FIRST ATLANTIC CAPITAL PORTFOLIO COMPANY RESOURCE LABEL GROUP ACQUIRES PAMCO LABEL
New York – August 8, 2011 – First Atlantic Capital, Ltd., a private investment firm specializing in
acquiring and growing mid-size companies, today announced that its portfolio company, Resource Label
Group, LLC (“Resource Label” or the “Company”), a leading pressure sensitive label manufacturer
primarily for the packaging industry, has acquired Pamco Printed Tape & Label Co., Inc. (“Pamco”), a Des
Plaines, IL-based manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels serving consumer nondurable markets such
as food and beverage, health and beauty, confection, and household products. First Atlantic acquired a
majority interest in Resource Label in April 2011.
Pamco is now a subsidiary of Resource Label and Michael Blechman, President of Pamco, remains in his
current role. Pamco offers a wide array of printing resources including UV flexographic, rotary screen,
foil stamping and digital printing to its customers who require high quality graphics, customization, and
rapid turnaround times.
“Resource Label is an expanding business and we are excited by the addition of Pamco, which will help
Resource Label execute its growth plans,” said Roberto Buaron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
First Atlantic Capital. “Together, Resource Label and Pamco fit perfectly with our investment approach –
taking majority stakes in companies with experienced management teams and a strong market position.
As we successfully accomplished with Berry Plastics, Captive Plastics, and Ranpak we intend to work
closely with Resource Label to further grow its customer base and end-markets.”
William Burch, Chief Executive Officer of Resource Label, said: “The acquisition of Pamco furthers our
objective of becoming the premier one-stop shop for all of our customers’ pressure sensitive label
printing needs. Pamco will help us expand our product offerings and better position us to solve our
customers’ most complex service and application requests. Additionally, we plan to capitalize on
Pamco’s strong position in the markets they serve, and I look forward to working closely with Michael
and the rest of his senior management team in pursuit of these goals.”
Michael Blechman added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with RLG. As part of a larger organization,
Pamco will be better positioned to bolster its product line and serve its unique customer base.”
First Atlantic acquired the majority interest in Resource Label through its most recent private equity
fund, Atlantic Equity Partners IV, L.P. (“AEP IV”).
Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to First Atlantic. Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd. and Mesirow
Financial served as legal and financial advisors to Pamco.
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. First Atlantic partners with management teams and executes
growth-oriented investment strategies, utilizing its extensive consulting heritage and operational
expertise to produce superior returns for its investors. Since inception in 1989, First Atlantic has
consistently generated superior long-term investment returns for its investors and management
partners. First Atlantic has acquired 59 companies and consolidated them into 20 major platforms. For
additional information, please visit www.firstatlanticcapital.com.
About Resource Label Group, LLC
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Franklin, TN, Resource Label focuses on prime labels, which carry
the brand identity of customers’ products, as well as booklets and extended content labels which are
multi-layer structures employed when products require extensive use, handling and safety instructions.
Resource Label focuses on the chemical, food, retail, industrial, and health & beauty end-markets. With
its emphasis on fast turnaround times, quality, customer service and flexibility, Resource Label has
established strong positions in pressure sensitive labels. Resource Label operates two plants located in
Franklin and Memphis, TN and maintains a suite of top-of-the-line printing equipment.
About Pamco Printed Tape & Label Co., Inc.
Pamco was established in 1953 as a manufacturer of labels for a variety of end-markets. Over the years,
Pamco has adjusted its technical capabilities to provide complex manufacturing solutions by offering
both flexographic and digital printing. Today, Pamco makes available to its customer base graphic
intensive labels with high-end features in cost effective ways to create shelf appeal. Pamco’s customer
loyalty is the result of a continuous commitment to quality and service.