It might appear that consolidation is occurring in the financial printing world for the same reasons it is in the money management arena. But while consolidation in the money management and mutual fund industry has mainly been done to combine distribution strengths, that is not the case in the financial printing world.

In March, two of the largest financial printers made key acquisitions. Merrill Corp. of St. Paul, Minn., bought Daniels Printing of Boston, and Donnelley Financial of Sandston, Va., bought Cadmus Financial Communications of Charlotte, N.C.

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