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Merrill Corporation Announces Divestiture of VITAC Corporation

Feb 02, 2016

St. Paul, Minn. — Merrill Corporation (, a global provider of secure content sharing, regulated communications and disclosure services, today announced it has, through one of its subsidiary companies, entered into an agreement to sell VITAC Corporation, based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, to The Gores Group ( Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Waller Capital acted as exclusive financial advisor to Merrill Corp. in the sale of VITAC.

The divestiture furthers Merrill’s commitment and focus on solving its clients’ most complex content sharing, disclosure and regulated marketing challenges.

About The Gores Group, LLC

The Gores Group, founded in 1987 by Alec Gores, is a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. Over its 25+ year history, The Gores Group has become a leading investor having demonstrated a reliable track record of creating value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London. For more information, please visit

About VITAC Corporation

VITAC Corporation is the nation’s largest provider of closed captioning and other accessible media services. VITAC provides live and prerecorded captioning solutions in English and Spanish, video description and digital media services for broadcast networks, cable TV, online video, and teleconferences worldwide. Among the company’s largest clients are NBC Universal, Discovery Networks, BBC America, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, Turner Broadcasting, Warner Bros. Television, and the Federal Government.  Founded in 1986, VITAC is headquartered in Canonsburg, PA and currently employs over 325 people, with some of the most tenured leaders in the industry.

About Merrill Corporation

Merrill Corporation provides technology-enabled platforms for secure content sharing, regulated communications and compliance services. Clients trust Merrill’s innovative applications and deep subject expertise to successfully navigate the secure sharing of their most sensitive content, perfect and distribute critical financial and regulatory disclosures, and create customized communications across stakeholders. With more than 3,800 people in 41 locations worldwide, clients turn to Merrill when their need to manage complex content intersects with the need to collaborate securely around the globe.


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