June 8, 2023

On June 1, Willkie client Lakeside Book Company announced that it acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Marquis Book Printing, Inc. 

Marquis is a premier book manufacturer in Canada providing high-quality print services to the publishing and communications industries in Canada, the United States and Europe. 

With this acquisition, Lakeside will enhance its service offering with access to the Canadian market, while improving lead time and overall service capabilities for small and large publishers alike.

Willkie previously advised Atlas Holdings in its acquisition in 2020 of LSC Communications, the book division of which became Lakeside Book Company, and subsequently advised Lakeside Book Company in its acquisition of Phoenix Color Corp. in 2022.

The Willkie team was led by partners Steven Seidman, Mark Cognetti and Laura Acker and included associates David Araoz and Ryan Chambers.