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Free Webinar Explores M&A Strategies

Paramus, N.J. – 6/8/2010 – Learn how to use mergers and acquisitions for strategic growth or change in “Preparing for a Merger, Acquisition, or Sale of Business,” a free webinar featuring National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) Senior Vice President John Hyde on June 29th at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Register now at

“At some point, most owners will face the choice to merge, acquire, or sell their business. Being prepared will enable you to take maximum advantage of a strategic opportunity,” says Hyde, an industry veteran who has worked on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions with hundreds of companies during his career. From his unique insider’s perspective, he will help prepare company executives attending the webinar to understand how they can use mergers and acquisitions as an ongoing strategy to achieve their short-term and long-term goals.

“Rapid changes in the graphic communications industry raise new challenges and opportunities for owners and senior managers to redefine their businesses,” he explains. “Some owners considering the risks of further investment may seek to transition from ownership and preserve value in what they built. On the other hand, for those looking to grow their business, strategic acquisitions offer a path to gain new customers and capabilities.”

During the 60-minute webinar, attendees will learn how to best position their company whether their goal is to grow the business, successfully navigate the challenges of our changing industry, or create an exit strategy from ownership. Among the topics to be covered:

•        M&A conditions in the first quarter of 2010
•        10 things you should do to prepare your company for a strategic transaction
•        Key factors in a successful merger or acquisition
•        Strategic transactions that work
•        Outlook for M&A activity in the second half of 2010

Register for the free NAPL Mergers & Acquisitions webinar at

For more information, call NAPL Consultant Kathleen Appleton at , Ext. 6309.

The June 29th M&A webinar is the latest in a series of free online programs from NAPL helping industry leaders tackle graphic communications business management issues in today’s market environment. For more information on upcoming webinars, visit


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