Gruppo Cordenons, a leading Italian-based creative and technical paper producer has added an important step to its development strategy by accepting the acquisition proposal from Bain Capital Private Equity – the same firm that recently took over Fedrigoni. The closing of the transaction will take place following customary regulatory approvals.

Metamark (UK) Limited has announced its acquisition of Trimwel, the company’s long-standing Irish distributor. Under Metamark’s ownership, Trimwel will continue to operate as a distribution business working with a growing range of customers, typically sign and graphics manufacturers in the region.

Graphic display specialist Leach has today announced that the company has been acquired by French-owned Chargeurs, a global manufacturing and services group based in 34 countries on five continents and with leading positions in four segments – temporary surface protection, garment interlinings, technical substrates and combed wool – for an undisclosed sum.

Mark Andy, the Total Solutions Partner to the label and packaging industry, today announced its acquisition of Presstek, a well-known global supplier of DI (direct imaging) offset plates and presses, CTP solutions and world-class service for commercial and in-plant customers. With the Presstek acquisition, Mark Andy now serves as one of the only full-complement solutions providers to the global graphic arts and print industry.

Buckingham based BCQ Group has bought 100% of long established Hunts Litho (Kidlington) to create a £15m+ print group. Hunt’s Timon Colegrove and BCQ chairman Richard Knowles have shared a long-term respect for each other’s companies and believe the resultant “fit” will benefit both customers and staff and help the enlarged group to prosper into the future.

LINTEC EUROPE (UK) LTD has experienced a year of sustained growth following the formal acquisition by its Japanese parent company, LINTEC Corporation, on 28th November 2016. Since the acquisition, the wide-format, graphics and label substrate supplier has expanded its installed base across Europe, enabling both existing and new customers to have more immediate access to a wider range of LINTEC products.

With the acquisition of Tupahue Tintas, one of the leading provider of inks, varnishes and solvents for flexo and gravure printing, Siegwerk further strengthens its local footprint in the LATAM region.

Baldwin Technology Company Inc.—a world leader in providing process automation solutions, consumables and services for the print, packaging, textile and corrugated industries—has acquired QuadTech, Inc., from its parent company, Quad/Graphics. With this acquisition, Baldwin adds all of QuadTech’s highly regarded technology and strategic locations across the Americas, Europe, China, Japan and India.

With multi-lingual websites and customer service, BANNERKÖNIG - the digital printing company headquartered in the German city of Gelsenkirchen - is looking to build on its successes in the European market by establishing subsidiaries in the largest European Union countries. In addition, a new BANNERKÖNIG branch has recently opened in Cologne.

Flint Group is pleased to announce the latest expansion to its African business with the acquisition of the remaining shares in Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems. In September of 2015, Flint Group Africa was formed through a joint venture partnership combining two of the leading ink and coating suppliers to the Packaging and Print Media markets in South Africa. As of October 24, Flint Group has become sole owner of the entity.

Sun Chemical has acquired the assets and business of Transitions Digital Graphics, LLC.

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