Press Release

Mesirow Financial Advises The Venture Corporation on its Partnership with MEI Labels Holdings, LLC

CHICAGO, July 29, 2013 –Mesirow Financial acted as the exclusive financial advisor to The Venture Corporation ("TVC" or the "Company") on its partnership with MEI Labels Holdings, LLC ("MEI Labels"), a portfolio company of Svoboda Capital Partners LLC ("Svoboda Capital"), a Chicago-based private equity firm.

Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, TVC is a full-service manufacturer and premier provider of print, label and packaging solutions for customers in health & beauty, consumer goods and pet care end markets, among others.

Gary Dunlap, founder and president of TVC, commented, "Mesirow Financial was instrumental in identifying a strong group of prospective strategic and financial partners and conducting an effective transaction process. We are very pleased with the outcome, which resulted in a successful transaction for all parties involved. We look forward to growing our business in partnership with MEI Labels and Svoboda Capital."

Bill Hornell, managing director of Mesirow Financial's Investment Banking group, stated, "Mesirow Financial was honored to represent the owners and management of TVC in this process." Louis Mitchell, managing director of Mesirow Financial, added, "TVC's exceptional senior management team and strong growth opportunities, combined with the support from MEI Labels will provide TVC with a platform for future success."

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 nearly 100 transactions in recent years.

About MEI Labels Holdings, LLC
Founded in 1996, MEI Labels is a leading provider of pressure sensitive label products, inserts, tags, banners and other products, including silk screening and embroidery. Located in Catoosa, Oklahoma, MEI Labels has grown significantly since its inception, becoming a national label printing platform, serving a diverse set of customers across the United States, including many in the food/grocery, industrial, packaging and retail markets. For more information, please visit

About Svoboda Capital Partners LLC
Svoboda Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm with over $300 million of capital under management. Founded in 1998, Svoboda Capital invests in growth oriented companies in the value-added distribution and business, consumer and healthcare services sectors typically valued between $20 million and $100 million. 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 investment vehicle(s). Mesirow Financial, Inc. is not affiliated with The Venture Corporation, MEI Labels Holdings, LLC, Svoboda Capital Partners 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.

Recent news

Mesirow ranked in Barron’s 2021 List of Top 100 RIA Firms

Read article

Mesirow Advises Monomoy Capital Partners and Mac Papers and Packaging on the Acquisition of Dependable Packaging Solutions

Read article