Mesirow Advises Graphic Paper, Inc. On Its Sale To Lindenmeyr Munroe

CHICAGO, July 26, 2016Mesirow Financial acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Graphic Paper, Inc. (“Graphic Paper” or the “Company”) on its sale to Lindenmeyr Munroe (“Lindenmeyr”), a paper merchant and distributor of quality paper and packaging products, and a subsidiary of Central National Gottesman Inc. (“CNG”).

Headquartered on Long Island, New York, Graphic Paper is a leading Northeastern and mid-Atlantic wholesale fine paper distributor with full-service converting capabilities. The Company specializes in the sale of fine paper, coated and uncoated, digital, private label and specialty products, as well as operating a leading-edge converting facility that serves the custom paper and packaging market with precision sheeters, guillotine trimmers and a cartonizing line.

Anthony Aronica, Chief Financial Officer and shareholder of Graphic Paper, commented, “Mesirow Financial’s relationships within the industry were instrumental in identifying this opportunity for Graphic Paper, and their expertise was vital in bringing this transaction to fruition. We look forward to becoming part of the Lindenmeyr and CNG families, and value their commitment to the paper, packaging and graphic arts industry.”

"We are pleased to have worked with Graphic Paper on this assignment," commented Bill Hornell, managing director of Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group. "We believe the Company’s strong position in the Northeastern distribution market and best-in-class converting capabilities present an exciting future.”

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 Central National Gottesman Inc.
Central National Gottesman Inc. is a $5.5 billion sales and marketing organization in the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and plywood industry. Founded in 1886 and headquartered in Purchase, NY, CNG operates through established industry entities in its Distribution, Publication Papers and Central National divisions, building on 130 years of family ownership, market knowledge and adaptability to create value for clients around the world. To learn more, please visit cng-inc.com.

About Mesirow Financial
Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions that deliver measurable results. To learn more, please visit mesirowfinancial.com.