Transcontinental Corp.

TM1203_Transcontinental Acquires CC3
December 19, 2003

MONTREAL, Dec. 18, 2003 - Transcontinental Inc. today announced the acquisition of CC3, a growing company in the direct marketing industry in the United States. CC3 has a network of eight facilities in Pennsylvania, California and Texas, offering a complete range of direct marketing services through its unique integrated platform. It delivers over 1.5 billion direct marketing pieces a year. CC3 has over 1100 employees and annual revenues of about C$167 million (US$127 million). This acquisition is the largest in Transcontinental's history in terms of revenues. CC3 was owned by Providence Equity Partners Inc., a private investment firm with over US$5 billion under management.   The consideration for the

Printing Technology Update: Small Victories
December 1, 2003

By Hallie Mummert When asked what's new in printing technology for companies that use direct mail, the immediate observation of many direct marketing industry veterans is, "There's nothing revolutionary out there right now." That may be true, but it doesn't mean the printing industry is at a standstill. To collectively meet the needs of the end-users of print products—that's you, the direct marketer—printing companies and manufacturers of printing presses and print production software have banded together to deliver small innovations that can deliver big results. While very few printing companies have been investing in new or upgraded machinery, many have been tweaking existing

Tapping Postal Resources
April 1, 2003

By Paul Barbagallo Targeting consumers using the U.S. Postal Service as your messenger can be an arduous task. But amid postal rate increases, confusion about retirement pension overpayment and presidential postal commission roundtables on the nature of reform, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) does have cost-cutting resources in place for the mailer. A common opinion voiced by postal experts is that mailers are not educated enough about the components and benefits of the various products, services and technologies the USPS has to offer. We picked the brains of some of these mail gurus to share how postal products such as Merlin, ABE,

Small Office/Home Office
March 1, 2003

By Paul Barbagallo Currently, 15 million small businesses are active in America, if you define a small business as an enterprise with one to 500 employees. By the fourth quarter of 2002, more than half of these small businesses saw improvement in sales from the three previous quarters, according to a survey conducted by Business Know-How, a small business online service for home office professionals and small businesses. A recent study by financial experts Cattles Invoice Finance reveals that, compared to 2001, almost 80 percent of small companies and self-run businesses enjoyed the same or higher profits in 2002, even though just under