M&A Deal Summary

Highlander Partners Acquires Popular Ink

On February 5, 2015, private equity firm Highlander Partners acquired packaging company Popular Ink

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Highlander Partners’ 2nd transaction in the Packaging sector.
  • This is Highlander Partners’ 14th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Highlander Partners’ 5th transaction in Texas.
Investment Fate
  • Popular Ink was sold to a strategic buyer in 2019.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-02-05
Target Popular Ink
Sector Packaging
Buyer(s) Highlander Partners
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Target

Popular Ink

McKinney, Texas, United States
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Popular Ink LLC is a provider of custom printed flexible packaging for the consumer products market throughout the United States. Product capabilities include stick packs, single-serve liquid/gel packets and pouches, and single-serve dry powder packets. Popular Ink LLC is based in McKinney, Texas.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Highlander Partners

Dallas, Texas, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2004
PE ASSETS 2.0B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Highlander Partners LP is a private equity firm focuses on making both direct private equity and mezzanine investments in companies located in US and Europe. The firm seeks to target to invest in small and mid-size private companies with strong management teams, fundamentally strong operations and positive cash flows. HP looks to invest $10 to $50 million as an equity and $10 to $25 million in mezzanine financing in companies with revenues of $10 to $500 million and enterprise value up to $100 million. Specific areas of interest include manufacturing, food, healthcare products and services, and healthcare IT, retail and building materials. Types of transaction include buyouts, growth capital, divestitures, consolidation and recapitalization. Highlander Partners LP was formed in 2004 and is based in Dallas, Texas with additional office in Warszawa, Poland.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 18 of 46
Sector (Packaging) 2 of 2
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 11 of 25
State (Texas) 5 of 7
Country (United States) 14 of 32
Year (2015) 1 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-10-13 The Composites Group

North Kingsville, Ohio, United States

The Composites Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of engineered composite compounds, including high-performance fiberglass and carbon fiber compounds, and parts supported by industry leading research and development capabilities. TCG sells its compounds and complete product solutions to a diverse set of customers across end markets that include aerospace, automotive, defense, electrical, energy, heavy machinery and recreation.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-03-23 Juice Tyme

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Juice Tyme, Inc. is a manufactures and sells juice and beverage concentrates for the foodservice industry in the United States.

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