Quad/Graphics - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Quad/Graphics M&A Summary

Quad/Graphics has acquired 18 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 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 10 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include marketing (30%) and business services (24%).

Quad/Graphics Business Overview

Where is Quad/Graphics headquartered?

Quad/Graphics is headquartered in Sussex, Wisconsin.

What is Quad/Graphics’ revenue?

Quad/Graphics disclosed revenue of 3,217M USD for 2022 and 2,960M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Quad/Graphics have?

Quad/Graphics has 15,800 employees.

What sector is Quad/Graphics in?

Quad/Graphics is a business services company.

When was Quad/Graphics founded?

Quad/Graphics was founded in 1971.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity21
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 4

Quad/Graphics

Quad/Graphics, Inc.

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

Quad/Graphics 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 16 - - - - 1 17
vol $1.8B $1.8B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 2 1 - - - 4
vol $120M $40M $40M $200M
  21

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dart Innovation 2024-02-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Morrisville, North Carolina · www.dartinnovation.com
QuadExpress 2021-06-30 40M USD Divestiture
Naperville, Illinois · www.shipquadexpress.com
LSC Communications LLC 2020-12-04 - Divestiture
Warrenville, Illinois · www.lsccom.com
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 LLC 2018-10-31 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Warrenville, 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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Marketing 5 (29%) 170M (9%) - -
Business Services 4 (24%) - - -
Packaging 3 (18%) - 1 (25%) 40M (20%)
Publishing 2 (12%) 1.5B (83%) 1 (25%) -
Transportation - - 2 (50%) 160M (80%)
Digital Media 1 (6%) - - -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) 133M (7%) - -
Total 17 $1.8B 4 $200M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 1.8B 4 200M
  Wisconsin 3 - 2 160M
  Illinois 2 1.4B 2 40M
  Texas 2 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  North 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 14 (82%) 1.8B (100%) 4 (100%) 200M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (18%) - - -
Total 17 $1.8B 4 $200M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BDT & Co. LLC
1
J.P. Morgan Securities
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 LLC
$1.4B (2018-10-31)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $120M
< $100M 2 $80M
TOTAL $200M
Largest Parcel Direct
$120M (2004-08-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
3 (18%)
Strategic(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

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