Ricoh has announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy LAC Corporation (hereafter “LAC”), a company with unique inkjet technology that supports printing on three-dimensional surfaces e.g. on the sides of cars, trucks, aircraft and even tyres and glass bottles. This acquisition is aimed at strengthening Ricoh’s industrial printing business, which is one of its three growth strategies. The transfer of the shares is scheduled to complete on October 31, 2018.

Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, graphics and display industries is expanding its presence in the Nordic region with the acquisition of Seri Deco Oy, the leading distributor of sign making and wide format printing equipment, roll and rigid media to the Finnish and Baltic sign and display markets.

Gerber Technology announced today that it has acquired MCT Digital, adding modular laser cutting technology to their existing industrial strength finishing solution hardware and software portfolio. The addition of MCT's high-end large format cutting builds on Gerber's heritage in the sign & graphics and packaging industries, as well as giving Gerber a key technology platform to serve its industrial markets.

Summa and CadCam Technology, an expert in innovative laser technologies for the textile industry, join forces through a merger of their businesses. Summa acquires CadCam Technology Ltd. and its subsidiary GS UK Ltd. to strengthen its position as the leading manufacturer in print finishing equipment. The merged business will continue as before and will complement each other in order to offer customers even better solutions.

Cimpress have announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BuildASign, a fast-growing internet-based provider of canvas-print wall décor, business signage and other large-format printed products.

With the acquisition of Canadian Ultra Inks Inc. (Encres Ultra Inc.), Siegwerk further expands its Canadian business while strengthening its local service, infrastructure and portfolio for label and packaging printers.

Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, graphics and display industries, has expanded its operations in France with the acquisition of SERI SERVICE, an established specialist distributor in self-adhesive and flexible materials and accessories for customers active in visual communications, décor and textile decoration.

Volaris Group (“Volaris”) have announced that it has completed its eighth acquisition in the Communications and Media vertical with the acquisition of Aleyant Systems, LLC (“Aleyant”), a global web-to-print, estimation and production, and prepress automation workflow software provider to graphics and commercial print professionals.

Esko, a global provider of software and hardware for packaging design, collaboration, automation, workflow, and production, has announced its acquisition of BLUE Software, LLC, a label and artwork management software company based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from Diversis Capital and Schawk Digital Solutions. This acquisition joins two complementary teams to unlock product packaging development, management and execution efficiencies for brand owners in the consumer packaged goods, life sciences and retail industries and for a variety of suppliers in the packaging value chain.

The Print Centre has made its first acquisition with the purchase of 33-year-old Sign and Display company Semaphore. Following on from receiving the prestigious award of "Family Business of the year" at the Cardiff Business Awards, the purchase of Semaphore for an undisclosed sum completes a very busy period for the company.

Paragon Group, the leading provider of customer communications, identification and graphics services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Imprimus Limited which will become part of Paragon Customer Communications’ business in the UK. Imprimus, formerly known as Stralfors UK, has an annual turnover of around £14m; following the acquisition Paragon Group revenues will exceed €700m during the coming financial year.

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