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M&A Due Diligence

LPC works closely with financial services institutions and private equity firms on all aspects of commercial due diligence. Our due diligence team is highly specialized, offering clients the flexibility and response time their projects often require.

LPC’s commercial due diligence projects typically include the following:

Business Overview and Performance Analysis: Every package printing company is unique. The industry is comprised of specialists and generalists and it’s essential that potential acquirers understand a company’s baseline strengths, production and workflow proficiencies, and market position.

Technical and Organizational Analysis: LPC’s due diligence team has direct experience working for industry press manufacturers, plate suppliers, material companies and software firms. Our technical expertise uniquely positions us to carry out comprehensive technical due diligence for label, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated printing companies.

Competitor and Customer Analysis: Due to the market research work we do with industry suppliers, printers, and associations, we speak with brand owners and packaging engineers at consumer packaged goods companies every day, in every global region. We have personnel on the ground in Europe, China, India, Mexico, Brazil and the Middle East. Identification and value assessment of ‘Best-in-Class’ package printers by print and packaging buyers is a critical element in the due diligence process and delivers a potential acquirer exactly how their target company is perceived by both customers and prospects.

Validation of Business Plan / Growth Projections: At the core of evaluating a printing/converting company’s business plan is the ability effectively analyze application trends and growth projections for each end-use sector a printing company sells products to. Due LPC’s experience in the capital equipment sector, we are additionally able to provide an analysis of non-core markets an acquisition candidate has the capability of supplying product to including specific CAPEX recommendations and potential investment strategies.

SWOT Analysis: LPC has aggregated benchmarking data for nearly every step of the print production process; from prepress to press set-up and changeover; from run sizes to gross profit and EBITDA margins; and from inventory levels to machine utilization rates. We are able to benchmark a target’s production and performance data against their peers and competitors in their direct region, and the global marketplace.

LPC’s ability to obtain the critical industry data our recent project required and deliver it to us before deadline was an excellent example of why using a firm who specializes in the packaging sector is often the best choice. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend LPC as a consulting partner to companies seeking due diligence or market intelligence in the packaging industry.


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