Press Release

Mesirow Advises BOX Partners on its Sale to Charlesbank Capital Partners

  • BOX Partners is a premier supplier of packaging, shipping and related products for the e-commerce and distribution markets

  • Partnership with Charlesbank will enable BOX Partners to accelerate its strategic growth objectives

  • Successful transaction highlights Mesirow’s expertise and relationships within the paper, packaging and distribution sectors

CHICAGO, January 18, 2022 – Mesirow, an independent, employee-owned financial services firm, today announced it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to BOX Partners, LLC (“BOX Partners” or the “Company”) on its sale to Charlesbank Capital Partners (“Charlesbank”), an established middle-market private investment firm based in Boston and New York with more than $15 billion of capital raised since inception.

Based in Elgin, Illinois, BOX Partners is an innovative, technology-enabled supplier of packaging, shipping, industrial supplies and related products for the e-commerce and distribution markets. Through its partnership with Charlesbank, BOX Partners is well positioned to grow its presence across the US and expand its network of dedicated customers.

The BOX Partners ownership group commented, “We are pleased to have completed this transaction with Charlesbank and to have Mesirow as the Company’s advisor. The Mesirow team expertly prepared and guided our family and management team through the sale process and provided excellent counsel and support that resulted in a tremendous outcome. We look forward to the Company’s continued growth and success alongside Charlesbank.”

“We were proud to represent BOX Partners in this transaction,” commented Rick Weil, Managing Director of Mesirow Investment Banking. “The Company has developed a sophisticated and unique business model over the past thirty years. It was an honor to lead the ownership and management team through this milestone event.”

“We believe that Charlesbank is an ideal partner to support BOX Partners’ strategic growth objectives and will enable the Company to enhance its value-proposition, market position and reputation throughout the US,” added Chris Yike, Director of Mesirow Investment Banking.

The sale of BOX Partners to Charlesbank represents another successful assignment completed by Mesirow Investment Banking and highlights the firm’s expertise within the paper, packaging and distribution sectors. With extensive sector- specific expertise and deep, long-standing relationships, Mesirow’s team has a proven track record of completing highly tailored and successful transaction on behalf of their clients.

About Mesirow
Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices around the world, we serve clients through a personal, custom approach to reaching financial goals and acting as a force for social good. With capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets & Investment Banking, and Advisory Services, we invest in what matters: our clients, our communities, and our culture. To learn more, visit mesirow.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Mesirow was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business and one of the Top 100 RIA firms by Barron’s.

About BOX Partners
BOX Partners is the nation’s largest wholesaler of packaging, shipping, and industrial supplies. "Helping YOU Sell Packaging®" is more than just a slogan, it is the driving force behind all our efforts. We partner with distributors, ensuring they have the most comprehensive Product Selection, Product Distribution and Marketing Tools in the industry. All of this is Made Easy at our website, boxpartners.com.

Nothing contained herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy an interest in any Mesirow investment vehicle(s). Mesirow Financial, Inc. is not affiliated with BOX Partners, LLC, Charlesbank Capital Partners, or their affiliates. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Mesirow refers to Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc., and its divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates. Securities offered through Mesirow Financial, Inc. member FINRA, SIPC.

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