Toppan Merrill Minnesota 26 Oct 2018

St. Paul, Minnesota, 26 October 2018 – Toppan Leefung Group completed the acquisitions of two business units from Merrill Corporation, including Capital Markets and Compliance (CMC) and Marketing and Communications Solutions (MCS). These acquisitions complemented our growth strategy, which began with the 2017 acquisition of Vintage. The acquisitions included approximately 2,300 employees located in the US and offices in North America, EMEA, India and APAC regions, marking an extraordinary expansion opportunity on a global scale. The new business will be rebranded as Toppan Merrill at the beginning on 2019.

When Toppan Vintage New York opened its doors five years ago, it was our first step to position our Regulated Communications businesses beyond Asia, and ultimately as a leader worldwide. We are confident that these acquisitions will contribute greatly to that endeavor, as a true global powerhouse.

CMC and MCS will be core components of our technology-driven regulated communications services. We are now providing clients around the world with the leading comprehensive choice for their global financial communications needs, featuring the most complete suite of SaaS and traditional services.

It is important to note that the addition of MCS solidifies our competitive positioning in financial services, and advances our goal of regulated market expansion in the health insurance and election services business. It also allows us to focus on mutual funds as a regulated industry.

With the MCS acquisition comes four print, fulfillment and distribution facilities throughout the US: Union, New Jersey; Grove City, Ohio; St. Cloud, Minnesota; and Sartell, Minnesota. The New Jersey location will focus on financial printing. With these facilities, we will be able to offer complete in-house digital and commercial printing capabilities, including full-color print production, pre-press, bindery, imprinting and packaging. By utilizing an end-to-end print management solution that combines print and fulfillment services under one roof, we will reduce overall costs by streamlining the production-through-delivery channel.