Fedrigoni S.p.A., an Italian and European leader in the production of specialty papers and high value-added products for packaging and fine printing and self-adhesive labels (“Pressure Sensitive Labels”), has signed an agreement to acquire the Ritrama group, an Italian multinational group specializing in self-adhesive products. Ritrama has manufacturing facilities in Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Chile and China. The Rink family, founders of Ritrama, will maintain ownership of and continue to manage Ritrama’s North American operations, while continuing its business partnership with the rest of the Group.

Xitron, the leading independent developer of Harlequin RIP® and workflow products for commercial, flexo, digital, and high-speed inkjet printing has been acquired by Harlequin RIP manufacturer Global Graphics PLC from Vanguard Graphics International (VGI). A nearly 30-year Harlequin OEM, Xitron is one of Global Graphics’ longest standing partners.

The agreement between Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (TOPPAN) and Wrede Industrieholding GmbH & Co. KG (WREDE) to acquire 100% of Interprint GmbH (INTERPRINT) has been approved by the relevant antitrust authorities without conditions.

Atar Capital, a Los Angeles-based global private investment firm, announced it has completed the acquisition of Keypoint Intelligence, a leading independent source for data analytics, laboratory testing and advisory services for the global digital imaging industry. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

S-One Holdings Corporation, headquartered in Sarasota, Fla., is excited to announce that it has acquired the DIGIPRINT SUPPLIES brand from Big Fish SPRL, based in Brussels, Belgium. This acquisition includes certain Big Fish assets, including personnel, customers and supplier contracts.

At the end of October/start of November 2019, ASLAN, Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, based in Overath, will be acquired by the POLI-TAPE GROUP of Remagen.

Outdoor advertising specialist CP Media has acquired Eye Airports, the market leader in UK regional airport advertising.

ORAFOL Europe GmbH is pleased to announce the acquisition of KAY AUTOMOTIVE GRAPHICS, a leading global OEM supplier of graphics in the automotive industry, headquartered in Lake Orion, Michigan, USA.

News of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) acquisition of NAPCO Media — producer of media outlets including Printing Impressions, Wide-Format Impressions, In-Plant Impressions, Packaging Impressions and Print + Promo — has spread quickly and garnered widespread praise in the marketplace.

DIC Corporation, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BASF’s global pigments business, known as BASF Colors & Effects (BCE).

Shades Graphics have over 30 years’ experience providing screen printing and digital print graphics for signage and specialist applications to client in the UK and Europe. Shades Graphics have a strong presence in the gaming and entertainment industries, and brings particular expertise in precision printing and conversion of flat glass, adding further specialism to the capability profile of the PFI Group.

In a move that further enhances its current partnership with NAPCO Media and creates unprecedented value for the industry, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announced that it has acquired NAPCO Media. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by SGIA’s Board of Directors, NAPCO Media — owners of Printing Impressions, Packaging Impressions, PromoMarketing, In-Plant Impressions, TotalRetail, Target Marketing and Wide-Format Impressions — will become an LLC and will continue to operate as an independent entity. All NAPCO Media staff and business units will remain in place. SGIA offices and NAPCO Media offices will continue to reside in Fairfax, Va., and Philadelphia, respectively.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. ("EFI" or the "Company"), today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition by an affiliate of Siris for approximately $1.7 billion.

The beneficial interest in the entire share capital of RADMS Paper Limited, the holding company that owns the Premier Paper Group, has been acquired by Japan Pulp and Paper Company Limited on 5th July 2019.

As part of its continued focus on driving digital printing growth, HP Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire OneFlow Systems, a leading provider of cloud-based print workflow solutions based in the U.K.

TOPPAN Printing Co., Ltd. (TOPPAN) has signed an agreement with Wrede Industrieholding GmbH & Co. KG (WREDE) to acquire 100% of Interprint GmbH (Interprint). It is expected that the transaction will be consummated by the end of 2019 as soon as merger control proceedings have been completed.

AlphaGraphics, Inc., an MBE Worldwide company, announced today the acquisition of Print Speak by its parent company, U.S. Business Holdings, Inc. Based in Australia, Print Speak provides a range of complementary and extended software services to support AlphaGraphics' continued growth plans. Print Speak is one of the industry's leading providers of business intelligence, customer management and marketing automation services.

Brand Imaging Solutions (Brand IMS) has completed the acquisition of PPP Digital. The acquisition means that Brand IMS can now offer a complete end-to-end solution for their clients’ packaging and print needs.

As part of its digital transformation, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is systematically expanding its digital business models. As part of this strategy, the company has now acquired software start-up Crispy Mountain GmbH of Mainz, Germany, which offers Keyline, a cloud-based management platform for print businesses. The aim is to work with Crispy Mountain to expand the Heidelberg "HEI.OS" platform as a new industry platform for the printing industry. Among other things, printing companies will be able to obtain a large number of applications from an App Store. By connecting the existing Heidelberg software solutions around Prinect, the Heidelberg ID and the Heidelberg Assistant, the number of customers is set to grow rapidly.

Neschen Coating GmbH is part of the Blue Cap Group and is a manufacturer of printing media, functional and repair films, laminators and industrial coating solutions. Neschen Coating GmbH is taking over the Swiss Netra AG and is thus expanding its European sales activities with a further European location. The Swiss company is integrated into the distribution network of the Filmolux subsidiaries of Neschen.

Magnet Harlequin Group, the UK’s leading integrated creative and graphics production group with operations in the US, India and China, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Showcard Print Ltd (Showcard), a Letchworth UK based retail marketing services business with turnover in the region of £20m per annum.

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