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.

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.

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