The world’s leading printing group acquires second competitor business unit in extensive acquisition strategy; solidifies leading market position and most comprehensive service options in the industry
Toppan Vintage, part of the world’s leading printing group, announced today the strategic acquisition of Merrill Corporation’s Marketing and Communications Solutions (MCS) business. Last month Toppan Vintage’s parent company, Toppan Leefung Pte. Ltd., also completed the acquisition of Merrill Corporation’s Capital Markets and Compliance business.
Merrill provides technology-enabled platforms for content sharing, regulatory communications and disclosure services. MCS offers clients secure, integrated omni-channel solutions that drive client engagement and streamline personalized communications while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. MCS will be fully integrated into Toppan Vintage’s global printing, communications and technology operation.
The acquisition includes approximately 800 employees located in the US. MCS and the recently acquired Capital Markets and Compliance business will be core components of Toppan Vintage’s technology-driven services and will benefit from increased investments in technology and client service.
“The addition of MCS to our already bolstered business provides us with significant opportunity to continue to accelerate growth within our offerings while bringing additional value to our clients,” said Yeo Chee Tong, CEO of Toppan Leefung Pte. Ltd. “This acquisition solidifies our competitive positioning in financial services and advances our goal of regulated market expansion especially as it relates to MCS health insurance and election services business. Our acquisitions of these Merrill business units will allow us to be a dominant force in our industry while contributing to our efforts to continue to innovate technology, processes, products and services. Our clients will now have access to the most comprehensive choice of solutions in the industry for their global communications needs.”
This acquisition builds upon Toppan Vintage’s ongoing growth strategy. In March of 2017, Toppan Vintage acquired Vintage, a former division of PR Newswire and a provider of regulatory compliance across capital markets, corporate services, and institutional and fund services. The acquisition of Vintage strengthened the expansion of the company’s global footprint and compliance customer base.
Ultimately, Toppan Vintage will be known as Toppan Merrill, reflecting the organization’s scale and enhanced offerings. The company plans to unveil a corporate rebrand in the coming months.
About Toppan Vintage
Toppan Vintage, a leader in financial printing and communications solutions, and its parent Toppan Leefung are part of the Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., the world’s leading printing group, headquartered in Tokyo with approximately US$14 billion in annual sales. Toppan Vintage has been a pioneer and trusted partner in the financial markets for three decades, serving the financial, legal and corporate communities with meticulous, responsive service and unparalleled local market expertise and capabilities. Toppan Vintage’s expanding operations deliver a hassle-free experience for mission-critical content for capital markets transactions, financial reporting and regulatory compliance filings, investment companies and insurance providers. Learn more at www.toppanvintage.com.
About Merrill Corporation
Merrill Corporation provides SaaS solutions for M&A, communications and secure business collaboration. Clients trust Merrill’s innovative applications, excellent customer service and deep subject expertise to successfully navigate the secure sharing of their most sensitive content. Clients turn to Merrill when their need to manage complex content intersects with the need to collaborate securely around the globe.