Franklin Partners advises Merrill Corporation in sale of business unit

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Merrill Corporation (now Datasite), a global provider of secure content sharing, regulated communications and disclosure services, announced it has sold its Real Estate and Franchise business, based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to Xpressdocs Holdings, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Franklin Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Merrill Corporation in the sale.

About Merrill Corporation
Merrill Corporation provides technology-enabled platforms for secure content sharing, regulated communications and disclosure 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 47 locations worldwide, clients turn to Merrill when their need to manage complex content intersects with the need to collaborate securely around the globe.

About Xpressdocs
Xpressdocs is a leading provider of direct marketing solutions for enterprises and franchises across a variety of industries including: real estate, insurance, financial services, education and healthcare. Xpressdocs self-service, on-demand marketing platform is designed to be highly configurable, enabling a distributed user base to efficiently customize and order a variety of products and services from print materials and email marketing, to social media and mobile ads. With a focus on high quality products, rapid turnaround time, and exceptional customer service, Xpressdocs is proud to power marketing efforts for hundreds of national brands. For more information, visit

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