M&A brightens March’s most read stories

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

As the UK begins its journey down the governments’ roadmaps out of lockdown, the pandemic claims another victim as others reshape and prepare for the ‘new normal’.

1 Sadness as pandemic forces closure 5,773 clicks
A long-established and highly-respected London printing company is set to close after the pandemic laid waste to sales.

2 High-profile entrepreneur takes print stake 5,388 clicks
A high-profile and controversial entrepreneur has taken a stake in a London printing business that changed hands last year.

3 Peppiatt: print management model 'not fit for purpose' 5,213 clicks
Former Paperhat CEO Tim Peppiatt has described the traditional print management model as “commercially unsound” and has called for more joined up thinking in order to deliver wider benefits to clients.

4 Thirlby and Rae team up for new buy-and-build venture 3,960 clicks
Former Heidelberg executives Andy Rae and Anthony Thirlby have teamed up on a new buy-and-build venture – the duo have already made their first acquisition and have more buys in their sights.

5 Print group hit by cyber attack 3,650 clicks
Print bosses have been warned to be on their guard after a prominent industry business was hit by a cyber attack.

6 Heidelberg expands sales of Chinese presses 3,159 clicks
Heidelberg has announced that a number of European customers have invested in presses from its Chinese manufacturing site, with export orders from the facility growing to 19% of sales.

7 Ricoh affirms print commitment 2,914 clicks
Ricoh has moved to assert its continued commitment to graphics and professional printing after an investor presentation in Japan resulted in headlines about the manufacturer shifting away from paper into digital services.

8 Go Inspire wins multimillion pound contract 2,724 clicks
Go Inspire Group has won a multi-year, multimillion pound lead supplier deal with one of the UK’s blue chip telecoms brands, prising the contract from print management in a competitive tender.

9 Print tenders up for grabs 2,606 clicks
Three large print and postage contracts worth in excess of £7m are currently up for grabs via the government’s Find a Tender service.

10 Paper and ink manufacturers to increase prices 2,478 clicks
Two major paper and ink manufacturers have outlined details of price rises due to come into effect from next month.

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