Like Journalism Online, LLC

closed 3/24/2011 via AP - Associated Press

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Journalism Online, LLC

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons has acquired Steve Brill’s high-profile paid content project JournalismOnline. JournalismOnline’s Press+ technology and service allow publishers to create a range of paid models for their digital content.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Journalism Online, LLC
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$20 [$20]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Piano Media, a.s., acquired Press+

synopsis: Piano Media, the three-year-old Slovakian paywall tech company has acquired its American counterpart, Press+. The e-commerce platform was created by Journalism Online. It allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano Media is a global leader in online subscription monetization solutions, digital audience development and online subscriber data analysis. They offer the most comprehensive digital subscription platforms in the world. "
target parent: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
target: Press+
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Piano Media, a.s., acquired Press+

synopsis: Piano Media, the three-year-old Slovakian paywall tech company has acquired its American counterpart, Press+. The e-commerce platform was created by Journalism Online. It allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano Media is a global leader in online subscription monetization solutions, digital audience development and online subscriber data analysis. They offer the most comprehensive digital subscription platforms in the world. "
target parent: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
target: Press+
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/24/2011 via AP - Associated Press

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Journalism Online, LLC

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons has acquired Steve Brill’s high-profile paid content project JournalismOnline. JournalismOnline’s Press+ technology and service allow publishers to create a range of paid models for their digital content.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Journalism Online, LLC
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$20 [$20]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Paragon Group UK Limited, purchased Global Document Solutions Business from R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company

synopsis: Paragon Group, the leading provider of Customer Communications, Identification and Graphics Services in Europe, has acquired R.R. Donnelley's Global Document Solutions (GDS) business. The GDS business provides document management services and solutions.
buyer: Paragon Group UK Limited
Paragon Group is a UK-based international organisation providing Customer Communications, Identification and Graphics services. Paragon operates three divisions that provide general customer solutions, specialization in RFID solutions, and design and print services to businesses and consumers. "
seller: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
R.R. Donnelley (RRD) is a leading global provider of multichannel business communications services and marketing solutions. The Global Document Solutions (GDS) business provides document management services and solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$270
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/24/2016 via Crain's BtoB

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Precision Dialogue

synopsis: Print, Digital and Supply Chain Solutions company, R.R. Donnelley has acquired Precision Dialogue, an insights driven, multi-channel customer engagement firm from, the middle market private equity firm, Kirtland Capital Partners.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
R.R. Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, enhance ROI and increase compliance. "
target parent: Kirtland Capital Partners
target: Precision Dialogue
Precision Dialogue is focused on delivering the promise of customer engagement to drive win/win relationships between brands and the customers they serve. They embrace emerging technologies and platforms, seek strategic acquisitions and partner with tech-savvy entrepreneurs.
price ($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
closed 9/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Piano Media, a.s., acquired Press+

synopsis: Piano Media, the three-year-old Slovakian paywall tech company has acquired its American counterpart, Press+. The e-commerce platform was created by Journalism Online. It allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano Media is a global leader in online subscription monetization solutions, digital audience development and online subscriber data analysis. They offer the most comprehensive digital subscription platforms in the world. "
target parent: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
target: Press+
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 2/27/2014 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, will acquire MultiCorpora R&D Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a global provider of integrated communications, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Canadian-based MultiCorpora, an international provider of translation technology solutions.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: MultiCorpora R&D Inc.
Since 1999, MultiCorpora has been exclusively dedicated to providing language technology solutions to enterprises, governments and, language service providers.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/31/2014 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Consolidated Graphics, Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Consolidated Graphics, Inc., a provider of digital and commercial printing, fulfillment services, print management and proprietary Internet-based technology solutions.
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: Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX:$1,048.20)
Consolidated Graphics, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. The company has 70 printing businesses strategically located across 26 states, Toronto, and Prague.
price ($mm)[EV]
$601 [$682]
rev ($mm)
$1,039
EBITDA ($mm)
$118
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
5.8x
announced 5/22/2012 via Market Wire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, will acquire EDGAR Online Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company and EDGAR Online jointly announced that they have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which RR Donnelley will acquire EDGAR Online, a leading provider of disclosure management services, financial data and enterprise risk analytics software and solutions for both corporate and investment professionals.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: EDGAR Online Inc.
EDGAR Online provides financial data, analytics and disclosure management solutions to help corporations and institutional investors facilitate compliance and management of regulatory disclosure filings.
price ($mm)[EV]
$73 [$71]
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/17/2011 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired LibreDigital, Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has acquired Austin, TX-based LibreDigital, a leading provider of digital content distribution, e-reading software, content conversion, data analytics and business intelligence services to book, magazine and newspaper publishers as well as to e-reader device providers.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: LibreDigital, Inc.
LibreDigital is a pioneer of digital replicas for books and periodicals and supports the e-reading supply chain with electronic preparation, distribution and engagement services. LibreDigital is a leading provider of e-content to more than 40 e-commerce sites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$20 [$19]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/16/2011 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Sequence Personal

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a global provider of integrated communications, announced that it has acquired New York-based Sequence Personal, an innovative provider of proprietary software that enables readers to select relevant content to be digitally produced as specialized publications.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: Sequence Personal
Sequence Personal is an innovative provider of proprietary software that enables readers to select relevant content to be digitally produced as specialized publications. Sequence's technologies enable custom publishing across a broad variety of verticals.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.80 [$0.70]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/21/2011 via BusinessWeek

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Helium, Inc.

synopsis: Printing services company R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. acquired Helium.com, which matches online and print publishers with writers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target parent: LaunchCapital LLC
target: Helium, Inc.
Helium is a knowledge co-operative where writers are also editors who read and rate every article on the site. At Helium, they believe that everyone can contribute what they know to share with millions of readers around the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$56 [$57]*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2011 via AP - Associated Press

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Journalism Online, LLC

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons has acquired Steve Brill’s high-profile paid content project JournalismOnline. JournalismOnline’s Press+ technology and service allow publishers to create a range of paid models for their digital content.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Journalism Online, LLC
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$20 [$20]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2011 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired 8touches.com

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has acquired 8touches, an online provider of easy-to-use tools that allow real estate sales associates, brokers, Multiple Listing Service (MLS) associations and other marketers to create customized communications materials such as direct mail, flyers and brochures.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: 8touches.com
8touches is an online provider of easy-to-use tools that allow real estate sales associates, brokers, Multiple Listing Service (MLS) associations and other marketers to create customized communications materials such as direct mail, flyers and brochures.
price ($mm)
$1.10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/14/2010 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Nimblefish Technologies

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has acquired the assets of San Francisco-based Nimblefish Technologies. Nimblefish's innovative software services include integrating direct mail, email, web, PURL and variable video components into multi-touch, multi-channel customer prospecting and engagement programs.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Nimblefish Technologies
Nimblefish is the world's leading software company for marketers. Among Nimblefish's products is Nurture, which enhances customer relationship management programs with highly personalized direct multi-channel communications that speak to the individual interests of each prospect and customer.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.90 [$3.90]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/18/2009 via BusinessWire

RR Donnelley, acquired Prospectus Central, LLC

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced the acquisition of Prospectus Central, LLC. Located in Fitzgerald, GA, Prospectus Central provides mutual fund prospectuses, supplements and SAIs with a breakthrough web-based delivery service.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Prospectus Central, LLC
Prospectus Central powers RR Donnelley’s RightProspectus offering, which provides mutual fund companies, variable annuity companies, retirement product companies, broker/dealers and clearing firms with cost-effective alternatives for distributing prospectuses to investors.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 6/9/2009 via Folio: First Day

RR Donnelley, cancelled an acquisition of Quebecor World Inc.

synopsis: According to a document filed with the U.S. bankruptcy court in the southern district of New York, Quebecor’s board of directors, after reviewing Donnelley’s latest offer, determined that its $1.5 billion plan of reorganization offers “superior recovery” and contains fewer risks than Donnelley’s offer.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Quebecor World Inc.
Worldcolor has been providing retailers, catalogers, publishers, branded-goods companies and other businesses with comprehensive, high quality marketing solutions that begin with their print programs.
price ($mm)
$4,122
rev ($mm)
$4,754
EBITDA ($mm)
$358
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 1/2/2009 via BusinessWire

RR Donnelley, acquired PROSA

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has acquired the assets of PROSA, a Chilean web printing company located in Santiago, from Copesa for a cash consideration of approximately $23.5 million.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: PROSA
PROSA produces magazines, catalogs, retail inserts and soft-cover textbooks. PROSA is a is Chilean web printing company located in Santiago that owns 15 facilities in Latin America and the Caribbean, including operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/17/2008 via BusinessWire

RR Donnelley, acquired Pro Line Printing, Inc.

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has completed its previously announced purchase of Pro Line Printing, Inc., a multi-facility, privately held producer of retail inserts. The acquisition agreement was announced on February 27, 2008.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Pro Line Printing, Inc.
Pro Line Printing, Inc. is a multi-facility, privately held producer of newspaper inserts headquartered in Irving, Texas. Products Pro Line Printing manufactures are inserted into newspapers, distributed via direct mail and used for in-store circulation.
price ($mm)
$122
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2007 via BusinessWire

RR Donnelley, acquired Cardinal Brands, Inc

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has completed its previously announced purchase of Cardinal Brands, Inc., a privately-owned designer, developer and manufacturer of document related business, consumer and hobby products. The acquisition agreement was announced on October 16, 2007.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Cardinal Brands, Inc
Cardinal Brands, Inc. is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of high quality business, consumer and hobby products, distributed through a network of leading retailers, wholesalers, contract stationers and dealers.
price ($mm)
$130
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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)
$413
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 1/25/2007 via PR Newswire

RR Donnelley, acquired Perry Judd's, Inc.

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company it has completed its previously announced purchase of Wisconsin-based Perry-Judd's Holdings, Inc., a privately-owned printer of magazines and catalogs. The $176 million acquisition was announced on December 20, 2006.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Perry Judd's, Inc.
Headquartered in Waterloo, Wisconsin, Perry Judd's has long- and short-run capabilities for producing consumer and business-to-business catalogs as well as consumer, trade, and association magazines. Perry Judd's has printing facilities in Baraboo, Wisconsin, Spencer, Iowa and Strasburg, Virginia.
price ($mm)
$176
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/12/2022 via BusinessWire

Nahan Printing, Inc., purchased Mail Division Assets from Intellus Marketing

synopsis: Nahan, a full-service, direct marketing and print solutions provider, announced it has acquired the mail division assets of Intellus Marketing, a direct marketing and printing company based out of Pennsylvania.
buyer: Nahan Printing, Inc.
Nahan is a full-service direct marketing and print solutions provider. Their portfolio of services includes strategy, creative, data, analytics, print production, mailing, logistics and fulfillment services. "
seller: Intellus Marketing
The acquisition includes the mail division assets of Intellus Marketing, a direct marketing and printing company based out of Pennsylvania. They are equipped with a high-speed direct mail production platform which enables high volume execution of direct mail campaigns.
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closed 10/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allan G. Creel, acquired Fenske Media Corporation

synopsis: Print industry veteran Allan G. Creel is returning to the business with the acquisition of digital and marketing services provider Fenske Media. Established in 1957, Fenske delivers high-end, digital print and results-driven integrated media solutions to top buyers in the financial services, healthcare, and automotive arenas.
buyer: Allan G. Creel
Allan G. Creel was previously President of CREEL, a highly acclaimed, $120 million offset and digital print enterprise headquartered in Las Vegas. "
target: Fenske Media Corporation
Established in 1957, Fenske delivers high-end, digital print and results-driven integrated media solutions to top buyers in the financial services, healthcare, and automotive arenas.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Grossman Marketing Group, will acquire Symbol Marketing & Promotions

synopsis: Grossman Marketing Group, a promotional products and print company, has acquired Symbol Marketing & Promotions, a company that offers promotional products and branded apparel.
buyer: Grossman Marketing Group
Grossman Marketing Group is a promotional products and print company. Their products and services include full-service graphic design, a network of company-owned warehouses and production facilities, multi-media solutions, and a team building best-in-class e-commerce programs for their clients. "
target: Symbol Marketing & Promotions
Symbol Marketing & Promotions offers promotional products and branded apparel. They were founded in 2016 and are based in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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closed 9/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

BR Printers, acquired Casa del Mar

synopsis: BR Printers, a leading provider of digital printing products and marketing services, has acquired Casa del Mar, a full service advertising specialty and promotional product agency. Casa del Mar specializes in custom embroidery and screen printed apparel. They also offer a full line of imprinted promotional products.
buyer: BR Printers
BR Printers is a leading provider of digital printing products and marketing services. BR Printers delivers innovative print solutions to help their customers operate more efficiently. They offer services for large format printing, direct mail printing, commercial printing, fulfillment, and more. "
target: Casa del Mar
Casa del Mar is a full service advertising specialty and promotional product agency. Casa del Mar specializes in custom embroidery and screen printed apparel. They also offer a full line of imprinted promotional products. Their products include apparel, masks, bags, drinkware, calendars, and more.
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closed 8/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

PFI Group, acquired Jasmine Limited

synopsis: The PFI Group (PFI Signs), one of Europe’s leading providers of signage and on-site branding products, has acquired Jasmine Ltd, a printing business in the UK that combines printing, marketing, and signs & displays. Jasmine provides print services for digital, litho, large format, and design. Their marketing services include design, PR and digital.
buyer: PFI Group
The PFI Group (PFI Signs) is one of Europe’s leading providers of signage and on-site branding products. PFI provides a one-stop solution for all their customer’s signage and print needs. The group offers services for bespoke fabrication, large format print, design, installation, and more. "
target: Jasmine Limited
Jasmine is a printing business in the UK that combines the best in printing, marketing, advertising, PR, digital design and signs & displays. Jasmine provides print services for digital, litho, large format, and design. Their marketing services include design, PR, and digital.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Kornit Digital Ltd., acquired Voxel8, Inc.

synopsis: Kornit Digital Ltd., a worldwide market leader in digital textile production technologies, announced the acquisition of all associated assets of Somerville, Massachusetts-based Voxel8. Voxel8 is revolutionizing the footwear and apparel industries by bringing digital design and manufacturing closer to the customer.
buyer: Kornit Digital Ltd. (KRNT:$277.47)
Kornit Digital Ltd. develops, designs, and markets digital printing solutions for the fashion, apparel, and home decor segments of printed textile industry. The company's solutions include digital printing systems, ink and other consumables, associated software, and value added services. "
target: Voxel8, Inc.
Voxel8 is revolutionizing the footwear and apparel industries by bringing digital design and manufacturing closer to the customer. Voxel8’s advanced additive manufacturing technology for textiles allows for digital fabrication of functional features with zonal control of material properties.
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closed 6/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

TC Transcontinental, acquired BGI Retail Inc.

synopsis: TC Transcontinental, a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer, announced the acquisition of BGI Retail Inc., a full service in-store design and solution partner for retailers and global brands.
buyer: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,119.38)
TC Transcontinental is a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer. They are also a Canadian leader in its specialty media segments. Their mission has been to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. "
target: BGI Retail Inc.
BGI Retail Inc. is a full service in-store design and solution partner for retailers and global brands. BGI offers an integrated value proposition focused on in-house design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and management of retail solutions and brand-defining consumer experiences.
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closed 5/19/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Priority Architectural Graphics, acquired VKK Signmakers, Inc

synopsis: Priority Architectural Graphics, San Francisco’s leader in architectural graphics and signage, has acquired Redwood City based VKK Signmakers, a well-respected designer, manufacturer and installer of high-quality commercial signage for numerous successful Silicon Valley leaders including Intel, eBay, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Stanford University.
buyer: Priority Architectural Graphics
Founded in 1995, Priority Architectural Graphics is San Francisco’s leader in exterior and interior architectural signage and graphics. Priority Architectural Graphics streamlines the design, production and installation process for signage, saving construction companies valuable time and money. "
target: VKK Signmakers, Inc
Founded in 1989, VKK Signmakers has been a well-respected designer, manufacturer and installer of high-quality commercial signage for numerous successful Silicon Valley leaders including Gilead, Intel, eBay, PayPal, Adobe, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Stanford University, among others.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allegra Marketing & Print, will acquire The Sign Authority

synopsis: Carol Stream-based Allegra Marketing Print Mail has acquired The Sign Authority in Wheaton, bringing a comprehensive range of services under one roof. The Sign Authority in Wheaton, Illinois helps businesses find the signs that meet their needs and budget.
buyer parent: Allegra Network
buyer: Allegra Marketing & Print
Allegra Marketing & Print provides integrated direct marketing and digital printing solutions. It offers traditional and digital print, and wide format solutions; direct marketing, and mail and fulfillment services; and Web and graphic design, and creative services. "
target: The Sign Authority
The Sign Authority in Wheaton, Illinois helps businesses find the signs that meet their needs and budget. Their design team is here to help their customers market their businesses through all types of signage. They are a one-stop resource for professional, quality signs.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Grossman Marketing Group, acquired PCI Creative Group

synopsis: Grossman Marketing Group, a promo products distributor, has acquired PCI Creative Group, a cross media marketing company. PCI Creative Group helps their clients to keep their costs low while maximizing their marketing budget. They offer services for web design, branding, email marketing, social media, printing, and more.
buyer: Grossman Marketing Group
Grossman Marketing Group is a promotional products and print company. Their products and services include full-service graphic design, a network of company-owned warehouses and production facilities, multi-media solutions, and a team building best-in-class e-commerce programs for their clients. "
target: PCI Creative Group
PCI Creative Group is a cross media marketing company. PCI Creative Group provides their clients with solutions that help keep their costs low while maximizing their marketing budget. They offer services for web design, branding, email marketing, social media, printing, and more.
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closed 1/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

DNI Corp, acquired Mailer's Choice, Inc.

synopsis: DNI Corp, a leading mail fulfillment and transactional communications solutions company, has acquired Mailer’s Choice, the oldest and largest privately held direct mail and fulfillment business in Middle Tennessee.
buyer: DNI Corp
DNI Corp is a leading mail fulfillment and transactional communications solutions company based in Nashville, TN. They offer services in direct mail, statements, bills, letters, transactional communications, electronic bill presentment, output communications, direct mail, and presort. "
target: Mailer's Choice, Inc.
Since 1979, Mailer's Choice, Inc. has provided Marketing Support Services including Direct Mail Production, Digital Printing, Transactional Documents and Kit Assembly for Fulfillment of product and literature for a variety of industries nationwide.
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closed 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Smartech Business Systems Australia Pty, purchased Graphics Activities from Quadient SA

synopsis: Quadient, a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, announced the divestment of its Graphics activities in Australia and New Zealand to Smartech Business Systems Australia Pty, a recognized market leader in Business Mailing, Document Finishing Solutions and Business Automation.
buyer: Smartech Business Systems Australia Pty
Smartech Business Systems Australia Pty is a global technology provider, channel partner and recognized market leader in Business Mailing, Document Finishing Solutions and Business Automation. "
seller: Quadient SA (ENXTPA:NEO:$1,270.71)
The acquisition includes the Graphics activities in Australia and New Zealand from Quadient. Their Graphics activities include mail fulfillment, print finishing solutions, large format solutions, and more.
price ($mm)
$4.63
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closed 12/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Koozie Group, acquired IMAGEN Brands

synopsis: Koozie Group, one of the largest suppliers in the promotional products industry, has acquired IMAGEN Brands, an industry leader of imprinted products for corporate brands. IMAGEN Brands provides their customers with trend-savvy solutions which take advantage of the latest technologies. Their products include drinkware, coolers, bags and more.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Koozie Group
Koozie Group is one of the largest suppliers in the promotional products industry. Koozie Group offers the most comprehensive product assortment with the widest variety of decoration methods. Their products include apparel, bags, flashlights, magnets, housewares, mouse pads, and more. "
target: IMAGEN Brands
IMAGEN Brands is an industry leader of imprinted products for corporate brands. IMAGEN Brands provides their customers with trend-savvy solutions which take advantage of the latest technologies. Their products include drinkware, coolers, bags, umbrellas, key chains, calendars and more.
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closed 12/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Usio, Inc., acquired Information Management Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Usio, Inc., has acquired the assets of Information Management Solutions, LLC (IMS). IMS is an established provider of electronic bill presentment, document composition, document decomposition and printing and mailing services serving hundreds of customers.
buyer: Usio, Inc. (USIO:$30.24)
Usio, a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to software companies, merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, and card issuers. The Company operates credit/debit, prepaid, ACH payment processing and Payment Facilitation platforms. "
target: Information Management Solutions, LLC
Information Management Solutions (IMS), based in San Antonio, Texas, since 1995, offers electronic bill presentment, document composition, digital document warehousing, printing and mailing services for both variable and static print content.
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closed 12/4/2020 via BusinessWire

Atlas Holdings, LLC, acquired LSC Communications

synopsis: Atlas Holdings announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of LSC Communications, Inc., a North American leader in print and digital media solutions. LSC is the largest producer of books in the United States and a leading manufacturer and distributor of magazines, catalogs and office products.
buyer: Atlas Holdings, LLC
Atlas Holdings operates in sectors such as aluminum processing, automotive, building materials, capital equipment, construction services, food manufacturing and distribution, packaging, paper, power generation, printing, pulp, supply chain management and wood products. "
target: LSC Communications (LKSD:$3,886.00)
LSC Communications is a global leader in print and digital media solutions. Its traditional and digital print-related services and office products serve the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers around the world.
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closed 11/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

bakergoodchild, acquired Send DM

synopsis: bakergoodchild, a leading UK Mailing House based in central Birmingham, has acquired Walsall-based direct mail, print and fulfilment company Send DM. Send DM offers direct mail services for companies and marketing departments who are looking for flawless execution of data driven mailed marketing campaigns.
buyer: bakergoodchild
bakergoodchild is a leading UK Mailing House based in central Birmingham. They are experts in the fields of direct mail, print and postage. "
target: Send DM
Send DM offers direct mail services for companies and marketing departments who are looking for flawless execution of data driven mailed marketing campaigns.
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closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Shamrock Companies, Inc., acquired Cincinnati Print Solutions

synopsis: The Shamrock Companies, Inc., a full-service integrated marketing company, has acquired Cincinnati Print Solutions (CPS), a full-service printing company. CPS is committed to providing unique solutions for their customer’s most challenging projects. They offer print management services for business cards, newsletters, labels, brochures and more.
buyer: The Shamrock Companies, Inc.
The Shamrock Companies, Inc. is a full-service integrated marketing company. The Shamrock Companies provides integrated marketing solutions to help clients build their brands. They offer services for brand strategy, digital marketing, content creation, print & production, wearables and more. "
target: Cincinnati Print Solutions
Cincinnati Print Solutions (CPS) is a full-service printing company. CPS is committed to providing unique solutions for their customer’s most challenging projects. They offer flexible print management services for business cards, newsletters, labels, brochures, digital printing, checks and more.
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closed 10/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Western Shield Label Company, acquired The Label Smith

synopsis: Western Shield Label has acquired The Label Smith, a full-service flexographic and digital printing company dedicated to achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction by providing exceptional service, high-quality products, and competitive pricing. The acquisition allows Western Shield to continue its growth plans in Texas and the Southwest.
buyer: Western Shield Label Company
Western Shield Label produces printed label products. It offers flex-appeal inserts, liquid grips, cosmetic labels, expanded content labels, instant redeemable coupon labels, law labels, and pouches and flexible packaging products, as well as thermal labels, ribbons, and equipment. "
target: The Label Smith
The Label Smith is a full-service flexographic and digital printing company dedicated to achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction by providing exceptional service, high-quality products, and competitive pricing.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Carmel Hill Capital Partners, acquired TGI Direct, Inc.

synopsis: Carmel Hill, a private investment vehicle focused on identifying, acquiring, and operating an established business primarily based in the Midwest region, is pleased to announce the acquisition of TGI Direct, Inc., a Michigan-based communications and distribution company servicing enterprise clients in highly regulated industries.
buyer: Carmel Hill Capital Partners
Carmel Hill is a private investment vehicle focused on identifying, acquiring, and operating an established business primarily based in the Midwest region. They look for healthy US-based businesses with $1 - $5 million in annual revenues. "
target: TGI Direct, Inc.
TGI Direct is a communications and fulfillment company dedicated to helping clients administer, control and distribute products and information through both digital and physical channels. TGI services key vertical markets nationwide in healthcare, education and other highly-regulated industries.
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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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Matching Companies
Ticker: TSE:7911
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
With the foundation of its printing technologies, in addition to the three business fields of Information & Networks, Living Environment, and Electronics, Toppan contributes to solutions for social issues by undertaking business in the fields of Personal Service,
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13,066.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,011.90
EBIT ($mm)
$470.30
Net Income ($mm)
$380.15
Employees
51210
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Ticker: RRD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,413.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$388.80
EBIT ($mm)
$246.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
39500
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Ticker: QUAD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quad/Graphics
Quad/Graphics
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,923.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$353.20
EBIT ($mm)
$130.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20600
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Ticker: TSX:QBR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc., a Canadian leader in telecommunications, news media, entertainment and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Their subsidiaries are engaged in broadcasting, publishing, music retailing, game development, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,145.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,194.34
EBIT ($mm)
$707.05
Net Income ($mm)
$253.34
Employees
10158
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Ticker: ENXTBR:AGFB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agfa Group
Agfa is a Belgian-German multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, and distributes analogue and digital imaging products and systems, as well as IT solutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,012.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.08
EBIT ($mm)
$155.36
Net Income ($mm)
$45.62
Employees
9840
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Ticker: CMPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cimpress N.V.
Cimpress N.V.
Cimpress is the world leader in mass customization. The company empowers people to make an impression through individually meaningful, personalized physical products. Cimpress makes customized print, signage, apparel, gifts, packaging and other products accessible and affordable to everyone.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,481.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$297.54
EBIT ($mm)
$170.35
Net Income ($mm)
$83.36
Employees
12000
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Ticker: TSX:TCL.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TC Transcontinental
TC Transcontinental
TC Transcontinental creates marketing products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. The Corporation is the largest printer in Canada and the third-largest in North America.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$2,119.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$323.15
EBIT ($mm)
$175.88
Net Income ($mm)
$94.82
Employees
8000
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Ticker: CVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cenveo, Inc.
Cenveo, Inc.
Cenveo, Inc., headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, is a leading global provider of print and related resources, offering world-class solutions in the areas of envelopes, custom labels, specialty packaging, commercial print, publisher solutions and business documents.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,797.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.72
EBIT ($mm)
$140.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MATW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matthews International
Matthews International Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a designer, manufacturer and marketer principally of memorialization products and brand solutions. Memorialization products consist primarily of bronze and granite memorials, caskets and cremation equipment.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,475.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.73
EBIT ($mm)
$123.84
Net Income ($mm)
$71.22
Employees
10300
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Ticker: PMPLF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PMP Limited
PMP Limited provides commercial printing, digital premedia, letterbox delivery, and magazine distribution services. The company offers printing products and services, such as magazines, catalogues, directories, books, financial documents, corporate documents, government material, and more.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,101.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$76.46
EBIT ($mm)
$32.64
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2159
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Ticker: LSE:DLAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
De La Rue plc
De La Rue plc
De La Rue plc is a British company headquartered in Basingstoke, England that manufactures paper and security printed products including banknotes, passports and tax stamps. It also has a factory on the Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead, and other facilities in Loughton and Bathford.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$708.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.90
EBIT ($mm)
$71.92
Net Income ($mm)
$21.34
Employees
0
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Ticker: EBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ennis, Inc.
Ennis, Inc.
Ennis, Inc. has primarily engaged in the production and sale of business forms and other business products. The Company is one of the largest private-label printed business product suppliers in the United States.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$415.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.54
EBIT ($mm)
$50.42
Net Income ($mm)
$37.82
Employees
2470
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Ticker: VLID3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valid
Valid
Valid's advanced information technology systems, capacity to print high security documents and long-term relationships with clients give it an unparalleled position in the Brazilian market.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$380.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$45.12
EBIT ($mm)
$30.99
Net Income ($mm)
$7.94
Employees
6000
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Ticker: GB:SIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kin + Carta
Kin + Carta
Based in London, Kin + Carta is a consulting firm that creates products, platforms, and experiences that make the world work. By seamlessly integrating strategic consulting, software engineering, and data expertise, Kin + Carta helps global enterprise clients succeed.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$186.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.83
EBIT ($mm)
$3.47
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1193
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Ticker: TSE:7921
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAKARA & COMPANY LTD.
TAKARA & COMPANY LTD.
TAKARA & COMPANY LTD., formerly TAKARA PRINTING CO., LTD., is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the production of disclosure related documents.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$171.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.74
EBIT ($mm)
$17.14
Net Income ($mm)
$11.32
Employees
856
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