Graphic Management Specialty Products is a provider of tabletop products to the healthcare and food service markets, as well as the food packaging and contract manufacturing industries. The company is based in Oconto, WI (www.gmsp.com).
Hoffmaster Group is a paper converting business focused on the design and manufacture of paper tableware including napkins, plates, cups and complementary items. The company is based in Oshkosh, WI (www.hoffmaster.com).
Metalmark Capital was established by the principals of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) to manage the Metalmark Capital and MSCP funds. Since 1986, the Metalmark Capital and MSCP funds have invested $7 billion of equity capital in over 100 companies. These companies span a range of industries, including energy and natural resources, industrials and healthcare. Metalmark Capital is currently investing through its latest fund, with $2.5 billion of committed capital. The firm is based in New York (www.metalmarkcapital.com).
The Peakstone Group served as exclusive financial advisor to Graphic Management Specialty Products in connection with this transaction. Peakstone is an investment bank focused on middle market and family-owned businesses, with a targeted transaction size of $10 to $100 million. Peakstone provides investment banking advisory services and also makes select private equity investments through its affiliate, PAG Capital Partners. The firm is based in Chicago (www.peakstonegroup.com).
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