Spring is Buzzing with Acquisition Activity

By Tom Cobery
In May 13, 2013

It appears that the winter doldrums are now behind us. Most of the hibernating Label Companies who are seeking growth through acquisitions have begun to awake. The activity for those companies has increased over the past few months. We here at NAPL have received numerous inquiries from companies seeking potential candidates. It appears that the label industry is still considered a strong and healthy industry to grow and prosper in. The high multiples of the late 1990s and early 2000s are usually not to be found. However, the multiples are still good, ones that can offer excellent returns for a seller who has strong earnings year over year and/or innovative products. Flexible packaging is considered a plus.

If you are contemplating a sale of your Label Business give me a call at 201-523-6326 or e-mail me at tcobery@napl.org.

Tom Cobery

Dealing with the day-to-day needs of running a busy printing operation often leaves company leaders little time to plan for the future of their enterprises on their own. Tom works with chief executive officers and senior management executives in the Tag and Label Industry to develop growth opportunities through strategic transactions, new markets, or new service opportunities. Available for consulting on individual projects, he can also be engaged to serve as an Advisory Partner, helping executives guide their company into the future, serving as an impartial sounding board for ideas, and working with them to set the right course for continued growth and greater profitability. Tom’s personal experience as a Tag and Label Industry company president and chief executive officer, plus his extensive networking with other industry executives through his volunteer leadership activities with the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) give him a unique perspective on the tough issues today’s company leaders face in this specialized segment. Companies engaging Tom will find his insight and independent advice an invaluable asset in helping them achieve their growth and profitability goals. More than a consultant, Tom Cobery wants to be your trusted Advisory Partner.

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