Press Release

Mesirow Advises IDENTCO on its Sale to Mason Wells

  • IDENTCO is a leading manufacturer of industrial label solutions for a wide range of end markets

  • Partnership with Mason Wells will advance numerous near-term growth opportunities

  • Highlights the firm’s expertise and relationships within the industrial labels market

CHICAGO, December 17, 2021 – Mesirow, an independent, employee-owned financial services firm, today announced it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to IDENTCO International Corporation (“IDENTCO” or the “Company”) on its sale to Mason Wells Buyout Partners V, LLC (“Mason Wells”), the fifth fund of Milwaukee-based private equity firm Mason Wells.

IDENTCO is a leading manufacturer of high-performance industrial label solutions across a variety of mission critical applications and end markets. Operating out of two world-class manufacturing facilities located in Ingleside, IL and Monterrey, Mexico, as well as three regional sales offices in Juarez, Mexico, Guadalajara, Mexico and Frankfurt, Germany, respectively, the Company designs and produces durable label solutions for the industrial, automotive, transportation, electronic and other segments. IDENTCO is equipped with advanced materials science capabilities and superior customer service, establishing itself as a preferred supplier for a diverse base of international blue-chip customers. Through its partnership with Mason Wells, the Company is poised to pursue numerous near-term growth opportunities while strengthening Mason Wells’ engineered products & services platform.

“We greatly appreciated the opportunity to represent IDENTCO during this transaction,” said Louis Mitchell, Managing Director of Mesirow Investment Banking. “We believe Mason Wells is an excellent strategic partner to maintain the Company’s leading market position and invest in the expansion of its cutting-edge portfolio of products.”

Rocky Pontikes, Managing Director of Mesirow Investment Banking, added, “IDENTCO has built a reputation for exceptional, high-quality solutions and customer service. Mason Wells will be a strong partner to help the Company execute its strategic growth initiatives.”

The sale of IDENTCO to Mason Wells represents another successful assignment completed by Mesirow Investment Banking and its 27th label industry transaction. Mesirow is one of the most active advisors in the paper, plastics and packaging sectors, having completed more than 150 transactions over the past 20 years. 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.

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Headquartered outside Chicago, IDENTCO has been delivering technology-driven, high-performance labeling solutions since 1986. It develops innovative solutions that can withstand any number of extremes and meet the strictest performance standards. With ISO-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Mexico and Germany, IDENTCO has both a global presence and local expertise. 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 IDENTCO International Corporation, Mason Wells Buyout Partners V, LLC, 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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