Archway Buys Corporate Services

Archway, which is backed by Tailwind Capital and Black Canyon Capital, has acquired Corporate Services. Financial terms weren’t announced. South Bend, Ind.-based Corporate Services is a fulfillment company.

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Today, Archway, a leader in marketing fulfillment, announced the acquisition of Corporate Services Inc. (CSI). CSI is a privately held fulfillment company centrally located in South Bend, IN.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring these two organizations together” said Clay Perfall, chief executive officer of Archway. “Archway has historically held leadership positions serving the retail, consumer packaged goods, automotive, food and beverage and prepaid card industries. The combination of CSI and Archway builds upon those leadership positions and establishes us as a leading provider to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.”

In combination with CSI, Archway’s credentials to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries include:

* Client relationships with three of the top five, and eight of the top 20 pharmaceutical and life science companies
* More than 4 million square feet of storage and distribution space in 13 metropolitan areas, of which more than 700,000 square feet are secured, temperature and humidity-controlled
* HIPAA, PDMA, 21 CFR part 11 compliant
* DEA approved in all 50 states to distribute sample prescription and OTC 3, 3N, 4 & 5 controlled substances

“Becoming part of the Archway team enables us to offer our clients deeper resources, more industry solutions and decades of experience,” said Bob Wozny, president and chief executive officer of CSI. “We’ve always been impressed with Archway and anticipate a seamless integration based on our similar core strengths and company cultures.”

Combining the two companies is another step in fulfilling Archway’s vision of becoming the distinct leader in marketing fulfillment. As a result of the acquisition, Archway gained more than 20 client relationships and 235 employees. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Archway:
Archway is a leader in marketing fulfillment services, providing marketing execution solutions. These solutions include fulfillment services, printing, consumer promotions, business intelligence and decision support tools. Each solution is designed to reduce marketing operations costs, improve marketing execution processes, leverage emerging technologies and most importantly help improve the brand experience at every touch point of their clients’ marketing campaigns. Archway is held by Tailwind Capital, a private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented middle-market companies, and Black Canyon Capital LLC, a private capital firm focused on investing in control and non-control equity and structured debt securities. Archway is ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies and has approximately 1,500 employees and 4 million square feet of distribution space in 13 major metropolitan areas in North America. For more information visit www.archway.com