Mergers and Acquisitions

Mason Wells seeks to acquire food packaging companies

Mason Wells Buyout Funds, a Milwaukee-based private equity firm, is eschewing the recession and is looking to partner with and acquire Midwest-based food packaging and ingredient companies.

The firm has had favorable outcomes with former portfolio companies in those markets and is looking to build upon that success. Mason Wells is interested in companies based in the Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota corridor with $25 million to $250 million in total annual revenue.

"Mason Wells has a strong history of growing companies that it invests in, and believes there are significant growth opportunities in food packaging and ingredients," said Greg Myers, managing director of Mason Wells Buyout Funds. "We are a strong, financial partner with access to industry experts, which will help these companies overcome obstacles they may be facing in today’s economy while simultaneously increasing their market share."

Food packaging and ingredient companies are dealing with several challenges. Within the past 18 months, they have endured wild commodity swings and product recalls have been prevalent, resulting in severe capital losses.

The credit crisis has made the environment more difficult and inhibited the ability to fund growth for the companies, particularly for new product development and market expansion.

As a financial partner, Mason Wells believes it can help the companies weather the recession, invest in the future and stay competitive.

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