In early 2016 Bloomberg News reported that Lexmark International group was looking for potential buyers. Some of the interested parties included Canon Inc. and Ricoh Company. This followed recent update regarding restructuring and separating Lexmark into two separate companies: software and printer/copiers organizations.
Some of the private-equity firms, including Thoma Bravo and Vista Equity Partners are interested in the software division, also known as Perceptive Software image scanning and processing and it was purchased by Lexmark in 2010. Apparently Lexmark was looking for the buyer of the company as a whole but there were no interested parties.