has been acquired by



Ampad is a leading provider of
paper-based office products.

The undersigned acted as financial advisor to Ampad in this Transaction

Ampad

Description

Ampad is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of branded and private label paper-based office products, with manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. and Mexico. The Company is one of the leading suppliers in each of the four key office product categories: writing pads and notebooks, filing supplies, retail envelopes, and specialty papers.

Situation

Arcapita, the private equity owner of Ampad, approached Croft & Bender after receiving a preemptive offer from a strategic acquirer. The Company engaged Croft & Bender to evaluate the preemptive offer and advise the company through a full exclusive sale process, which included valuing the Company, identifying potential acquirers, drafting the offering memorandum and related materials, marketing the Company, selecting a partner, and negotiating the transaction.

Result

Two potential acquirers, one strategic and one financial, submitted competing bids after completing accounting, legal, and business due diligence on the Company. Croft & Bender ultimately negotiated the sale of the Company to Esselte, a J.W. Childs Associates portfolio company.