Quad/Graphics-World Color Deal Signals M&A Hits Commercial Printers


The commercial printing industry is ripe for M&A. First of all, the market is highly fragmented, with 30,000 printers in the United States. About 400 companies control less than 30% of the market. Next, the printing industry has been undergoing significant change, as print media has declined because of the rise of the Internet. Finally, the global recession has been brutal and there is much overcapacity in the industry.