Press Release

Mesirow Financial Advises Active Sales Co. on its Sale to LINC Systems

  • Active Sales is a leading distributor of fastener products for the industrial and woodworking markets

  • Partnership with LINC Systems positions Active Sales to continue offering a strong portfolio of brands, quick fulfillment and unmatched customer service

  • Sale executed by Mesirow Financial, highlighting the firm’s expertise within the distribution and supply chain sector

CHICAGO, July 23, 2020 – Mesirow Financial acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Active Sales Co. (“Active Sales” or “the Company”) on its sale to industrial fastener and packaging distribution platform, LINC Systems (“LINC”), a portfolio company of Center Rock Capital Partners.

Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, Active Sales is a leading distributor of industrial fastening products and industrial packaging supplies throughout the western United States. LINC is a premier distributor of fastening and packaging solutions and industrial supplies serving a wide range of industrial markets. The acquisition of Active Sales further diversifies LINC’s customer base both geographically and across end markets.

Craig Russell, president and CEO of Active Sales, said, “Mesirow provided expert guidance through every step of this transaction. With their extensive knowledge of the distribution and supply chain industry, the team maneuvered the unique circumstances brought on by COVID-19 to find the ideal partner for Active Sales.”

“We are honored to have represented Active Sales throughout this process,” commented Rocky Pontikes, managing director of Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group. “We believe this strategic partnership will enable Active Sales to continue providing a strong portfolio of brands and high-quality customer service while diversifying LINC’s offerings across customers and end markets.”

The sale of Active Sales to LINC represents another successful assignment completed by Mesirow Financial's Investment Banking group and highlights the firm’s expertise within the distribution and supply chain sectors. With deep, longstanding relationships and a client-centric approach, Mesirow has a proven track record of completing highly tailored and successful transactions on behalf of clients.

About Mesirow Financial

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in 21 cities, 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 workplace culture. To learn more, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Active Sales

Active Sales is a leading distributor of industrial fastening and packaging supplies used in a range of end markets including pallet, furniture, cabinetry, bedding, and general industrial. For more information, 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 Active Sales Co., LINC Systems, Center Rock Capital Partners, or their affiliates. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Mesirow Financial 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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