R.R. Donnelley & Sons Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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R.R. Donnelley & Sons has acquired 28 companies. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons’ largest acquisition to date was in 2003, when it acquired Moore Wallace for $2.8B. R.R. Donnelley & Sons has acquired in 13 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include business services (47%) and publishing (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 4

R.R. Donnelley & Sons

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.

35 West Wacker Drive,
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States,
(312) 326-8000
www.rrd.com

R.R. Donnelley & Sons is a global provider of integrated communications. The Company works with customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance return on investment and ensure compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the Company employs a suite of Internet-based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services to leading clients in virtually every private and public sector. R.R. Donnelley was formed in 1864 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 28 - - - - - 28
vol $6.6B $6.6B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 1 1 1 - - 5
  33

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. - Courier Services Business 2020-03-02 - Divestiture
Chicago, Illinois
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. - Global Document Solutions Business 2019-10-25 - Divestiture
Chicago, Illinois
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. - Print Logistics Component 2018-05-02 - Divestiture
Chicago, Illinois
LSC Communications, Inc. 2016-10-03 - Spin Off
Warrenville, Illinois · www.lsccom.com
Precision Dialogue, Inc. 2016-08-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.precisiondialogue.com
Courier Advisory Group 2015-10-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Memphis, Tennessee · www.flex7.com
Courier Corp. 2015-02-05 261M USD Add-on Acquisition
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts · www.courier.com
MultiCorpora 2014-02-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Gatineau, Quebec · www.multicorpora.com
PBM Graphics, Inc. 2014-01-31 - Divestiture
Durham, North Carolina · www.pbmgraphics.com
Hickory Printing Solutions LLC 2014-01-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Conover, North Carolina · www.hickoryprinting.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Consolidated Graphics, Inc. 2013-10-24 PBM Graphics, Inc. 2014-01-31 1
Houston, Texas · www.cgx.com Durham, North Carolina · www.pbmgraphics.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Business Services 13 (46%) 6.1B (92%) 2 (40%) -
Publishing 4 (14%) 261M (4%) 1 (20%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 2 (40%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (7%) - - -
Software 2 (7%) - - -
Communications 1 (4%) - - -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - - -
Information Services 1 (4%) 71M (1%) - -
Manufacturing 1 (4%) 97M (1%) - -
Marketing 1 (4%) - - -
Retail 1 (4%) 122M (2%) - -
Total 28 $6.6B 5 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 24 2.9B 5 -
  Illinois 2 - 4 -
  New York 4 250M - -
  Texas 3 620M - -
  Ohio 3 - - -
  North Carolina 3 122M - -
  Massachusetts 2 261M - -
  Maryland 1 71M 1 -
  Kansas 1 130M - -
  California 1 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 1.3B - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
Canada 2 2.8B - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 2.8B - -
China 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 990M - -
Domestic 24 (86%) 2.9B (43%) 5 (100%) -
Cross-border 4 (14%) 3.8B (57%) - -
Total 28 $6.6B 5 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Duff & Phelps Corp.
2
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
2
Legal Deals
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
1
Ashurst LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.1B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.4B
< $100M 2 $167M
TOTAL $6.6B
Largest Moore Wallace Inc.
$2.8B (2003-11-10)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
4 (14%)
Strategic(s)
11%
3 (11%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
60%
3 (60%)

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