Packaging & Printing M&A Remains Attractive

by Taureau Group

Challenges in the packaging & printing industry, including fluctuating prices and shortages of raw materials required for production, and delivering of end products, have affected the industry over the past year. Yet deals are still getting done and at strong values as companies continue to use M&A as a strategy to expand into sustainable solutions and to acquire new technological capabilities to increase production. With so much demand to fill, these factors are anticipated to continue to drive the industry going into 2022.

Taureau Group recently advised KDV Label Co., Inc. and its sister company, I-Graphics, LLC (collectively “KDV”), on the recapitalization of the company to Mason Wells, a Milwaukee-based private equity firm. The Company will be owned by Mason Wells, members of the Vaughn family and current management, and other co-investors.

KDV, with two manufacturing locations in Waukesha, WI and Loveland, CO, produces pressure-sensitive adhesive labels, digital labels, unsupported film labels, and other specialty labels for a variety of consumer applications. The Company performs printing, laminating, slitting, inspection, and other converting operations utilizing a modern equipment set including flexographic and digital presses.

The Taureau Group team brought a high level of expertise and confidence to this transaction. Its insights and market knowledge helped position KDV for a terrific outcome for all stakeholders. Taureau Group is thrilled to have helped the KDV team and the owners in this transaction to Mason Wells. KDV’s industry-leading packaging & printing offerings will undoubtedly provide Mason Wells additional strength to their investments in the packaging & printing industry. We’re excited to see what the future holds for KDV.

This transaction underscores Taureau Group’s leading role in the packaging & printing landscapes. When considering the driving factors of M&A in the packaging & printing industry, it is more important than ever to find the best partner who understands your most pressing industry challenges, from managing rising costs to staying on top of cutting-edge technology. Taureau Group works alongside company owners and founders to support their objectives, develop strategies, and execute solutions.

We proudly work with a number of niches within the packaging & printing industry, including:

  • Paperboard and Printing Services
  • Folding Carton and Other Consumer Packaging
  • Industrial Packaging and Bulk Containers
  • Flexographic Labeling
  • Digital Printing
  • Printing Finishing
  • Point-of-Purchase Displays
  • Direct Mail and Fulfillment Services
  • Commercial Printing

Below is a sampling of packaging & printing industry transactions completed by Taureau Group:

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