Paper, Printing & Packaging

Fort Dearborn has provided profit improvement, capital raising and M&A services for many printers, manufacturers and distributors serving the paper, printing and packaging markets. Our diverse experience includes working with specialty label printers, direct mail printers, lithography companies, and paper/plastics roll/sheet-fed converters.

Highlighted Engagements

$550M
Revenue

paper mill and corrugated sheet manufacturer

$250M
Revenue

multi-plant paperforms converter

$150M
Revenue

multi-plant paper converter and distributor

$100M
Revenue

direct mail/business forms printer with multiple plant locations

$100M
Revenue

multi-plant corrugated box manufacturer

$70M
Revenue

folding carton business with multiple plants and paper mill operation

$60M
Revenue

commercial web printer and mailing operation for large retail companies

$60M
Revenue

wine, food and consumer products label printer

$60M
Revenue

designs and manufactures folding cartons

$40M
Revenue

manufacturer of sheeted, laser, thermal and continous pinfeed labels

$35M
Revenue

sheet fed commercial printer, mailing and fulfillment operation

$35M
Revenue

Plastic, Off-set, large format, mailing & Distribution printing company

$30M
Revenue

direct mail printer, lettershop and fulfillment

$30M
Revenue

direct mail business forms printer and database management company

$30M
Revenue

Direct mail, Commercial Printing, Marketing & Analytics

$26M
Revenue

commercial printer

$25M
Revenue

commercial printing operations

$24M
Revenue

commercial printer with binding and other full-service offerings

$20M
Revenue

sheetfed printing company

$20M
Revenue

folding carton company

$20M
Revenue

flexographic printer and bag manufacturer

$20M
Revenue

direct-marketing services to those selling automotive, retail, publishing and financial-services...

$20M
Revenue

provides remailing services domestically, to Canada and overseas

$20M
Revenue

importers and imprinters of promotional products

$20M
Revenue

designer, developer and manufacturer of digital inkjet printer systems and consumable ink cartridges

$18M
Revenue

manufactures and prints social communication products for life announcements, business marketing...

$15M
Revenue

direct mail lettershop/fulfillment company

$15M
Revenue

direct mail printer

$15M
Revenue

web and sheet fed commercial printer

$15M
Revenue

specialty graphic finishing and fulfillment services

$15M
Revenue

manufacturer of printing equipment

$10M
Revenue

manufacturer of highly engineered protective packaging

$10M
Revenue

specialty promotional products printer

$10M
Revenue

pre-press printing company

$7M
Revenue

packaging and assembly operations for variety of retail and industrial products

$5M
Revenue

manufacturer of products for brand identification

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FDP News

Sep - 20

Jim Sandberg Joins Fort Dearborn

Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that Jim Sandberg has joined the firm as a Senior Associate.

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Jul - 20

Fort Dearborn Advises Private High School

Chicago, IL - Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that we served as exclusive financial advisor to a private high school for the refinancing of $13,000,000 in... Read More

Jul - 20

July 2020 Newsletter

Since early March, we have monitored the impact of COVID-19 on our client base. As expected, early results display widely divergent financial performance - some industries have... Read More