EFI strengthens Web2Print, dynamic publishing and cross-media marketing portfolio
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PR Log (Press Release) — October 3, 2012 — SAN FRANCISCO, California/Catapult Advisors LLC announced today that it advised Online Print Solutions (OPS) on its sale to Electronics For Imaging (EFI).
OPS, with offices in the US, Australia and Ireland, serves the commercial printing industry. By using OPS’ suite of products, commercial printers are able to offer advanced cloud-based design, publishing and cross-media marketing solutions to their customers. Customers across the globe use OPS suite products to differentiate their services in the highly competitive commercial printing industry
OPS software will become part of EFI’s Productivity Software portfolio. EFI intends to continue to offer both Digital StoreFront(R) and OPS products to the market, and in the near future, integrate key OPS features and technologies supporting cross-media marketing and variable data printing into the EFI Digital StoreFront platform, as well as with EFI MIS software. In addition, EFI plans to combine the two platforms over the coming years so that OPS and Digital StoreFront users will have an easy migration to a platform incorporating the best of both technologies.
“Catapult did a fantastic job for us throughout the transaction,” said Mark McGowan, CEO of OPS. “Their thoughtful advice and tireless commitment to OPS in all aspects of the deal were critical in our achieving such a fantastic outcome.”
According to Catapult Managing Partner Ron Lissak. “OPS has built a very successful business by putting the customer first. Catapult adheres to the same philosophy. It’s very satisfying to help great entrepreneurs like Mark McGowan and Joanne McDowell find a great home for their company.”
About Catapult Advisors
Catapult Advisors is an investment bank and M&A advisory firm serving the software and internet sectors. Founded in 2001, the firm provides capital raising and M&A advisory services to privately-held companies, public companies, and leading private equity firms. Catapult has advised software and internet companies in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Israel. For more information, visit www.catapultadvisors.com.
Online Print Solutions (www.onlineprintsolutions.com) is a leading provider of Web-to-Print, dynamic publishing and cross-media software solutions to the commercial printing industry. Customers throughout the world have deployed the OPS platform in order to differentiate their print services offerings, reduce costs and establish a closer relationship with their end corporate customers.
EFI(TM) (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company’s powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.