Mesirow Advises A1 Label Inc. On Its Sale To Resource Label Group, LLC, A Portfolio Company Of First Atlantic Capital, Ltd.

CHICAGO, March 26, 2015 – Mesirow Financial acted as the exclusive financial advisor to A1 Label Inc. (“A1 Label” or the “Company”) on its sale to Resource Label Group, LLC (“RLG”), a prime label and narrow web film converter and a portfolio company of New York-based private equity firm, First Atlantic Capital, Ltd. (“First Atlantic”).

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, A1 Label is a full-service designer and manufacturer of custom digital, flexographic, offset and letterpress labels. The Company targets customers in high value end-markets across North America, including the personal care, household products, nutraceutical, wine and food industries. A1 Label’s commitment to customer service and satisfaction has earned it a reputation as one of Canada’s premier custom label companies.

Brock Seymour, president of A1 Label, commented, “Mesirow Financial’s relationships within the industry were instrumental in identifying this opportunity for A1 Label, and their expertise was vital in bringing this transaction to fruition. We look forward to our partnership with RLG and value their commitment to furthering the Company’s long-term growth objectives.”

Louis Mitchell, managing director of Mesirow Financial's Investment Banking group, said, "We were honored to represent the owners of A1 Label in this process. We believe the Company’s state-of-the-art capabilities and its unique position in highly attractive end-markets, present an exciting future. RLG and First Atlantic will provide a strong foundation for continued success.”

The transaction represents another successful assignment completed by Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group. Mesirow Financial is one of the most active advisors in the paper, plastics, packaging and specialty printing sectors, having completed over 100 transactions in recent years.

About Resource Label Group
Resource Label Group is a leading pressure sensitive label manufacturer headquartered in Franklin, TN, serving niche, high value consumer markets. RLG focuses on consumer-oriented markets such as food, health & beauty, chemical, and retail, and maintains strong relationships with many small-to-medium sized customers. The company specializes in producing high quality prime labels with its industry leading capabilities in UV flexographic, digital, rotary screen, foil stamping, and RFID printing. Resource Label is also a leader in extended content labels and booklets, which are complex multi-layer structures employed when products require extensive handling and safety instructions. For further information about Resource Label Group, please visit resourcelabel.com.

About First Atlantic Capital
First Atlantic Capital is a leading middle-market private equity firm with a strong record and continuing interest in the plastics and packaging, branded foods, food processing, industrial and consumer goods, as well as business services industries. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has invested close to $1 billion in over 68 transactions across four funds. For additional information, please visit firstatlanticcapital.com.

About Mesirow Financial
Mesirow Financial is a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 1937, it is an independent, employee-owned firm with approximately 1,200 employees globally. With expertise in Investment Management, Global Markets, Insurance Services and Consulting, Mesirow Financial strives to meet the financial needs of institutions, public sector entities, corporations and individuals. For more information, visit mesirowfinancial.com.