For nearly 50 years, HM Graphics Inc. has provided a spectrum of award-winning print management services to top-tier customers out of its single-source location in suburban Milwaukee. From initial creative services to final materials fulfillment, HM Graphics’ formula has been simple: combine technologically advanced systems with exceptional project services management.
Through an introduction from a Midwest-based private equity group to a HM Graphics Board Member, the HM Graphics team approached Promontory Point Capital to assist in evaluating several financial and strategic objectives of importance to the family-ownership group. A targeted process led by PPC concluded that the ideal strategic partner for HM would be The John Roberts Company, a family-owned leader in specialty print services based in Minneapolis. The John Roberts Company offers commercial printing and packaging, as well as a range of cross media marketing services that includes sheetfed and web offset printing, digital printing, logistics, and campaign analytics. These products and services were the perfect complement to HM Graphics. In addition to advising HM’s ownership group and leadership team, PPC’s engagement encompassed negotiating the Letter of Intent, administering all aspects of the PPC-hosted online data room, managing all due diligence activities, assisting in vendor & management discussions, providing input to the the final legal documentation and negotiations, and finalizing the closing funds flow.
With the ability to leverage the scale and capabilities provided by the combination of John Roberts and HM Graphics products and services, all HM Graphics and John Roberts clients will benefit from a broader spectrum of solutions. HM Graphics’ employees and customers will now benefit from a stronger, more diverse business with significant cross-selling opportunities now offered by the combined operations. PPC closed this transaction during the first quarter of 2019. Read the press release.