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2015 review: July

All the business news, from acquisitions to liquidations, investments to divestments, from a year in the industry.

Printers say ill-considered pre-packs still need regulation

Pre-packs, and their more infamous relation, the phoenix, have been a feature of the print industry since the Enterprise Act 2002 made administration the dominant form of insolvency. As with many legislative reforms, the aim was noble but the consequences were not properly considered. So while the reforms were intended to create a 'rescue culture' to allow insolvent businesses - and the jobs they supported - to be saved wherever possible, the unintended consequence was the creation of a debt-dumping culture among directors of failed businesses.

2015 review: November

All the business news, from acquisitions to liquidations, investments to divestments, from a year in the industry.

Serial phoenixers give us all a bad rep

The print industry, like many others with room for consolidation, has a bustling M&A market, which in an ideal world would be characterised by honest, straightforward transactions where jobs are saved and credit lines secured.

2015 review: August

All the business news, from acquisitions to liquidations, investments to divestments, from a year in the industry.

Whistl suspension hits market evolution

The decision by the UK’s second biggest postal services provider Whistl to suspend final-mile delivery services last week, putting 2,000 jobs at risk, has put back the evolution of a market economy for letter delivery.

Can paper steal the packaging crown?

'Graphic is dead, long live packaging’ could well be the unofficial slogan of vast swathes of the paper and print industry at the minute, as companies reposition themselves to take advantage of changing markets, or risk business failure.

2015 review: May

All the business news, from acquisitions to liquidations, investments to divestments, from a year in the industry.

Web’s decline has a way to go yet

It’s a depressing list, and a depressingly long one. The list (below) featuring a roll-call of more than 25 web offset printers that have closed since the year 2000 includes some of the industry’s once-venerable names, and some of its once-biggest print sites.

2015 review: December

All the business news, from acquisitions to liquidations, investments to divestments, from a year in the industry.

2015 review: June

All the business news, from acquisitions to liquidations, investments to divestments, from a year in the industry.

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