Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

Rock LaManna's M&A Q&A

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sun, Sep 2, 2018 @ 20:09 PM

Recently, I took part in an M&A Q&A that was part of a print industry article. I pulled no punches and called it as I see it, as far as mergers and acquisitions go. Below, you'll find the questions and my answers.

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Topics: M&A, mergers and acquisitions

Rock LaManna's Greatest Hits

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Aug 11, 2018 @ 17:08 PM

Over the years, I've put out a lot of good content on my blog and sometimes people ask me about my greatest hits. I've found that certain posts are consistently popular and useful to the printing and print related industries. 

I also know that during busy times, you may not be able to search through my article archives. I don't want you to miss out on marketplace knowledge. Remember, industry knowledge is power!

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Topics: Business Development, Selling Your Business, M&A, Packaging

M&A Secrets: Behind the Curtain

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sun, Jan 21, 2018 @ 14:01 PM

Print business owners who don't know M&A secrets will be at a disadvantage during a sale. In this episode of the Printer's Edge Podcast, Rock LaManna and Ken Okel pull back the curtain on how mergers and acquisitions firms work and how certain policies can cost you big bucks.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, M&A, Sales Strategy, Printer's Edge Podcast

GREED: The Primary Reason Why Mergers and Acquisitions Fail in the Printing Industry

Posted by Rock LaManna on Fri, Dec 1, 2017 @ 08:12 AM

The primary reason why mergers and acquisitions fail in the printing and print-related industries really boils down to one simple thing: Greed.

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Topics: M&A

How Litigation Can Ruin More Than Just Your M&A

Posted by Rock LaManna on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 @ 08:08 AM

Litigation in the mergers and acquisition field typically occur when shareholders file a class-action suit against publicly-traded companies. However, merger litigation happens with private M&A transactions as well, often with detrimental results for both parties involved. Let’s take a look at how to stop a nightmare before it starts.

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Topics: M&A

New Study Reveals Key to M&A Success

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

I know what makes an M&A successful. I’ve participated in successful M&As, and I’ve studied successful M&As. But I haven’t seen anyone quantify the key factors in a merger and acquisition until I met John Jullens and learned of the study conducted by Strategy&.

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Topics: M&A

Why a Valuation is Essential for Reducing Risk

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Nov 11, 2015 @ 08:11 AM


Why is a valuation important when it comes to selling your business? Let’s look beyond the numbers, folks. Let’s talk about sleepless nights and all-out anxiety for you, the seller. If you want to keep the stress level down, then a valuation can be a great tool.

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Topics: M&A, Business Valuation

Digital Inkjet Can be Smart Investment for Companies Planning to Merge or Sell

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

If you’re on a trajectory to sell or merge your printing company in the next three to five years, you might want to take a look at digital inkjet.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Printing Business, M&A, Strategy

10 Reasons to Update Your Business Website Before You Sell Your Company

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

If you are selling your business, your website is the first place a prospective buyer will go to learn about your company. An updated website which also acts as a lead-generating tool is a selling point you can leverage all the way to the bank.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, M&A, Strategy

Confidentiality and Integrity are Crucial When Choosing Advisers to Help you Sell Your Company

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Sep 2, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

If you have confidential information you want to protect while you are selling your business, what do you do? Choosing the right team of trustworthy advisers is the first step. They will have the expertise to help you navigate the sales process while protecting your privacy.

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Topics: M&A