Clients representing diverse vertical industries
In 2018 net sales
Manufacturing & distribution facilities worldwide
on-site marketing locations in the U.S.
Of providing clients with custom solutions
19% of Net Sales*
- Media Solutions
40% of Net Sales*
- Direct Mail & Commercial
- Packaging & Instore
- Special Interest Publications
Large Scale Execution
30% of Net Sales*
- Retail Inserts
9% of Net Sales*
- Latin America
2% of Net Sales*
Build, Partner, Acquire
Build—Invest in Experienced Marketing Talent
In core strategic functions, we look to hire marketing professionals with client-side experience and build capabilities from within.
Partner—Fill Identified Gaps in our Offering
We partner with companies whose expertise helps us fill a specific gap or amplify our offering.
Acquire—Create Unmatched Marketing Solutions Offering
We will acquire companies when we want to quickly scale to accelerate our transformation. When making a decision to acquire, we take a disciplined approach and conduct a thorough review process to ensure there is a good strategic fit for Quad and our clients, that the economics of the deal make sense, that the integration plan is executable and that we can maintain the integrity of our strong balance sheet.
Recent Acquisitions & Investments
the dtx company, a leader in the direct-to-consumer economy, created a new direct-to-consumer ecosystem called UNBOX which helps consumers directly discover and access brands, and helps brands get direct control over their customer relationships, customer acquisition costs, and customer data. Through this partnership, Quad will support their multichannel ecosystem through data-driven, connected experiences.
Strategic Investment in July 2019
Periscope, one of the nation’s top five independent creative agencies by annual revenue, expands Quad’s offering for creating marketing campaigns and programs – from strategy and creative through execution – across all media channels.
Completed Acquisition in January 2019
Rise specializes in digital media, analytics and customer experience, and through our partnership we are advancing data-driven marketing through the delivery of highly relevant, consistent messages – at scale – to consumers across digital and print channels.
Majority Investment in March 2018
Ivie, a premier marketing services provider, expands Quad’s capability to provide clients unmatched scale for on-site marketing services, integrated execution, and expanded subject matter expertise in digital, media and creative.
Completed Acquisition in February 2018
Quad’s expanding A+ client roster includes large-scale, long-term relationships spanning diverse industries including Consumer Packaged Goods, E-Tail, Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance, Publishing, Retail and Travel & Hospitality. Our Quad 3.0 approach to working with our clients has driven over $300 million of incremental revenue from 2017 through 2018.
Impactful Client RelationshipsEvolving & Strengthening Client Relationships to Become an Invaluable Strategic Marketing Partner
Quad offers world class content execution from print to digital. Our industry-leading content creation platform includes over 75 on-site client marketing locations and our high-quality, low-cost production platform results in leading EBITDA margins.
Best in ClassHigh-Quality, Low-Cost Producer
An entrepreneurial and long-tenured leadership team, augmented by top creative and operational talent, along with an experienced Board of Directors who reflect an effective mix of business expertise, company knowledge, and diverse perspectives, forms a stable ownership structure focused on long-term growth.
Leadership StabilityEntrepreneurial Minded with Long-Term Growth Focus
A strong balance sheet that allows for investment flexibility, sustainable cash flow generation that enables continued investment into transformative capabilities, and an affordable and consistent dividend, form the foundation of Quad’s financial strength.