With eye on key growth markets, company makes second significant acquisitions in past three months.
David Savastano, Editor02.02.16
In April 2014, Flint Group was acquired by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Koch Equity Development LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Flint Group remains the second-largest global ink manufacturer, and there was much interest in what the company’s strategy would be going forward. At the time, I recall that there was talk about ways to grow Flint Group through adding companies.
In the past three months, Flint Group has made two significant acquisitions of its own, strengthening its portfolio is significant growth segments.
• In November 2015, Flint Group made a huge move, acquiring Xeikon and forming a new division, Flint Group Digital Printing Solutions.
• On Feb. 1, 2016, Flint Group added Advanced Color Systems, Inc. (ACS), Tualatin, OR.
I have discussed the implications of Flint Group’s purchase of Xeikon here. Xeikon gives Flint Group its first foothold in the high-growth digital printing field.
The purchase of Advanced C
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