Lincoln International represents Audax Private Equity in the sale of HALO Branded Solutions to TPG Growth Partners

by / Wednesday, 29 August 2018 / Published in Press Release

HALO Branded Solutions has been sold to TPG Growth, representing the fifth successful transaction for the Company facilitated by Lincoln International

Lincoln International (“Lincoln”), a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that Audax Private Equity (“Audax”) has agreed to sell HALO Branded Solutions, Inc. (“HALO” or the “Company”) to TPG Growth (“TPG”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Sterling, Illinois, HALO is a leading marketing services and supply chain platform in the $40-plus billion promotional products and employee engagement industries. As a one-stop solution, HALO provides over 60,000 customers with brand-enhancing and employee engagement solutions, including custom product development and creative design tools, sourcing and vendor management, logistics and order processing, employee performance awards, wellness programs and customer services for a complete range of promotional product and employee engagement needs. Additional information is available at

Marc Simon, HALO’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “This is the fifth successful transaction that Lincoln International has facilitated for HALO Branded Solutions and we are again very pleased with the outcome. Lincoln is a highly valued advisor that yielded an exceptional result for the Company and its shareholders. We look forward to continuing the execution of our strategic growth plan with the support of our new partners at TPG.”

Lincoln, with a team led by Rob Brown, Mike Iannelli, Gaurang Shastri and Bridget Mollner, served as a sell-side co-advisor to Audax and HALO, working closely with the Company’s management team and shareholders throughout the sale process.

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 joint ventures and partnering advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With twenty offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in 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.

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