Press Release

Mesirow Advises Fisher Container On Its Sale To Investment Funds Managed By Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and Management

CHICAGO, February 13, 2017 – Mesirow Financial acted as financial advisor to Fisher Container Corp. (“Fisher Container” or the “Company”) on its sale to investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (“Morgan Stanley”) and Management.

Headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Fisher Container is a leading manufacturer of innovative and technical flexible packaging products primarily for the cleanroom, food and industrial end-markets. The Company prints and converts flexible plastic pouches, bags and rollstock.

Don Fisher, CEO of Fisher Container, commented on the transaction, “Mesirow used their industry experience and creativity to think out of the box to identify a buyer who other banks would not have considered. Their dedication and professionalism were instrumental in finding the right home for us.”

Louis Mitchell, managing director of Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group, said, “We were honored to partner Fisher Container with Morgan Stanley and experienced plastics and packaging executive, Kevin Keneally, as a result of this process. This transaction will provide the Fisher family with the legacy it deserves as a platform for continued organic and acquisition oriented growth in the North American flexible packaging industry.”

The transaction represents another successful assignment completed by Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group. Mesirow Financial is one of the most active advisors in the paper, plastics, packaging and specialty printing sectors, having completed over 100 transactions in recent years.

About Mesirow Financial
Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results. To learn more, please visit

Nothing contained herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy an interest in any Mesirow Financial investment vehicle(s). Mesirow Financial, Inc. is not affiliated with Fisher Container Corp., Morgan Stanley 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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