KRG Capital Partners Acquires AC Label

KRG Capital Partners Acquires AC Label

Fort Dearborn Company, a diversified supplier of labels and a portfolio company of KRG Capital Partners, has acquired AC Label, a maker of labels for craft beer, liquor and food bottles.

AC Label is a supplier of specialty cut & stack and pressure sensitive labels primarily for the beverage, nutraceutical and spirits markets. The company has 200 employees and three operating divisions in Louisville, KY; Provo, UT; and St Louis, MO (

This is the second add-on acquisition completed by KRG since acquiring Fort Dearborn in August 2010. In March 2013, Fort Dearborn acquired FetterGroup’s paint & coating labels business, one of the largest label providers to the paint and coatings industry. The business is based in Louisville, KY.

Fort Dearborn is a supplier of high-impact decorative labels for the beverage, food, household products, paint and coatings, personal care, private label/retail and spirits markets. The company provides cut & stack, pressure sensitive, roll-fed and shrink sleeve labels across multiple print technologies including digital, flexographic, offset lithographic and rotogravure. Headquartered in Elk Grove, IL the company has ten operating divisions in North America and approximately 1,200 employees (

KRG specializes in acquiring and recapitalizing unique and profitable middle-market companies. Since inception, KRG has invested in 45 platform companies and has completed 135 add-on acquisitions for those platforms. Founded in 1996, KRG has over $4 billion of capital under management and is based in Denver (

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