December 2017 – Mike Dudek and Rich Wisniewski of Zygoquest Group “seeking to unite” served as the advisor to Federalgraphics, LLC and its owner Ron Sparkman and Federalgraphics of Columbus, Inc. and its owners Ron Sparkman and Chad Hasty on the sale of certain assets to Sharp Electronics Corporation. Terms of the transaction are confidential.
About Federalgraphics, LLC & Federalgraphics of Columbus, Inc. (www.fedgraph.com)
Federalgraphics, LLC, which was owned and operated by Ron Sparkman, conducted business in Macon, Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama, and Federalgraphics of Columbus, Inc., which was owned and operated by Ron Sparkman and Chad Hasty, conducted business in Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama. Ron founded Federalgraphics in 1994 and subsequently acquired a majority ownership interest in DocuSystems Paper Handling Equipment, Inc., (renamed Federalgraphics of Columbus, Inc.) from Chad Hasty who retained an ownership interest.
Federalgraphics provided customers with document solutions and sold and serviced the full lines of copiers, printers, MFP’s and fax of Konica-Minolta, Kyocera, KIP Wide-Format, Riso and Lexmark. Federalgraphics also sold and serviced other office equipment, including mailing systems (FP), phone systems, folders and inserters (MBM), and also provided customers with MPS (Managed Print Services) and IT Managed Services. Ron Sparkman and Chad Hasty will continue to run the acquired business for Sharp which will now feature the sale of Sharp’s full line of multifunction printers and professional display products.
About Sharp Electronics Corporation (www.sharpusa.com)
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays, robotics and energy systems. Sharp sells its B2B products and solutions in the U.S. through Sharp Business Systems, the direct sales division of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, which markets Sharp’s full line of multifunction printers and professional display products. Sharp Imaging and Information Systems of America is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation.
“We are elated to have Federalgraphics join the Sharp family and further expand our presence in Georgia and Alabama,” said Anthony Sci, Senior Vice President of Sharp Business Systems. “We are committed to upholding the standard of excellence that Federalgraphics customers have come to expect as well as adding the value of Sharp’s extensive catalog of products and services.”
About Zygoquest Group and Mike Dudek (www.zygoquest.com)
Mike Dudek, an attorney and CPA, is the owner of Zygoquest Group “seeking to unite” which provides customized merger & acquisition services to buyers & sellers of companies. Zygoquest is the #1 M&A authority in the office products industry. Mike Dudek & Rich Wisniewski are authors of over 500 consummated M&A transactions including many technology services acquisitions during their careers. Prior to founding Zygoquest, Mike Dudek was Vice-President of Acquisitions for IKON Office Solutions, a $5.5 billion NYSE company acquired by Ricoh Corporation. Mike Dudek has evaluated transactions ranging from the smallest transactions to the largest deals in the office products industry – from million-dollar deals to billion-dollar deals. The Zygoquest website contains deals you will recognize. See www.zygoquest.com.
About Law Office of Mike Dudek (www.mikedudeklaw.com)
Mike Dudek also owns the Law Office of Mike Dudek which provides owners and executives with customized and affordable legal services on mergers and acquisitions and other complex business transactions. See www.mikedudeklaw.com.