TM Capital Advises NPG, Inc. in its Sale to RockTenn Company

January 2014 | News & Press

TM Capital, a leading middle market investment banking firm with offices in New York, Boston and Atlanta, served as exclusive financial advisor to NPG, Inc. (“NPG”) in its sale to RockTenn Company (NYSE: RKT), a Fortune 500 provider of high value paperboard, packaging and marketing solutions. NPG, a portfolio company of Wingate Partners, provides market-leading solutions that enable the world’s largest retailers and brands to design, create and distribute dynamic in-store Point-of-Purchase and Out-of-Home promotional and advertising materials. This acquisition will substantially augment RockTenn’s retail displays business and will enable RockTenn to leverage NPG’s proprietary digital asset management technology across its platform.

NPG-Tombstone– Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn., NPG employs approximately 400 associates and operates two manufacturing facilities in Chattanooga and one in Las Vegas

– NPG’s end-to-end solution provides creative, design, printing and finishing solutions for POP display materials, backed by an industry-leading SaaS platform

– RockTenn, with a market capitalization of over $7 billion, is one of North America’s leading integrated manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging as well as merchandising displays

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“TM Capital’s marketing services industry expertise and tireless, client-first focus were on display from day one of this transaction process. The team at TM understood NPG’s value drivers immediately and guided our management team through a transaction with a strategic partner that will be able to leverage NPG’s creative, production and technology offerings across its broad platform while providing our associates with an exciting new growth opportunity.” 


Phil Harris, CEO, NPG, Inc.

“We made the decision to hire TM Capital based on the team’s clearly articulated industry insight and unique understanding of NPG’s value proposition relative to the marketing services ecosystem. We relied heavily on their wealth of experience in structuring and negotiating complex transactions. TM was an exceptional partner that utilized creativity, dedication, industry expertise and senior attention to help us exceed our objectives. We look forward to working with TM Capital on future opportunities.”

– Bud Applebaum, Partner, Wingate Partners


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