Mesirow Financial acted as exclusive financial advisor to Resource Label Group, LLC ("RLG" or "the Company"), a portfolio company of Lineage Capital, LLC, in its sale to a fund managed by First Atlantic Capital, Ltd. ("First Atlantic"), a New York-based private equity firm. RLG is a full-service designer and manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels to niche, high-value markets, including the chemical, industrial, food and retail industries. The Company maintains extensive printing capabilities, including UV flexographic, letterpress, rotary screen and digital, to service customers with varying label needs. RLG operates two full-service production facilities strategically located in Franklin and Memphis, Tennessee.
Bill Burch, chief executive officer of RLG, commented, "Mesirow Financial's professionals did a great job executing the sale to First Atlantic. Their middle-market packaging and specialty labeling focus was instrumental in generating a competitive process and ultimately consummating the transaction."
Louis Mitchell, managing director of Mesirow Financial, said, "We were honored to represent the investors of RLG in this process. Mesirow Financial's strong experience and relationships within the label industry and the greater packaging sector allowed us to pair RLG with a knowledgeable financial sponsor that is committed to growing the Company."
The transaction represents another successful assignment completed by Mesirow Financial's Investment Banking group. Having completed over 80 packaging transactions in recent years, Mesirow Financial is one of the most active advisors in the paper, packaging and specialty printing sectors.
About First Atlantic Capital, Ltd.
First Atlantic Capital is a leading middle-market private equity firm with a strong record and continuing interest in the plastics and packaging, branded foods, food processing, industrial and consumer goods, as well as business services industries. First Atlantic partners with management teams and executes growth-oriented investment strategies, utilizing its extensive consulting heritage and operational expertise to produce superior returns for its investors.
About Lineage Capital, LLC
Lineage Capital, LLC is a Boston-based private investment firm with an exclusive focus on owner-managed and family-controlled businesses. Its unique partnership model enables owners to realize substantial liquidity at closing yet retain board control and a meaningful investment in their companies. It seeks to partner with owner-managers who value the support of an experienced investor in pursuing a successful growth strategy for their businesses.