Closed Deal Announcement – Peakstone Advises Pure Pulp on Strategic Investment



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March 2014. The Peakstone Group is pleased to announce that Fabri-Kal has made a strategic investment in Pure Pulp.  The Peakstone Group acted as exclusive financial advisor to Pure Pulp on this transaction. About Pure Pulp Pure Pulp Products, Inc. (www.purepulpproducts.com) is a manufacturer of biodegradable, molded fiber and thermoforming products, using soy, wheat and annually renewable materials. Their materials …
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The Peakstone Group Expands to Michigan with New Managing Director

January 2014. Richard “Dick” Goff is a Managing Director of the Peakstone Group, where he is responsible for transaction origination and execution. He will be working to expand Peakstone’s services to its clients in Michigan. He is also the Managing Principal of R. M. Goff & Company LLC, an investment firm that acquires and builds companies in the lower middle …
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Peakstone Welcomes Michael Feldman as Managing Director

January 2014. Michael J. Feldman joins The Peakstone Group with over 30 years of experience advising entrepreneurs, senior management and boards on mergers, acquisitions and capital raising transactions.  Michael has completed transactions with companies in a broad range of industries including  technology, printed electronics, consumer electronics & products, retail, automotive, aerospace, defense, energy and clean tech. Michael is an experienced entrepreneur, …
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Closed Deal Announcement – Peakstone Advises Saco Foods Inc on M&A Transaction



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Closed Deal Announcement – Peakstone Advises Alliance Time Holdings and Ashford.com on Transaction



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December 2013. The Peakstone Group (“Peakstone”) announced that it has served as exclusive financial advisor to Alliance Time Holdings (“Alliance”) and Ashford.com on an approximately $70 million shareholder recapitalization transaction. Alliance Time is the leading wholesaler and Ashford.com is the leading online retailer of luxury watches and specialty jewelry, distributing thousands of products from over a hundred suppliers in over …
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Closed Deal Announcement – Peakstone Advises Kickapoo Valley Cheese on Sale to Biery Cheese



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November 2013. Kickapoo Valley Cheese Corporation (“Kickapoo”) has completed the sale of the company to Biery Cheese Company of Louisville, Ohio. Kickapoo, based in Sherry, Wisconsin, is a cheese packaging company that provides a variety of specialty slicing and packaging services.  Kickapoo’s services include slicing and packaging cheese in shingles and stacks, party trays, cubes, chunks and wedges. Kickapoo works …
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Closed Deal Announcement – Peakstone Advises GMSP on Sale to Hoffmaster



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September 2013. Graphic Management Specialty Products, Inc. (“GMSP”) has completed the sale of the company to Hoffmaster Group, Inc. GMSP, based in Oconto, Wisconsin, is a leading provider of high-quality tabletop products to the healthcare and food service markets, as well the food packaging and contract manufacturing industries. Hoffmaster Group, Inc., a portfolio company of Metalmark Capital, is a leading North American …
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Closed Deal Announcement – Peakstone Advises Pivotal 5, Inc. on the Acquisition of Lifeline USA and Arranged the Financing for the Transaction



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September 2013.  Pivotal 5, Inc. (“Pivotal 5”) has announced the purchase of fitness brand Lifeline USA, a leading supplier of professional-grade functional fitness training equipment.  Pivotal 5’s marketing, commercialization and sales capabilities will enable Lifeline to continue expanding its brand worldwide.  Pivotal 5 and Lifeline have been long-time partners in both product supply and retail distribution.  RLJ Credit Opportunity Fund provided the financing for the transaction.   The …
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The Peakstone Group Adds Managing Director

July 2013.  Cathy Jaros joins The Peakstone Group as a Managing Director focusing on food and consumer products companies.  Cathy has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and strategic corporate development.  Her clients include food and packaged goods, healthy ingredients, technology and manufacturing companies.  She has led engagements for Fortune 500 and smaller companies, public and private companies and has …
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Peakstone Creates Real Estate Investment Banking Practice led by David R. Brown

March 2013.  The Peakstone Group, the Chicago-based investment bank, has created a new Real Estate Investment Banking Practice headed by industry veteran, David R. Brown, joining Peakstone as Managing Director. Over his 27-year professional real estate career, David has been in a leadership position with some of the world’s top real estate companies including ORIX Real Estate Capital (where he …
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