Lincoln International advises HALO Branded Solutions in its sale to Audax

Mid-market investment bank Lincoln International represented the shareholders and management of HALO Branded Solutions, Inc. in its sale to Audax Private Equity. Based in Sterling, Illinois, HALO is a marketing services and supply chain platform in the promotional products industry.

Press Release

Lincoln International (“Lincoln”), a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that HALO Branded Solutions, Inc. (“HALO” or the “Company”) has been sold to Audax Private Equity (“Audax”).
Headquartered in Sterling, Illinois, HALO is a leading marketing services and supply chain platform in the $20-plus billion promotional products industry. As a one-stop solution, HALO provides over 40,000 customers with brand-enhancing solutions, including custom product development and creative design tools and resources, sourcing and vendor management, logistics and order processing, billing, collection and customer services across all categories of end customers’ promotional product needs. Additional information is available at
Marc Simon, HALO’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “This is the fourth successful transaction that Lincoln International has facilitated for HALO Branded Solutions and we are again very pleased with the outcome. Lincoln was a highly valued advisor and ran a well-executed process that yielded an exceptional result for the Company and its shareholders. We look forward to continuing the execution of our strategic growth plan with the support of our new partners at Audax.”
Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to HALO, working closely with the Company’s senior management team throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise and managing the preparatory, marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.
For more information regarding this transaction, please contact:
Rob Brown
Managing Director
+1 (312) 580-8340
Michael Iannelli
Managing Director
+1 (312) 580-6281
Gaurang Shastri
+1 (312) 506-2738

Bridget Mollner
Vice President
+1 (312) 506-2722

About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With sixteen offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest.

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