Quad/Graphics Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Business Services Company

Quad/Graphics has acquired 17 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Quad/Graphics’ largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired LSC Communications for $1.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2004, when it sold Parcel Direct to FedEx for $120M. Quad/Graphics has acquired in 9 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include marketing (32%) and business services (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 4

Quad/Graphics, Inc.

N61 W23044 Harry's Way,
Sussex, Wisconsin 53089
United States,
(414) 566-6000
www.qg.com

Quad/Graphics, Inc. is a provider of print and multichannel solutions for consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail inserts/circulars, direct mail, books, directories, and commercial and specialty products with 50-plus print-production facilities on three continents. Quad/Graphics was founded in 1971 and is based in Sussex, Wisconsin.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 11 - - 5 - - 16
vol $270M $1.5B $1.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - - - 1 2
vol $120M $40M $160M
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Quad/Graphics, Inc. - Omaha Packaging Plant 2020-01-28 40M USD Divestiture
Sussex, Wisconsin
Periscope, Inc. 2018-11-27 133M USD Divestiture
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.periscope.com
LSC Communications, Inc. 2018-10-31 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.lsccom.com
Peppermint Warszawa sp. z o.o. 2018-09-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Warsaw, Poland · www.peppermint.pl
Rise Interactive, Inc. 2018-03-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.riseinteractive.com
Ivie & Associates, Inc. 2018-02-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Flower Mound, Texas · www.ivieinc.com
Copac, Inc. 2015-05-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Spartanburg, South Carolina · www.copacinc.com
Marin's International S.A.S. 2015-02-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.marins.net
Brown Printing Co. 2014-05-30 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.bpc.com
UniGraphic, Inc. 2014-02-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Woburn, Massachusetts · www.uni-graphic.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
LSC Communications, Inc. 2018-10-31 LSC Communications, Inc. - Commingle Operations 2019-08-21 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.lsccom.com Aurora, Illinois

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Marketing 5 (31%) 170M (9%) - -
Business Services 4 (25%) - - -
Packaging 3 (19%) - 1 (50%) 40M (25%)
Publishing 2 (13%) 1.5B (83%) - -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) 133M (7%) - -
Transportation - - 1 (50%) 120M (75%)
Total 16 $1.8B 2 $160M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 13 1.8B 2 160M
  Wisconsin 3 - 2 160M
  Texas 2 - - -
  Illinois 2 1.4B - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  New York 1 100M - -
  Minnesota 1 133M - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 170M - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
Poland 1 - - -
Domestic 13 (81%) 1.8B (100%) 2 (100%) 160M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (19%) - - -
Total 16 $1.8B 2 $160M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
BDT & Co. LLC
1
Legal Deals
Foley & Lardner LLP
3
Arnold & Porter LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 2 $303M
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest LSC Communications, Inc.
$1.4B (2018-10-31)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $120M
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $160M
Largest Parcel Direct
$120M (2004-08-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
80%
4 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
1 20%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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