Mergers & Acquisitions

Meredith CDO Discusses Acquisition of ‘SwearBy’ Product Recommendation Platform
January 16, 2020 at 12:22 pm

Last week Meredith Corporation announced its acquisition of SwearBy, a digital platform that crowdsources product recommendations from shoppers. In this Q&A, Meredith President and Chief Digital Officer Catherine Levene explains motivations behind the acquisition and how it will benefit both readers and marketers.

Trade Association SGIA Acquires NAPCO Media
August 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), a non-profit trade group for digital and screen printing professionals, announced that it has acquired NAPCO Media, Publishing Executive’s parent company and the publisher of multiple brands serving the printing, promotional products, retail, non-profit, media, and marketing industries. The presidents of the two organizations discuss the strategic sale in this exclusive Q&A.

'Weak' Quad and LSC Offered to Shed Assets, But Feds Said No
July 23, 2019 at 7:48 am

Quad and LSC Communications offered to divest assets to win approval of their proposed merger but were unable to reach a deal with the U.S. Justice Department. Quad (AKA Quad/Graphics) revealed the offer last week in its response to Justice’s lawsuit that seeks to block the merger of the two large printing companies on antitrust…

Publishing Insiders React to Sale of National Distributor Curtis Circulation
July 15, 2019 at 9:59 am

It’s the dawn of a new era: The last remaining national distributor, the ANC-owned Comag Marketing Group, has bought the second-to-last remaining one, Curtis Circulation Company; and if I’m doing my math right, that puts us down to one. One company to interact with publishers, do their billing, manage their distribution, handle their marketing. One…

Judge Delays Quad-LSC Merger
July 15, 2019 at 9:08 am

In another sign that Quad’s proposed acquisition of rival printer LSC Communications isn't going as planned, a federal judge has rejected the printers' request for an expedited trial. That could delay the deal’s closing until next year, months after the “mid-2019” date the companies’ leaders projected when they announced the deal on October 31, 2018.…

Press Release: Comag Marketing to Acquire National Distribution Business of Curtis Circulation Company
July 12, 2019 at 9:23 am

Comag Marketing Group, LLC (CMG), a subsidiary of American News Company, LLC (ANC), this week announced that it has reached an agreement with Curtis Circulation Company, LLC (Curtis) to acquire Curtis' national distribution business, effective as of October 1, 2019. Curtis will remain responsible for all obligations and services under its publisher agreements for publications having an on-sale date prior to October 1, 2019.