Deals, deals, deals dominate June’s listicle of print’s biggest stories

Printweek Team
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Whether it buying a business, disposing of an asset or pitching for contracts, money did a lot of the talking on’s most read last month.

1 HH Global sales to top $2bn with Adare buy 5,143 clicks
HH Global has sealed another mega takeover deal with the acquisition of Adare International.

2 Heidelberg sells Brentford site in mega deal 4,032 clicks
Heidelberg has sold its UK HQ in Brentford to a housing developer and is finalising plans to relocate its customer operations and showroom to a new location.

3 OUP closure to end centuries-long print tradition 3,608 clicks
UPDATED: Oxford University Press is planning to break a centuries-long tradition of printing by closing its Oxuniprint operation – a move slammed by union Unite as the “short-sighted and disloyal” result of outsourcing.

4 Huge print contract up for review 3,479 clicks
One of the UK’s biggest print contracts is up for review in a move that could be influenced by the dramatic structural changes in the paper industry.

5 Ambitious investors buy Ancient House 2,949 clicks
Ancient House Printing Group has been acquired by an investment group that has ambitions to become the largest private company in the UK.

6 Paragon's OT wing buys part of Office Depot 2,701 clicks
Paragon subsidiary OT Group has acquired part of the Office Depot business from Aurelius and Office Depot Europe.

7 More bumper print tenders go live 2,419 clicks
A trio of print contracts collectively worth tens of millions, with one alone worth £20m, are up for grabs via the government’s Find a Tender service.

8 Fujifilm to unveil new brand at virtual expo 2,242 clicks
Fujifilm is set to reveal its new brand for toner-based digital presses following its split with Xerox – along with a raft of new inkjet products – at its own virtual exhibition later this week.

9 Big increases in paper prices on the way 2,162 clicks
A raft of papermakers have announced upcoming price increases of between 6% and 15%.

10 HMRC retires historic stamp presses 2,125 clicks
HMRC is ending a 300-year era of tax history with the retirement of its stamp presses – and is hoping to find suitable new homes for its surplus legacy devices.


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