Mergers & Acquisitions Forum

An overview from the experts

6 December 2017

Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo, Japan


A new event for 2017, the forum is aimed at those wishing to understand how mergers and acquisitions are shaping the digital printing industry. Whether you are a potential acquirer or acquiree, or just need to understand the changes in our industry today and over the next few years, the session is well worth attending.

The forum will focus on market drivers for M&A activity, how the industry has been shaped by M&A activities, and how the M&A market within digital printing will change over the next 5 years. A private networking reception allows attendees to share their experiences over drinks.

Forum Programme

Wednesday 6 December

08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00 Forum begins

Fundamental market forces driving M&A in inkjet
Marco Boer, IT Strategies

  • Global Trends in digital printing
  • Specific trends driving M&A
  • Special focus on market dynamics affecting Japanese suppliers

M&A in industrial digital printing
Kenneth Stack, Proximus

  • Defining the types of targets for M&A
  • Detailed overview of digital printing M&A - the data set
  • Digital printing deal valuation analysis by sector
  • Mega-trends driving M&A
  • The coming deal landscape

M&A process and advice
Kenneth Stack, Proximus

  • M&A deal process for technology companies
  • Specific transaction advice for Japanese buyers - Integrating non-Japanese purchases

Question and answer session

A chance for the audience to ask questions of the presenters, and have open discussions.

12:00-13:00 Networking reception

About Kenneth Stack

Dr. Kenneth Stack is an experienced M&A professional with extensive digital printing industry background. Ken operates Proximus LLC., a boutique investment banking and venture capital firm that specializes in finding strategic value for companies within the digital printing industry. Since its founding in 2011, Proximus has completed over $600 million in M&A deals within the digital printing market, representing both buyers and sellers alike. Ken has over 20 years of experience within digital printing, having founded Jetrion in 2003, a leader in digital label printing, which he sold to Electronics for Imaging in 2006. He held senior leadership positions at Electronics for Imaging from 2006-2010 and at the Eastman Kodak Company from 1998-2002. Ken earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as well as an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Rochester.