, beliefs and affiliations. "
target: InvitationBox.com
InvitationBox.com is one of the internet’s largest stationery retailers. InvitationBox.com take great pride in offering a high quality and diverse range of products to customers from birth announcements and wedding invitations to party invitations, stationery, gift items and more.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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closed 10/31/2012 via GlobeNewswire

CafePress, acquired EZ Prints Inc.

synopsis: CafePress Inc., The World's Customization Engine™, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of EZ Prints, Inc., a deployable e-commerce software platform.
buyer: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. Each month over 11 million shoppers visit CafePress to buy or create custom T-shirts, mugs, posters and other unique gifts that reflect their interests, passions, beliefs and affiliations. "
target: EZ Prints Inc.
EZ Prints' print-on-demand and personalization solutions power some of the world's largest brands, creating revenue streams with their world-class technology, products, design and manufacturing.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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1.2x
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37.7x
closed 4/9/2012 via GlobeNewswire

CafePress, acquired LogoSportsWear.com

synopsis: CafePress Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Logo'd Softwear, Inc., an e-commerce provider of personalized apparel and merchandise for groups and organizations.
buyer: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. Each month over 11 million shoppers visit CafePress to buy or create custom T-shirts, mugs, posters and other unique gifts that reflect their interests, passions, beliefs and affiliations. "
target: LogoSportsWear.com
LogoSportsWear.com is the company behind custom sportswear outlet LogoSportwear.com, as well as team uniform printers TeamSportswear.com, school apparel site Custom School Sportswear and a t-shirt print shop Custom T-Shirts Printed.
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announced 9/2/2010 via BusinessWire

CafePress, will acquire Canvas On Demand, LLC

synopsis: CafePress, the leading source for custom printing, announced that it acquired Canvas On Demand, an online source for creating personalized custom canvases from users’ photographs, and its sister companies, Canvas On Demand Pro and Great Big Canvas.
buyer: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. Each month over 11 million shoppers visit CafePress to buy or create custom T-shirts, mugs, posters and other unique gifts that reflect their interests, passions, beliefs and affiliations. "
target: Canvas On Demand, LLC
Canvas on Demand is well known as the best place online to create custom art and canvases. Canvas on Demand take your prized photograph and transform it into an amazing canvas work of art.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$8
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2.2x
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closed 7/9/2008 via PR Newswire

CafePress, acquired Imagekind

synopsis: CafePress, the recognized leader of user-generated commerce, announced the acquisition of Imagekind, the fastest-growing user-generated site offering high-quality fine framed art. The two companies share similar business models -- providing customers with the opportunity to create, buy and sell their own unique merchandise.
buyer: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress.com is the leading online marketplace that offers sellers complete e-commerce services to independently create and sell a wide variety of products, and offers buyers unique merchandise across virtually every topic. "
target: Imagekind
Imagekind.com is the world's fastest growing online marketplace for art. By offering more than one million high-quality fine art images by more than 50,000 established and emerging artists, Imagekind.com gives consumers limitless options to acquire museum-quality framed giclee (zhee-clay) prints.
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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 1/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Circle Graphics, acquired MMT

synopsis: Circle Graphics, Inc., a producer of digital graphics for consumers, professionals, and businesses, has acquired the assets of Metromedia Technologies, Inc. (MMT), a media display company. MMT a leader in grand format visual solutions, having originated digital print technology that ushered in the age of high-quality digitally printed billboards.
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: MMT
MetroMedia Technologies (MMT) is a Media Display Company serving the Out of Home Advertising, Sports & Event venues, and Retail Environments. MMT is a leader in grand format visual solutions, having originated digital print technology that ushered in high-quality digitally printed billboards.
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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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announced 2/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Circle Graphics, will purchase Art Division from CafePress

synopsis: Circle Graphics, the world’s largest producer of grand-format digital graphics, will acquire the Art Division from CafePress Inc. The acquisition will allow Circle Graphics to enhance its Consumer Digital Printing Division by offering its retail and wholesale customers an expanded selection of curated content of more than 1.5 million images.
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. "
seller: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. CafePress's Art Division offers retail and wholesale customers a huge selection of images. The Art Division includes a 60,000-square-foot production facility in Raleigh, N.C.
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$32
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closed 10/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Circle Graphics, acquired Mammoth Media, Inc.

synopsis: Circle Graphics, the world's largest producer of grand-format digital graphics, has announced the acquisition of Mammoth Media, a grand-format printing company with a focus on the transit market. Mammoth Media, Inc. was established in 2003 with the idea of becoming one of the first "true wholesale grand-format printing companies" in the country.
buyer: Circle Graphics
Circle Graphics is an industry leader and the world's largest producer of grand format digital graphics including outdoor advertising, wall decor, art reproduction, and the professional photography and art communities. "
target: Mammoth Media, Inc.
Mammoth Media, Inc. is a premier grand-format production facility, specializing in grand-format printing and out-of-home advertising. Mammoth Media, Inc. was established in 2003 with the idea of becoming one of the first "true wholesale grand-format printing companies" in the country.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Thysse, acquired Sign Edge

synopsis: Thysse, a company specializing in visual communication, has acquired Sign Edge. A premier graphics and wrap company in Middleton, WI, Sign Edge, founded in 1994 has helped small businesses bolster their brand.
buyer: Thysse
Thysse is a third-generation, innovative company in Oregon, WI, specializing in visual communication. They offer services in direct mail, catalogs, fleet vehicles, apparel, signage, store fronts, printing and more. "
target: Sign Edge
Sign Edge is a Middleton-based specialty graphics firm. A premier graphics and wrap company in Middleton, WI, Sign Edge, founded in 1994 has helped small businesses bolster their brand.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Signs.com, acquired Ferrari Color

synopsis: Signs.com, a leader in the online signage industry, has acquired Ferrari Color, a provider of large-format digital-imaging solutions. Ferrari Color offers large format printing, trade show and in-store graphics as well as digital laser prints using the latest printing technology and a variety of materials.
buyer: Signs.com
Signs.com is a leader in the online signage industry. Signs.com specializes in providing custom signage solutions through an advanced e-commerce platform. Signs.com allows users to design, customize and order high quality banners, yard signs, decals, magnets and all other types of signage. "
target: Ferrari Color
Founded in 1978, Ferrari Color is a provider of large-format digital-imaging solutions. Ferrari Color offers large format printing, trade show and in-store graphics as well as digital laser prints using the latest printing technology and a variety of materials.
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closed 1/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Takeform, acquired PrintLeader

synopsis: Takeform, an experiential graphics and wayfinding firm based in Medina, has acquired Buffalo-based PrintLeader. PrintLeader is a full-service, large-format digital printing and installation company. Takeform and PrintLeader had collaborated on projects for national accounts over the past year, paving the way for a uniting of the firms.
buyer: Takeform
Takeform is an experiential graphics and wayfinding firm. Takeform helping people find their way through labyrinth spaces is important, of course. Symbols, Shared experience and Belonging these are part of the vocabulary of architects and designers. "
target: PrintLeader
PrintLeader goal is to exceed the customer’s expectations by providing the highest quality and service levels possible at each and every opportunity. The company principles in delivering products and services are to do so with integrity, honesty and ethics.
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closed 11/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Lynx Equity Limited, acquired Integrity Signs

synopsis: Lynx Equity Limited, a diversified private equity firm announced the acquisition of Calgary, Alberta’s Integrity Signs. Integrity Signs started as a vinyl sign shop, and has grown to become one of Calgary’s leading full service sign manufacturing and installation facilities. They provide sign installation and solutions of any size.
buyer: Lynx Equity Limited
Lynx Equity is a Toronto-based diversified private equity firm focused on acquiring small and medium-sized businesses from owners looking to retire. They have a proven track record in identifying and building value in a diversified portfolio of companies based primarily in Ontario, Canada. "
target: Integrity Signs
Integrity Signs has stood the test of time in the signage industry. Beginning as a small vinyl shop, the company has continued to invest in technology and has grown into a full service sign manufacturing and installation facility, catering to both big and small needs.
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closed 8/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Tukaiz, acquired Dr. Graphx

synopsis: Tukaiz, a leading technology and marketing services company, announced the acquisition of Dr. Graphx, an environmental graphic solutions firm specializing in design, production and installation.
buyer: Tukaiz
Tukaiz is a results-driven technology and marketing services company based in Franklin Park, IL. The infrastructure of Tukaiz includes services comprised of creative and advertising, software development, print production, inventory management and fulfillment and distribution services. "
target: Dr. Graphx
Dr. Graphx is an environmental graphic solutions firm specializing in design, production and installation. They produce wall and window graphics, environmental graphic elements, and many more specialty items to enhance brands and support their message.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Arcapita Inc., acquired MC Sign Company

synopsis: Arcapita, the global investment firm headed by Bahrain’s Atif A Abdulmalik, announced that it had acquired a controlling interest in MC Sign Company, one of the main US signage and lighting services companies.
buyer: Arcapita Inc.
Arcapita is a global Shari’ah compliant alternative investment manager, with offices in Bahrain, Atlanta, London and Singapore. Arcapita’s principal lines of business are private equity and real estate. "
target parent: Caltius Equity Partners
target: MC Sign Company
Founded in 1953, MC Sign is an Ohio-based company that provides signage solutions for companies in the retail, banking, hospitality, quick service restaurant and petroleum segments in the US and Canada and boasts in excess of 275 clients.
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$100*
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closed 12/6/2017 via PR Web

Lettering Express, acquired Vinyl Vikings

synopsis: Lettering Express, industry leaders in printing and signage for 30 years, has announced the acquisition of Vinyl Vikings, a vehicle wrap specialist. Vinyl Vikings is one of the fastest growing Vehicle Wrap and Graphics Companies in the Oklahoma City Metro area. They are locally owned and operated, founded in 2015 by Tyler Hartgrove and Scott Hill.
buyer: Lettering Express
Founded in 1988, Lettering Express- Oklahoma’s leading business creative corporation, has provided businesses with all of their printing needs through offering graphic design services ranging from vehicle wraps and banners to promotional products and apparel. "
target: Vinyl Vikings
Vinyl Vikings is one of the fastest growing Vehicle Wrap and Graphics Companies in the Oklahoma City Metro area. They are locally owned and operated, founded in 2015 by Tyler Hartgrove and Scott Hill. They have over 20 years combined experience in Graphic Design, Marketing and Vinyl Installation.
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closed 12/6/2017 via PR Web

Lettering Express, acquired Monster Graphics

synopsis: Lettering Express, industry leaders in printing and signage for 30 years, has announced the acquisition of Monster Graphics, a vehicle wrap specialist. Monster Graphics is the premier vehicle graphics company in Edmond, OK. They specialize in custom designed wraps & personalized graphics for businesses.
buyer: Lettering Express
Founded in 1988, Lettering Express- Oklahoma’s leading business creative corporation, has provided businesses with all of their printing needs through offering graphic design services ranging from vehicle wraps and banners to promotional products and apparel. "
target: Monster Graphics
Monster Graphics is the premier vehicle graphics company in Edmond. They specialize in custom designed wraps & personalized graphics for businesses as well as all their vehicle restyling needs.
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closed 11/10/2017 via BusinessWire

DATA Communications Management Corp., acquired BOLDER Graphics

synopsis: DATA Communications Management Corp. announced it has acquired privately-held BOLDER Graphics, a leading western Canadian marketing communications business. Their core capabilities are in large-format digital printing, offering point of sale signage, corporate packaging, outdoor signage and vehicle graphics.
buyer: DATA Communications Management Corp. (TSX:DCM:$216.15)
DATA is a leading provider of business communication solutions, bringing value and collaboration to marketing and operation teams across North America. They help marketers and agencies unify and execute communications campaigns across multiple channels. "
target: BOLDER Graphics
BOLDER Graphics is a leading western Canadian marketing communications business, tracing its roots back more than 40 years. Its core capabilities are in large-format digital printing, offering point of sale signage, corporate packaging, outdoor signage and vehicle graphics.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3.12 [$3.91]
rev ($mm)
$6
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EV / rev
0.7x
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

PFI Group, acquired Lofthus Signs & Engraving Ltd

synopsis: Manchester based PFI Group announced that they have acquired Lofthus Signs in Aberdeen. Lofthus Signs, founded in 1951, operates as the largest signage company in the North of Scotland. Lofthus takes a brand identity and solves the complex implementation challenges by managing and streamlining the process.
buyer: PFI Group
The PFI Group provides a truly one-stop solution for all their customer’s signage and print requirements. Their group capabilities extend to bespoke fabrication, large format print, design, installation, in-house finishing (inc a paint-shop), warehousing and fulfilment. "
target: Lofthus Signs & Engraving Ltd
Lofthus Signs helps businesses stand out from their competitors, from signs and graphics, to digitally printed wallpaper and engraving. Lofthus takes a brand identity and solves the complex implementation challenges by managing and streamlining the process.
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announced 6/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Egyptians' Media Company, will acquire Presentation Mohamed Kamel Group

synopsis: The Egyptian Media Company, owned by Egyptian businessman Ahmed Abou Hashima, has signed a new acquisition contract to acquire 51% of Presentation Mohamed Kamel Group ("PMKG"), according to a statement issued by the company. PMKG is leading the market in printing and outdoor field advertising in Egypt.
buyer: Egyptians' Media Company
Egyptians' Media company is an media company owned by Abu Hashima. Abu Hashima is the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of FE Steel and serves as the CEO of the Cairo-based Egyptian Steel Group, which he co-founded in 2010. "
target: Presentation Mohamed Kamel Group
Presentation Mohamed Kamel Group is leading the market in printing and outdoor field advertising in Egypt. By focusing on more than the Cairo governate, PMKG has become the number one print house in Egypt.
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closed 5/6/2016 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Moss, Inc.

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP has acquired Moss Inc., the leading global provider of highly engineered, three-dimensional fabric structures and customized environmental branding solutions. Moss’ three-dimensional visual communication structures and displays enrich marketing and merchandising venues, including tradeshows, corporate and entertainment events.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity/investment firm that was founded January 2001 when the merchant banking group of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, spun out to become an independent firm upon the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank. "
target parent: Century Park Capital Partners
target: Moss, Inc.
Moss Inc. is a leading provider of experiential marketing solutions to the exhibit, event, sports, and retail interior industries. Moss’ three-dimensional visual communication structures and displays enrich marketing and merchandising venues.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

5M Print A/S merged with LogoPaint,

synopsis: LogoPaint and 5m Print have merged in a deal that sees the companies combine to become one of the largest branding and signage companies in Europe and the World’s leading 3D signage company. 5m Print specializes in large format printing such as floor advertising, exhibition carpets and advertising mats and a large selection of banners.
buyer: LogoPaint
LogoPaint A/S is the world’s largest supplier of 3D CamCarpets to sport arenas and sports events worldwide. Founded in 1997, LogoPaint operates in more than 40 countries throughout the world both directly with clients and through associated companies, partners and agencies. "
target: 5M Print A/S
5m Print specializes in large format printing such as floor advertising, exhibition carpets and advertising mats and a large selection of banners for both indoor and outdoor use.
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closed 10/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Benchmark Graphics Ltd merged with Smart Source LLC,

synopsis: Smart Source LLC, one of the fastest growing BPO print management companies, announced a strategic merger with Benchmark Graphics Ltd., a company with over 50 years of expertise in commercial print services and a strong reputation for client relations and customer service.
buyer parent: QuickPivot
buyer: Smart Source LLC
Smart Source is a premier Brand Management BPO and Technology provider. The company takes pride in delivery high quality products, streamlining process and offering best in class technology to a diverse network of clients in industries ranging from healthcare to finance, retail, and manufacturing. "
target: Benchmark Graphics Ltd
Benchmark Graphics, Ltd. produce work that varies from simple 2-color work to billboards, complex point-of-purchase displays, direct mail projects, letter-shop work, packaging and full color assignments with the most elaborate of finishing processes.
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announced 9/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Green Cross Co., Ltd., will acquire Trade Corporation

synopsis: Green Cross Co., Ltd. is a company based in Japan that sells safety equipment, will acquire Trade Corporation. Trade Corporation is a company based in Japan that specializes in the planning and display of advertising materials and signage.
buyer: Green Cross Co., Ltd. (FKSE:7533:$88.07)
Green Cross Co., Ltd. is a company based in Japan that sells safety equipment and products, including products for civil engineering, fire protection and disaster prevention. "
target: Trade Corporation
Trade Corporation is a company based in Japan that specializes in the planning and display of advertising materials and signage.
price ($mm)
$7.31
rev ($mm)
$9
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0.8x
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closed 9/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Caltius Equity Partners, acquired MC Sign Company

synopsis: Caltius Capital Management, a reliable financial partner, providing junior capital to small and medium sized companies, has acquired MC Sign Company, a company that provides mission critical signage and lighting services to a variety of multi-site industries, including quick serve restaurant, retail, convenience stores, and hospitality.
buyer: Caltius Equity Partners
Caltius Capital Management is a reliable financial partner, providing junior capital to small and medium sized companies throughout North America. Caltius Equity makes equity investments in amounts of $10 to $30 million. "
target parent: Sverica International
target: MC Sign Company
MC Sign is a leading national sign and lighting company, meeting customers’ needs from new sign design and manufacturing, installation, on-demand service as well as lighting upgrades and retrofits.
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closed 8/26/2015 via BusinessWire

Moss, Inc., acquired Marx & Moschner GmbH

synopsis: Moss Inc., a leading provider of experiential marketing solutions to the exhibit, event, and retail interior industries, has acquired Marx & Moschner GmbH, a leading European provider of environmental branding solutions to the retail and exhibit markets. The acquisition provides Moss the ability to cross-sell to international customers.
buyer parent: Century Park Capital Partners
buyer: Moss, Inc.
Moss Inc. is a leading producer of experiential marketing solutions to the exhibit, event, sports, and retail interior industries. Moss’ three-dimensional visual communication structures and displays enrich marketing and merchandising venues. "
target: Marx & Moschner GmbH
Marx & Moschner, based in Germany, is a leading provider of environmental branding solutions to the retail and exhibit markets. Their products include large scale textile print solutions, illuminated light tubes and cubes, LED light boxes, banner displays, rollups, flags and printed banner ads.
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closed 7/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Identity Group, acquired Alchemy Dimensional Graphics LLC

synopsis: Identity Group Holdings Corporation, best known for manufacturing and marketing customized interior signs, has completed the acquisition of Alchemy Dimensional Graphics, LLC, a wholesale-only supplier to the architectural signage market.
buyer parent: Merit Capital Partners
buyer: Identity Group
Identity Group manufactures custom identity products engineered to communicate a brand, message, location, or creative theme, and is best known for manufacturing and marketing customized interior signs. "
target: Alchemy Dimensional Graphics LLC
Alchemy Dimensional Graphics is a wholesale-only supplier to the architectural signage market. Based in Hillsborough, NC, Alchemy Dimensional Graphics has multiple patented processes used in creating their unique product lines.
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closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Cimpress N.V., acquired easyflyer SAS

synopsis: Cimpress continues to grow and by acquiring easyflyer.fr, is set to become the largest online print provider in France. Easyflyer has been a major web-to-print player in France since 2009. The company provides business cards, flyers, leaflets, booklets, and banners.
buyer: Cimpress N.V. (CMPR:$2,481.36)
Cimpress N.V. is the world leader in mass customization. For 20 years, the company has focused on developing software and manufacturing capabilities that transform traditional markets in order to make customized products accessible and affordable to everyone. "
target: easyflyer SAS
Easyflyer has been a major web-to-print player in France since 2009. The company provides business cards, flyers, leaflets, booklets, and banners.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Signarama Milwaukee, acquired Design Craft Signs Inc.

synopsis: Signarama Milwaukee has acquired Design Craft Signs, a company that offers sign and graphic services. Sign-A-Rama Milwaukee offers the personal and responsive sign production customer service of a local, owner operated sign company, backed by the infrastructure, expertise, and sign production resources of the world’s largest sign franchise.
buyer: Signarama Milwaukee
Sign-A-Rama Downtown Milwaukee offers the personal and responsive sign production customer service of a local, owner operated Milwaukee sign company, backed by the infrastructure, expertise, and sign production resources of the world’s largest sign franchise. "
target: Design Craft Signs Inc.
Design Craft Signs Inc. offers sign and graphic services. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.
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