Lincoln International Represents The Strive Group, LLC in its Sale to Menasha Corporation
Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank, has announced that The Strive Group, LLC (“Strive” or the “Company”) has been acquired by Menasha Corporation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 2001 and based in Chicago, Illinois, Strive is a leading provider of integrated in-store promotional display solutions. The Company is a trusted partner to many of the most respected consumer packaged goods companies in the world. Strive works in a highly integrated manner with its customers to develop and execute important promotional programs, including temporary displays and advertisements that are placed throughout retail stores. Through its Integrated Merchandising Supply Chain model, Strive significantly reduces the dollar and time investment that brand marketers must make to execute merchandising initiatives.
“Lincoln International and Strive have had a longstanding and mutually beneficial business relationship for more than a decade,” said Jeff Sharfstein, Chief Executive Officer of Strive. “Most recently, the experts on the Lincoln team were helpful in advising Strive management during the Company’s acquisition by Menasha Corporation. Banking relationships are important to business success, and through the years the Lincoln team has earned our trust and respect.”
Jim Kotek, President and CEO of Menasha Corporation, commented, “The Strive Acquisition broadens our market penetration and the ability to provide more products and services to our customers. We believe there is an excellent strategic fit between the companies; we both are Midwest-based, family-owned companies with strong cultures and values.”
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive advisor to Strive and worked closely with the senior management team, who were the Company’s primary shareholders, throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise and managing the preparatory, marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.
About Menasha Corporation
Menasha Corporation is a packaging, logistics and marketing services company based in Neenah, Wisconsin. Established in 1849, it is one of America’s oldest privately held manufacturing companies and specializes in corrugated packaging and high-quality point-of-purchase displays, plastic reusable packaging and in-store consumer promotion. The company has more than 3,400 employees in facilities across the globe. Visit its web site at www.menasha.com.
About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With twelve offices (three in the Americas, two in Asia, and seven in Europe) and strategic partnerships with leading institutions in China and Korea, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in the key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest.
More information about Lincoln International can be obtained at www.lincolninternational.com
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