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Dresner Partners Advised GSP in its Acquisition of Great Big Pictures


CHICAGO – June 9, 2015 – Dresner Partners, a leading FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank and IMAP member firm, announced today that it advised GSP in its acquisition of Great Big Pictures, Inc.  GSP is a leading retail services provider offering retail branding and marketing services, Point-of-Purchase (POP) signage, and store-level execution technology.  Great Big Pictures is a large-format graphics production lab that specializes in the retail industry.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“GSP is excited to welcome Great Big Pictures to our family,” said Geoff Neuhoff, Chief Executive Officer of GSP.  “Our combined teams, complementary products and services, and best practices will extend our platform in the retail industry.  We appreciated Dresner’s efforts in finding and assisting us through this strategic acquisition.  Their team was professional, extremely helpful and a pleasure to work with.”

“This transaction expands GSP’s footprint in the U.S.,” said Michelle Moreno, CFA, Managing Director at Dresner Partners.  “The company was looking for a retail marketing business offering POP programs, fixtures and displays, with long-standing relationships.  We are pleased that we were able to identify and assist GSP in meeting their goals.”    

Steven M. Dresner, President of Dresner Partners added, “This transaction is a big win for GSP and Great Big Pictures.  I want to commend Michelle Moreno and Nishant Tulsian from the Dresner team for their hard work and success on this transaction.”

GSP uses its proprietary industry leading software system, POPManager®, to deliver cost-effective, site-specific and award-winning graphics and related services to its clients.  GSP’s clients include over 50 multi-site operators with more than 25,000 retail locations throughout North America.  The company is headquartered in Clearwater, Fla.  For more information, visit www.gspretail.com.

Great Big Pictures, Inc., based in Madison, Wis., delivers photographic-quality printing, propping and visuals fixturing to retail partners nationwide.  The company’s 80,000-square-foot facility houses cutting-edge technologies for conventional and digital imaging, and its state-of-the-art equipment and expert team work to turn ideas into reality.  For more information, visit www.gbpinc.com.

About Dresner Partners
Dresner Partners is a FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York City, Irvine and Palo Alto, Calif., and Richmond, Va.  For nearly 25 years, Dresner Partners has provided financial advisory services to middle market companies throughout the world, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger and acquisitions advisory, financial restructuring & corporate turnarounds, valuations and strategic consulting services.  Dresner Partners is a member of IMAP, an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms.  An affiliated company, Dresner Corporate Services, is a strategic communications firm specializing in public and investor relations.  More information is available at www.dresnerpartners.com or http://www.imap.com/locations/usa-chicago/416.  You can also follow Dresner Partners on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DresnerPartners.      

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For Investment Banking Inquiries:  
Michelle Moreno, Managing Director, (312)780-7207, mmoreno@dresnerco.com
Steven M. Dresner, President,  (312)780-7206, sdresner@dresnerco.com