I.D. Images Acquires Digital Printing Concepts, Multi-Action, and Valley Forge Tape & Label

The three transactions more than double the size of the company since August 2021


Sole Source Capital LLC, an industrial-focused private equity firm, announces that its portfolio company, I.D. Images (IDI), a provider of product identification solutions, has made three significant acquisitions over the past five months. IDI’s acquisitions of Digital Printing Concepts, Multi-Action Communications, and Valley Forge Tape & Label Company have more than doubled the size of the company and extended its reach to several new markets across the U.S. and Canada since it became a Sole Source Capital portfolio company in August 2021. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

IDI manufactures labels that address a broad range of product identification needs for a variety of end markets. Digital Printing Concepts, founded in 2003 and based in East Providence, Rhode Island, is a manufacturer of custom variable data labels that are utilized in warehouse logistics. Headquartered in Quebec, Canada, Multi-Action Communications is a manufacturer of logistics, grocery, track-and-trace, and prime labels to customers throughout Canada and the United States. Based in Exton, Pennsylvania and founded in 1962, Valley Forge Tape & Label Company is a manufacturer of custom printed self-adhesive labels for the food and beverage, healthcare, and consumer products industries.

IDI now has 14 manufacturing and distribution locations across the U.S. and Canada, including its headquarters in Brunswick, Ohio. According to the company, the combined businesses will yield technological and operational synergies as well as deliver cross-selling opportunities to a broader set of clients. IDI states Digital Printing Concepts will increase its custom track-and-trace label product mix, Multi-Action will further increase its food and beverage customer base and add three Canadian facilities, and Valley Forge will further enhance its custom-printed pressure-sensitive label capabilities.

“Sole Source Capital and IDI are excited to partner with Digital Printing Concepts, Multi-Action Communications, and Valley Forge Tape & Label,” says David Fredston, founder and CEO of Sole Source Capital. “All three companies have a strong heritage within the labels industry, and we are pleased with the growth we’ve achieved in a few short months.”

“We believe that Sole Source Capital’s M&A and operating expertise, alongside IDI’s skilled operators will propel Digital Printing Concepts, Multi-Action Communications, and Valley Forge to new heights,” says Scott Sussman, partner and CIO of Sole Source Capital.

“We are honored to continue the service, value, quality, and expertise of Digital Printing Concepts, Multi-Action Communications, and Valley Forge Tape & Label, and share the same level of commitment to our now combined employees, customers, and vendors,” adds Jeff Fielkow, CEO of I.D. Images. “We are able to serve our customers out of 14 production locations and can offer a broader range of decorative, industrial, and grocery labeling solutions.”

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Marie Fennema is the editor of the GRAPHICS PRO Daily, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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