New company would combine largest printer, major copier and press manufacturer.
By David Savastano
There are frequent talks between companies to explore potential mergers, and most times, not much comes of it. Rarely do these talks reach the point when media sources report on preliminary discussions.
However, Bloomberg News’ report on July 11 that Xerox and R.R. Donnelley are having discussions about Xerox acquiring the printing industry leader certainly got the attention of the business community and the printing industry.
The article, Xerox in Talks to Merge Copier Business with R.R. Donnelley, cited sources who said that Xerox would merge pieces of R.R. Donnelley into its two distinct divisions.
There are plenty of moving parts here, as both companies have previously announced their own splits. Xerox is breaking up into two companies: Xerox, its copier, printer and related-services business, and Conduent Inc., its business process outsourcing business. Bloomberg estimates the sales of eac
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