Signature is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty ground surfaces and coverings such as temporary flooring, event turf and carpet, permanent specialty flooring and industrial matting. The company sells to a range of domestic and international end markets including oil, gas, mining and construction, special events, stadiums and arenas, sporting and athletic facilities, convention and conference centers and general commercial. Signature sells to over 3,000 customers and ships approximately 10,000 orders a year. The company is headquartered in New York (www.eventdeck.com).
“We were delighted to enter into a partnership with Signature in 2007 in order to position the company for continued growth and prosperity,” said Tom Caracciolo. “Together with management, we were successful in launching numerous new products, opening an international location and closing on two add-on acquisitions. Having exceeded our growth objectives with revenue and EBITDA increases of more than 6.0x, we felt the time had come to find another partner for Signature, one that would continue to finance the significant future growth of the business.”
Dubin Clark & Company is a private equity investment firm whose sole activity is buying and building businesses in partnership with their management teams. The firm was founded in 1984 and is based in Greenwich, CT (www.dubinclark.com).
“Dubin Clark was everything they said they would be – supportive, engaged, and able to back our team up and help us grow our business,” said Arnon Rosan, founder and President of Signature. “Most importantly, the team at Dubin cared about the entire management team and we truly felt a part of the Dubin Clark family.”
Linsalata Capital Partners invests from $10 million to $50 million of equity in middle market companies in an array of industries that have $7 million to $50 million of EBITDA and at least $300 million in enterprise value. The firm is currently investing from its seventh fund with $427 million in committed equity capital. The firm was founded in 1984 and is based in Mayfield Heights, OH (www.linsalatacapital.com).
“Signature is a great opportunity for Linsalata Capital Partners. Arnon Rosan and his team have done a wonderful job building a platform that leverages strong product development, a unique sales and marketing driven culture and exceptional service capabilities. We believe the growth prospects for Signature are very strong,” said Daniel DeSantis, Managing Director at Linsalata Capital Partners.
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