Konica Minolta buys Panasonic printhead business

June 15, 2018

Konica Minolta has acquired the facility and engineering assets from Panasonic Precision Devices of its industrial inkjet head business. Konica Minolta’s stated aim is to strengthen its own inkjet head business, including its R&D and production. Continue reading “Konica Minolta buys Panasonic printhead business”

ABN AMRO acquires MPS flexo

May 21, 2018

ABN AMRO Participaties, the independently managed private equity business of ABN AMRO, has acquired the Dutch firm MPS, best known for its range of narrow web flexo presses. The company had been owned by majority shareholder Braver Investments, Oost NL as well as Bert van den Brink and Eric Hoendervangers, who founded the company back in 1996. Continue reading “ABN AMRO acquires MPS flexo”

Xerox throws in the towel as Jacobson resigns

May 3, 2018

Darwin Deason, the Xerox shareholder who took the company to court to stop its sale to Fujifilm, appears to have won a significant victory over the company. Xerox has abandoned its plan to appeal last week’s legal decision and instead come to an agreement with Deason and his fellow investor Carl Icahn. Continue reading “Xerox throws in the towel as Jacobson resigns”

Mark Andy takes over Presstek

March 28, 2018

Mark Andy, which mainly manufactures label presses, has acquired Presstek from venture capital firm American Industrial Partners for an undisclosed sum. Presstek is best known for its direct imaging plates and presses and the deal includes these as well as its CtP products and worldwide service network. Continue reading “Mark Andy takes over Presstek”

Icahn and Xerox argue over Fujifilm Xerox deal

February 14, 2018

Carl Icahn, Xerox’s largest shareholder, has written an extraordinary open letter along with Darwin Deason, Xerox’s third largest shareholder, urging his fellow shareholders to block the proposed Fujifilm take over of Xerox, saying: “do not let Fuji steal this company from us.” Continue reading “Icahn and Xerox argue over Fujifilm Xerox deal”