Competence, Confidentiality & Industry Access
SEG Systems worked with Peter Schaefer of New Direction Partners to find a buyer that fit culturally with their business and could help spur further growth for the company. SEG Systems President Reid Johnson explains his experience in working with New Direction Partners and how they helped him find the perfect partner in TENEX Capital/Orbus.
Leading printing company Sandy Alexander recently announced that Snow Peak Capital has made a majority investment in the company. In this video discussion, CEO Mike Graff explains the value working with New Direction Partners delivered to both buyer and seller in bringing this transaction to completion, including the importance of their industry knowledge and M&A expertise.
John Edwards speaks about how working with New Direction Partners helped him re-enter the book printing business.
Mittera has been on a roll with acquisitions, including the acquisition of Trend Offset. In this video, Mittera President Todd Nelson talks about working with New Direction Partners to get this significant acquisition done.
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New Direction Partners Recognized as #5 in Axial Top 20 Investment Banks
New Direction Partners, the leading mergers & acquisitions resource for the printing and packaging industries, today reported recognition by Axial, a private network that helps middle market companies and advisors find the right buyers and investors, as #5 in its Top 20 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks in Q3 2019. This award was given to the investment banks that had the highest scores across three categories – client quality, buyer targeting and overall process effectiveness.
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Sandy Alexander Turns to New Direction Partners for Acquisition Advice
Printing firm Sandy Alexander has been an industry leader for 60 years supporting high end clients with high-end marketing needs, and its current CEO, Mike Graff, has been part of the company’s success for a little over half that time. Read the full story.
Industry Knowledge Critical in Selecting M&A Advisors
Tim Scheffler and the team at Las Vegas Color Graphics chose to work with New Direction Partners when they decided to sell the business. Tim said, “The industry today is a different place, and you can’t just go to a typical investment banker when you want to sell your business. We knew we needed someone focused on the printing and direct mail industry as a whole, who knew the buyers and could talk to people, not just throw a proposal out to 100 people and see what sticks. Peter was the ideal person who had all of those qualifications.” Read the full story.
Achieving Goals and Setting New Ones
When Dave and Elaine Hayes decided to sell Apogee Industries, they had a number of requirements for a potential buyer, not the least of which was a commitment to continuing the company’s successful business strategies and taking good care of Apogee’s 20+ employees and loyal customers. They met Jim Russell at the Flexo Label Advantage Group (FLAG) conference in 2017 and found his guidance indispensable. Read the full story.
Strategic and Financial Buyers: Do You Know the Difference?
Selling a printing or a packaging business is about more than just pocketing the proceeds — it’s also about finding the right steward for your business going forward as you turn the page to the next chapter of your life. That’s why it’s important to be certain the business objectives of the buyer are going to align with the seller’s personal plans. What those objectives will look like depends strongly upon the type of buyer the seller is dealing with. Read the full story.