First Atlantic Capital Invests in C-P Flexible Packaging
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First Atlantic Capital Invests in C-P Flexible Packaging

First Atlantic Capital has made an investment in C-P Flexible Packaging, a manufacturer of packaging for a variety of diversified end markets. 

C-P Flexible Packaging is a manufacturer of flexible packaging for the snack food, bakery, confection and consumer goods sectors.  The company offers various flexible packaging products, including shrink sleeves, bags and pouches. C-P Flexible Packaging utilizes an array of state-of-the-art presses, laminators and extruders and operates 145,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space across two facilities in York, PA (www.cpflexpack.com). 

First Atlantic Capital invests in middle-market companies with a specific interest in the plastics and packaging, branded foods, food processing, industrial and consumer goods, and business services industries. Since its inception in 1989, First Atlantic has acquired 60 companies and consolidated them into 22 major platforms.  The firm is based in New York (www.firstatlanticcapital.com). 

Mesirow Financial acted as the exclusive financial advisor to C-P Flexible Packaging.  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.  

“Mesirow Financial’s professionals did a great job executing the investment by First Atlantic. Their diligent and professional approach resulted in a transaction that is extremely satisfying to our shareholders and management team. I could not be more excited to align C-P with First Atlantic as they take the company through the next phase of growth,” said Tony Vaudo, chief executive officer of C-P Flexible Packaging. 

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). 

“C-P Flexible Packaging is an impressive, high-growth business with a first-rate reputation in the packaging industry. We were honored to represent the company’s shareholders in this process,” said Louis Mitchell, a Mesirow Financial managing director.

© 2013 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 2-12-13

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