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Appvion Acquired by Private Equity Firm, Wynnchurch Capital

Appvion - thermal labels

Dec. 7, 2021 - Wynnchurch Capital, L.P., a leading middle market private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired the thermal coating business assets of Appvion Holding Corp. and its subsidiaries (Appvion).

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 1907 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, Appvion is a leading provider of specialty and high-performance direct thermal coatings for label and film solutions as well as renewable, fiber-based consumer and industrial packaging solutions.

"Since our inception, we have built strong and long-lasting relationships with our customers by offering premium and innovative products, technical expertise and unparalleled service," said George Wurtz, Chairman, President and CEO of Appvion. "Wynnchurch shares our values of safety, integrity, honesty and putting the customers first to deliver value. We are excited to partner with them to pursue our next phase of growth."

Greg Gleason, Managing Partner at Wynnchurch, said, "Appvion is the market leader in direct thermal coatings in North America because of its commitment to technology and product innovation for its customers. We've been impressed with the people and culture at Appvion and look forward to partnering with them to make significant investments to drive growth."

Kevin Hanley, Vice President at Wynnchurch, added, "The business is well positioned to benefit from strong market tailwinds in labels and packaging, and we look forward to partnering with management to continue to pursue attractive growth opportunities."

About Wynnchurch Capital

Wynnchurch Capital, L.P., headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, with offices in California, New York, and an affiliate in Canada, was founded in 1999, and is a leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch’s strategy is to partner with middle market companies in the United States and Canada that possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch Capital manages a number of private equity funds with $4.2 billion of committed capital under management and specializes in recapitalizations, growth capital, management buyouts, corporate carve-outs and restructurings. To learn more, visit:

SOURCE: Wynnchurch Capital, L.P.

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