manufacturer of highly engineered protective packaging

$10M Revenue

Company Overview

The Company designs and manufactures custom protective packaging solutions for industrial manufacturing companies located in the southwestern United States. 

The Company sells products primarily to leading aerospace, semiconductor, broadband, telecommunications, electronics and defense manufacturers.

Engagement Overview

The Company is highly regarded for its market leadership in product design coupled with unsurpassed foam fabrication expertise, and consequently enjoys leading market share in its geographic market.

The FDP sales process generated numerous management visits, leading to an attractive all-cash offer with a long-term lease of the facility retained by our client.

FDP overcame numerous challenges in marketing this transaction, including transitioning Company management and demonstrating solid growth potential, despite the Company’s leading share in its regional market.

Furthermore, FDP remarketed the Company after the initial buyer failed to close and consummated a deal with a financial buyer, despite growing challenges in the credit markets, which we mitigated by introducing a senior lender that shared our enthusiasm for the deal.


Fort Dearborn was able to introduce the Company to a lender who provided adequate financing to achieve a high purchase price after the initial strategic buyer failed to close.

FDP News

Dec - 21

Fort Dearborn Partners advises Foodservice Provider

Fort Dearborn Partners, Inc. served as the exclusive financial advisor to an Illinois-based foodservice provider and refinanced $17,500,000 of debt.

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Jul - 21

Brian Hartford joins Fort Dearborn Partners

Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that Brian Hartford has joined the firm as a Senior Director.

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May - 21

Fort Dearborn Advises Kanaflex Corporation, USA

Kanaflex Corporation USA (“Kanaflex” or the “Company”) is an industrial hose manufacturer with operations in Vernon Hills (IL), Compton (CA), and... Read More