How About a NewPage-Quad/Graphics Merger?

After finally emerging from bankruptcy protection, with a much lighter debt load, NewPage Corp. clearly has merger on its mind. Why else would North America’s largest maker of coated paper choose as its chairman Mark A. Angelson, the U.S. printing industry’s Great Consolidator? And why else would he accept the job?

Only four months ago, the man who led the rolling up of such major printers as Worldcolor, MooreWallace, and Banta quit an apparently successful run as deputy mayor of Chicago so that he could lead “a somewhat less frantic life.”

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