Lincoln International Represents PNC Equity Management Corp. in the Sale of M&R Marking Systems, LLC to Trodat GmbH
CHICAGO, July 25, 2007 - Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to PNC Equity Management Corp. ("PNC Equity") in the sale of M&R Marking Systems, LLC ("M&R"), the North American leader in hand-held stamp and marking device components and accessories, including components for self-inking stamps, pre-inked stamps, seal presses, embossers, and other consumable supplies. M&R was sold to Austria-based Trodat GmbH ("Trodat"), the global market leader in self-inking color stamps and the largest stamp producer in the world.
Lincoln International enjoys a longstanding relationship with PNC Equity and worked closely with PNC Equity and M&R's senior management team throughout every aspect of the transaction. Lincoln evaluated the strategic rationale for the deal, interacted with Trodat and other potential acquirers, coordinated the due diligence process, and assisted with the negotiation of the purchase agreement.
"Lincoln International ensured the success of the transaction with its hands-on approach, flawless execution, and deep industry knowledge of the office products market," said Peter Del Presto, Partner of PNC Equity. "They worked closely with us every step of the way to ensure that we located an acquirer that met our requirements."
Lou D'Amaro, CEO of M&R, added, "The office products industry has been consolidating and many of the consolidators are in Europe and Asia. We needed a firm like Lincoln International with cross-border capabilities and the expertise and experience in negotiating and closing transactions with foreign strategic acquirers."
This transaction represents the tenth cross-border deal closed by Lincoln International this year. The firm's European offices and strategic partnerships in Asia played an integral role in executing this deal. In addition, the sale of M&R represents another successfully closed office products transaction by Lincoln International in that industry sector this year.
About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition services and private capital raising for leading organizations involved in mid-market transactions. With offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Vienna and strategic partnerships with China Everbright and other partner firms in Asia, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in the key global economies. The organization 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.
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