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M&A Quarterly News In The Print and Packaging Industry Sector

By Jeff Wright | May 15, 2019

The report below gives a good overview of the second quarter M&A activity in the Print and Packaging Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Print and Packaging sector for Q1 2019 included 34 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable middle market transactions was announced in March when MC Sign LLC, a subsidiary of Arcapita Bank BSC, which is ultimately owned by Arcapita Group Holdings Ltd, acquired Coastal Signage + Wayfinding, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The transaction enhances MC Sign’s portfolio of service offerings and it is in line with the growth strategy of MC Sign. Coastal Signage + Wayfinding is located in Oceanside, California and manufactures signs.

Industry Indicators

  • US corporate profits, an indicator for corporate demand for printing services, rose 7.4% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.
  • US nondurable goods manufacturers’ shipments of printed goods, an indicator of demand for commercial printing, rose 3.5% year-to-date in February 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.
  • The spot price of crude oil, a key cost factor in commercial printing operations, fell 2.9% in the week ending April 12, 2019, compared to the same week in 2018.

Posted by Jeff Wright.

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