Lincoln International Represents LaSalle Capital Group in the Sale of ChaseDesign, LLC
Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that ChaseDesign, LLC (“ChaseDesign” or the “Company”) has been sold to Momentum Worldwide, a global marketing agency that is part of The Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). ChaseDesign was a portfolio company of LaSalle Capital Group (“LaSalle Capital”), a private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1958 and based in Skaneateles, New York, ChaseDesign provides shopper insight consulting and industrial, package, and retail design services to leading consumer goods companies and major retailers in North America and Europe. The Company’s services are focused on driving sales and market share growth for its clients – leaders in more than 30 product categories, from Fortune 25 companies to emerging innovators. ChaseDesign was founded as a product, brand and package design consultancy. ChaseDesign is widely recognized as a pioneer in shopper-based retail strategy work, with over 1,200 successful implementations for the world’s most established and prestigious companies. Additional information is available at www.chasedesign.net.
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to ChaseDesign, working closely with management and LaSalle Capital throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise and managing the marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.
Jeffery Walters, Co-Founder and Partner of LaSalle Capital, commented, “through an aggressive, customized, global marketing effort focused on strategic acquirers and a strong understanding of ChaseDesign’s truly unique value proposition, Lincoln created a highly competitive process resulting in attractive alternatives for the shareholders and ultimately, a very favorable outcome. Lincoln’s superior execution, industry knowledge and process expertise proved invaluable throughout the sale process.”
Marty Cregg, Chief Executive Officer of ChaseDesign, added, “Lincoln understood our proprietary service model and compelling client value proposition. This deep knowledge, combined with Lincoln’s extensive experience in the marketing services sector, resulted in astute guidance and helped us find a partner with the tools to help our business accelerate its growth trajectory. As we anticipated, Lincoln was an ideal partner to ChaseDesign’s executive management team from start to finish.”
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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