Stikeman Elliott LLP provided legal counsel to RR Donnelley, the communications company which today announced its merger with Moore Wallace. The deal will create the world’s premier full-service commercial printer with over $8 billion in annual revenues, a leading position in North America and approximately 50,000 employees worldwide.
The combined company will provide customers with the industry’s broadest array of high-quality, long- and short-run print products and solutions, from magazines, telephone directories, books, catalogs, inserts and financial documents, to billing statements, outsourced customer communications, highly personalized direct mail, premedia, print fulfillment, labels, collateral materials, forms and logistics services. The Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved the agreement.
The combined company will retain the RR Donnelley name and will be headquartered in Chicago
William L. Davis, Chairman, President and CEO of RR Donnelley, said, “Today’s announcement is a tremendously positive step forward in the continued evolution and development of RR Donnelley. The transaction will place the new RR Donnelley among the Fortune 250. It is great news for our customers, our employees and our shareholders. I am especially pleased that Mark Angelson will be leading this company and look forward to a smooth transition.”
Morgan Stanley provided mergers and acquisitions advice to RR Donnelley. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP. Goldman, Sachs & Co. provided mergers and acquisitions advice to Moore Wallace. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP provided legal counsel to Moore Wallace.