•  April 11, 2019
     11:30 am - 1:00 pm

GLGA is hosting an M&A Focus Forum on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Midland Paper, Packaging & Supplies in Milwaukee, WI.  Jim Russell and Al Reijmer of New Direction Partners will be discussing the mergers and acquisitions market.

In today’s print market, organic growth is hard to come by. In an industry that is still contracting, and with buyers and marketers who have less time to meet with new vendors (your sales people), organic growth is a serious challenge for most printing companies and their sales teams. For the last few years, the team at New Direction Partners has been advising that printers who are struggling with organic growth should be either a buyer or a seller … And that is still the case today.

Which one should you be? Is your company positioned properly to effectively manage a “tuck in” of new business and grow through acquisition, or should you be considering the sale of your company to another firm better positioned to help you grow your revenue? And if so, how do you determine your company’s value?

In this session you will:

  • Identify the key traits and characteristics of businesses that should be buying other companies,
  • Learn which types of businesses might be better suited to merging with or selling to a friendly competitor,
  • Find out how values are determined in those transactions, and
  • End with a few guidelines for ensuring your business has the best value.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear directly from M&A experts and gain insight that can benefit your company. The program includes lunch.

Who Should Attend:
Business Owners

Thursday, April 11, 2019

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Midland Paper, Packaging & Supplies
8601 N. 91st St.
Milwaukee, WI 53224

GLGA Members – $29.00 per person
Not-Yet-Members – $39.00 per person

About the Presenters:

Al Reijmer and Jim Russell are partners in New Direction Partners (NDP), the leading provider of advisory services for printing and packaging firms seeking growth and opportunity through mergers and acquisitions. NDP assists its clients by giving them expert guidance and peace of mind at every stage of the process of buying or selling a printing or packaging company. Services include representing selling shareholders; acquisition searches; valuation; capital formation and financing; and strategic planning. NDP’s partners have participated in more than 300 mergers and acquisitions since 1979. Collectively they possess more than 200 years of industry experience with transactions in aggregate exceeding $2 billion. For information, email info@newdirectionpartners.com.


Online registration is now closed. If you haven’t registered, you are still very welcome to attend. There are some limited spaces still available. Please contact Joe Lyman at (262) 522-2212 if you have any questions.




8601 N. 91st Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53224, United States