Dresner Partners Represents Postle Distributors, Inc. in Sale to Strength Capital Partners L.L.C.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2006|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DRESNER PARTNERS REPRESENTS POSTLE DISTRIBUTORS, INC. IN SALE TO STRENGTH CAPITAL PARTNERS L.L.C.
CHICAGO – October 12, 2006 – Dresner Partners announced today the sale of Indiana-based Postle Distributors, Inc. to Strength Capital Partners L.L.C. Dresner Partners initiated the transaction and acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Postle Distributors, Inc. (“Postle Distributors”). Senior debt financing for the transaction was provided by Allied Capital Corporation. Subordinated debt financing for the transaction was provided by Babson Capital, an affiliate of Mass Mutual.
With locations in Indiana (Elkhart), Michigan (Cassopolis), Georgia (Valdosta) and California (Woodland), Postle Distributors is one of the nation’s largest suppliers of stock and custom aluminum extrusions, servicing customers across a wide range of industries including recreational vehicles, marine, specialty trailers, and leisure and building products. Strength Capital Partners is a Birmingham, Michigan based private equity group that specializes in acquiring or providing late-stage capital to Middle Economy ™ businesses located throughout the Midwest.
John Postle, founder and President of Postle Distributors, said “The Dresner team did a great job finding and structuring a transaction with a partner that shares our passion for the business.”
“We are pleased to have assembled a partnership that meets the objectives of the company’s shareholders and positions Postle to continue its record of impressive growth,” said Tim Coleman, Senior Managing Director of Dresner Partners.
Steve Dresner, President of Dresner Partners added “This is a terrific outcome for all parties involved and our firm looks forward to Postle’s continued success.”
About Dresner Partners
Dresner Partners is a middle market investment bank based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1991, Dresner Partners provides investment banking services to institutional, family owned and closely held private corporations throughout the United States. Its services include merger & acquisition advisory, institutional private placements, valuations and fairness opinions, and corporate restructuring. Dresner Partners' industry focus includes basic industrials, healthcare, and business services. Its affiliate company, Dresner Corporate Services, is a strategic communications firm specializing in investor and public relations. More information is available via the Internet at www.dresnerpartners.com.
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David Gutierrez, Dresner Corporate Services, 312.780.7204, firstname.lastname@example.org