Mesirow Financial acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Label World, a digital and flexographic printing company and a portfolio company of Kamylon Capital, in its recent sale to WS Packaging Group. Kamylon acquired the assets of Label World in January 2006.
“We are pleased to have worked with Kamylon Capital and the Label World team during the sale process. Label World’s strong management team and custom label capabilities complement WS Packaging’s label converting operations nicely,” said Bill Hornell, managing director at Mesirow Financial.
The transaction represents another successful assignment completed by Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group. Mesirow Financial is one of the most active advisors in the paper, plastics, packaging and specialty printing sectors, having completed over 90 transactions in recent years.
Label World employs digital and flexographic printing technologies to manufacture custom labels and packaging products for end markets such as food, industrial, health and beauty, nutraceuticals, wine and specialty beverage. The company is based in Rochester, NY (www.labelworldusa.com).
“Mesirow Financial was a valuable partner throughout the sale process. Their knowledge and experience in packaging, combined with their execution expertise, helped us generate a competitive process and ultimately drive a positive outcome,” said John McDermott, president and CEO of Label World.
The buyer of Label World, WS Packaging Group, is one of the largest printing and label converting operations in North America. The company has more than 1,900 employees and offers an array of printing and flexible packaging across 22 manufacturing facilities in the US and Mexico. WS Packaging Group is based in Green Bay, WI (www.wspackaging.com).
Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group focuses exclusively on middle-market transactions and serves middle-market companies and large corporations, both public and private, in merger and acquisition advisory, capital markets advisory, restructuring and special situations, fairness and solvency opinion, board of directors advisory and special committee representation. Overall, Mesirow Financial is a diversified financial services firm with particular expertise in investment management, global markets, insurance services and consulting. Founded in 1937, Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned firm with more than 1,200 employees in offices across the US and in London, UK. The firm is headquartered in Chicago (www.mesirowfinancial.com).
Kamylon Capital makes control equity investments in lower middle market businesses. The firm is based in Wellesley Hills, MA (www.kamylon.com).
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