Lincoln Partners Represents Graphic Solutions, Inc. in a Recapitalization with Thrall Enterprises, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois - Graphic Solutions, Inc. ("Graphic Solutions"), a family-owned manufacturer of industrial graphic products announced today that it has received a significant investment from Thrall Enterprises, Inc. to fund its rapid growth and new product development initiatives. Graphic Solutions is planning to change its name to Graphic Solutions International, LLC, a name that management believes better exemplifies the Company's expanding marketplace.
Founded in 1985 by siblings, Suzanne and Bob Zaccone, in Burr Ridge, Illinois, Graphic Solutions has grown from a standard commercial printer to a company specializing in advanced conductive printing technologies, which include products such as printed sensors, electroluminescent ("EL") lamps, radio frequency identification ("RFID") antennas, printed circuitry, and thin flexible printed batteries for microelectronics. In addition to these products, Graphic Solutions is an ISO9001 and QS9000 certified printer of customized pressure sensitive labels, security thread, aluminum nameplates and polycarbonate panels used in a wide variety of end markets.
Thrall Enterprises is a family-owned holding company with corporate offices in Chicago. Through its Nazdar subsidiary, Thrall Enterprises manufactures and distributes screen printing, digital inks and related supplies, and industrial coatings.
Commenting on the transaction, Suzanne Zaccone, President of Graphic Solutions stated: "No matter how savvy you think you are, when you decide to select a firm to assist in selling all or part of your business, it generally is new territory and therefore a stressful, scary and vulnerable time for any business owner. Selecting the right partner to represent us was key for several reasons. The entire Lincoln Partners team quickly and accurately absorbed the spirit and the work of our company and learned what made us so unique both internally and for our customers. They were responsive, creative, understood what we were trying to achieve and helped us to saunter through the process and actually have fun while doing it. A definite difference from what we had heard was normal for this process. Most importantly, they have a strong, high caliper network of strategic and financial relationships where they marketed our firm. We enjoyed working with the team at Lincoln Partners and would select them again for any future endeavors."
Lincoln Partners initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations and acted as the financial advisor to Graphic Solutions in connection with this transaction. Lincoln Partners is a rapidly growing investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and private capital raising. By Using Ingenuity to Outperform, we bring clients like Graphic Solutions the greatest number of options possible. For more information about Lincoln Partners visit our web site at www.lincolnpartners.com.