Printer R.R. Donnelley & Sons Nears Deal to Go Private

Commercial-printing company R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. is nearing a deal to sell itself to a private-equity firm for just over $2 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

Greenwich, Conn.-based Atlas Holdings is expected to pay around $8.50 a share to take R.R. Donnelley private, the people said. A deal could be unveiled as soon as Wednesday, when the company is set to report third-quarter earnings, assuming the talks don’t fall apart.