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Mesirow Financial Advises Markel Industries Inc. On Its Sale To Scapa Group, plc

CHICAGO, September 13, 2017 – Mesirow Financial acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Markel Industries, Controlled Environment Corp and CMark Films, LLC (together the “Company” or “Markel") on its sale to Scapa Group, plc (“Scapa”).

Headquartered in Manchester, CT, Markel is a leading North American manufacturer of adhesive floor mats and tacky rollers for use in medical clean rooms, electronic and industrial assembly areas, construction site and sports venues. Scapa, headquartered in Ashton-under-Lyne, UK, is a global supplier of bonding solutions and manufacturer of adhesive-based products for the healthcare and industrial markets.

Bob Crichton, president and owner of Markel Industries, commented, “We are very pleased with how the process concluded and believe we have succeeded in securing a very positive outcome for Markel’s customers, employees and stakeholders. Mesirow Financial did an excellent job of handling the transaction from start to finish.”

Louis Mitchell, managing director of Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group, added, "Our strong experience and relationships within the plastics industry allowed us to pair Markel with the ideal strategic partner that is committed to furthering the Company’s long-term growth objectives.”

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 that 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 Markel Industries, Controlled Environment Corp and CMark Films, LLC, Scapa Group, plc 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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