Platinum Equity
Mergers. Acquisitions. Operations.

Mergers. Acquisitions. Operations.


IT Services & Software · Public-to-Private Transaction · Acquired in August 2011

Provides print, web, and tablet media publishing software and solutions for design and publishing professionals.

QuarkXPress is a computer application for creating and editing complex page layouts in a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) environment.


  • Introduced its flagship software, QuarkXPress®, in 1987
  • 30 years of expertise in design and publishing
  • Corporate presence in North America, Europe, and Asia
  • More than five billion pages have been produced using QuarkXPress
  • Over three million QuarkXPress users worldwide


  • Intent on identifying strategic M&A opportunities to grow the company across its core markets
  • Further the company's vision to expand in dynamic publishing


“Platinum Equity is well-positioned to help us continue to execute our dynamic publishing vision through their market reach, merger and acquisition experience, and operational support. This is the natural next step for Quark’s evolution.” Raymond Schiavone, President and CEO, Quark