M&A Deal Summary

Matthews International Acquires Schawk

On March 17, 2014, Matthews International acquired business services company Schawk for 577M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Matthews International’s 2nd transaction in the Business Services sector.
  • This is Matthews International’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Matthews International’s 6th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Matthews International’s 1st transaction in Illinois.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-03-17
Target Schawk
Sector Business Services
Buyer(s) Matthews International
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 577M USD
Advisor(s) William Blair (Financial)

Target

Schawk

Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
website
Schawk, Inc.is a brand development, activation and deployment company that drives brand performance. By creating brands, helping sell brands, producing brand assets and protecting brand equities,Company helps clients to achieve higher brand performance.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Matthews International

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1850
Sector Business Services
Employees11,000
Revenue 1.8B USD (2022)
DESCRIPTION

Matthews International is a designer, manufacturer and marketer principally of memorialization products and brand solutions. Memorialization products consist primarily of bronze and granite memorials and other memorialization products, caskets and cremation equipment for the cemetery and funeral home industries. Matthews International was founded in 1850 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 9 of 16
Sector (Business Services) 2 of 4
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 9 of 16
State (Illinois) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 6 of 9
Year (2014) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-12-17 Pyramid Control Systems

Cincinnati,, Ohio, United States

Pyramid Control Systems, Inc. is a provider of warehouse control systems and conveyor control solutions for distribution centers.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-12-22 Blue Software

Des Plaines, Illinois, United States

BLUE Software LLC is a provider of artwork and label management software-as-a-service solutions to global brands in the consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical and life sciences, and retail industries. Blue Software was founded in 2014 and is based in Des Plaines, Illinois.

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