July 2023 – Bill Laughlin, a leading Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) expert, has joined Zygoquest Group “seeking to unite” as Executive Vice-President and Board Member.
Laughlin is arguably the most knowledgeable and experienced M&A expert in the corrugated and value-added packaging products industry. Having worked for the most acquisitive buyers in the industry, Laughlin knows the buyers better than anyone else. Laughlin is armed and ready to represent seller owners with their exit strategy.
Laughlin also has extensive M&A experience in the office equipment industry, the fine and industrial paper industry, health services, aerospace & other industries. Laughlin is a CPA with over 40 years of experience in initiating and consummating countless M&A transactions. Prior to joining Zygoquest Group, Laughlin served as:
Executive Vice-President of Supply One, Inc. – Laughlin spearheaded and consummated 40 acquisitions in the packaging arena for one of the largest independent suppliers of corrugated and packaging products and services in the United States with total revenue of $1.4 billion. Laughlin was one of three founders and original owners of Supply One.
Executive-Vice-President of Zygoquest Group – Laughlin previously worked with Dudek to represent and consummate many transactions in the office equipment and IT Managed Services industries.
Vice-President of Acquisitions of Unisource Worldwide – Laughlin spearheaded and consummated 70 acquisitions in the packaging arena with aggregate revenue of $1 billion for the largest independent distributor of fine and industrial paper with total revenue of $7 billion.
Vice-President of Alco Standard Corporation – Laughlin was responsible for the operational and financial due diligence for approximately 500 acquisitions for this $15 billion diversified conglomerate. Laughlin developed its Mexican acquisition strategy and acquired 20 Mexican companies; served as interim CFO for European operations and completed acquisitions in Germany, Austria, and Denmark.
Audit Partner at Touche Ross & Co. – Laughlin was the Senior technical partner for Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and Delaware offices for this former Big 8 Accounting Firm, now part of Deloitte – the #1 accounting firm in the world.
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