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Mesirow Advises Braeside Displays on its Sale to Colony Display, a Portfolio Company of Kinzie Capital Partners

  • Braeside is a leading manufacturer of displays and dispensers for the workplace, healthcare facilities and retail environments

  • The acquisition will enable Braeside to pursue long-term growth opportunities

  • The sale executed by Mesirow highlights the firm’s expertise within the niche manufacturing and industrial distribution sectors

CHICAGO, July 14, 2021 – Mesirow acted as exclusive financial advisor to Braeside Holdings, LLC (“Braeside”, “Braeside Displays” or the “Company”) on its sale to Colony Display (“Colony”), a portfolio company of Kinzie Capital Partners and premier designer, manufacturer and installer of highly customized consumer environments.

Headquartered in Antioch, IL, Braeside is an expert in the design, engineering and manufacturing of custom and stock visual merchandising solutions and other ancillary products. Equipped with comprehensive in-house production capabilities and highly customizable solutions, the Company has distinguished itself as an innovative partner to their continually growing customer base across end markets such as industrial health and safety, retail and healthcare. As a leader in visual merchandising, the acquisition of Braeside will broaden Colony’s already robust portfolio of products and enable the Company to pursue numerous long-term growth opportunities.

“Mesirow did an excellent job of handling this transaction from start to finish,” said Nate Kelly, President & CEO of Braeside. “Their expertise and sector relationships were pivotal in finding the ideal partner to complement Braeside’s culture and further the Company’s growth objectives.”

Rocky Pontikes, Managing Director of Mesirow Investment Banking, commented, “We were pleased to represent Braeside in this transaction. The Company and Colony have a shared focus on high-quality service and innovative solutions. This strategic partnership will allow both to continue providing best-in-class products to their customers.”

The sale of Braeside to Colony Displays represents another successful assignment completed by Mesirow Investment Banking and highlights the firm’s expertise within the niche manufacturing and industrial distribution sectors. Committed to leveraging extensive sector-specific expertise across industry groups and nurturing deep long-standing relationships, Mesirow has a proven track record of completing highly tailored and successful transactions on behalf of 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 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 Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune.

About Braeside
At Braeside, it is our business to make you look good.  We design, engineer, and manufacture industry leading displays and merchandising solutions.  Our custom and stock displays offer limitless possibilities and make it easy to differentiate yourself from the pack.  From standout design services and prototype development through production and fulfillment, our in-house team will provide a comprehensive solution that is on time, on budget, and on point. For more information, visit

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 Braeside Holdings, LLC, Colony Displays, Kinzie 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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