Mesirow Financial Advises Quad on the Sale of its Omaha Packaging Plant
Quad is a worldwide marketing solutions partner providing a diverse range of print and media services. Based in Sussex, Wis., Quad offers a unique integrated marketing platform, and its packaging solutions support speed-to- market through strategy and creative, structural design, package performance testing, prepress, printing and logistics, and more. The sale of the Omaha plant, which performs high-volume, low-cost converting for folding cartons, will allow the company to intensify its efforts behind its higher value packaging solutions, creating a cohesive brand experience across all media channels for its clients.
"Mesirow’s thoughtful guidance and significant experience within the packaging industry were instrumental in finding this partnership with Graphic Packaging,” said Dave Honan, executive vice president and CFO of Quad. “The team expertly executed this transaction, securing a positive outcome for both the talented team in Omaha and Quad’s overall operations.”
Rick Weil, managing director of Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group, said, “We were thrilled to advise Quad on this transaction. We believe the strategic combination of its Omaha plant’s excellent manufacturing capabilities and a vertically integrated supplier like Graphic Packaging will benefit all parties and enable Quad to continue growing its core packaging platform.”
This transaction represents another successful assignment completed by Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group. Having completed over 125 transactions in recent years, Mesirow Financial is one of the most active advisors within the paper, plastics, packaging, and specialty printing sectors.
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