Madison Parker Likes Paper House

Boston-based investment firm Madison Parker Capital has made an investment in Paper House Products, a maker of scrapbooking products and gift items. Paper House is based in Saugerties, N.Y. Brent Brown, Managing Partner of Madison Parker Capital, will join the Paper House Board of Directors.

PRESS RELEASE:
Boston, MA and Saugerties, NY—January 13, 2011— Madison Parker Capital, an investment firm based in Boston, Massachusetts, today announced its investment in Paper House Productions, Inc. (“Paper House”), one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of award-winning Cut-Out Cards, 3D Magnets, Scrapbooking Products, Magnetic Bookmarks and other unique Gift Products for the card, gift and scrapbooking industry. This investment capital will allow Paper House to accelerate its pursuit of new market opportunities and grow its product offerings within stationery, gift, toy, book and most recently automotive channels.

Brent Brown, Managing Partner of Madison Parker Capital, will join the Paper House Board of Directors. “Under the direction of Don Guidi, Paper House has developed distinctive and diversified product offerings to many different segments of the stationery and scrapbooking markets,” said Brown. “We are pleased to partner with Don and the entire management team to support the company’s tremendous growth potential.”

“Madison Parker’s interest and support validates the strong potential of our current market position and will greatly accelerate our ability to design, produce and market world-class paper and gift products over the coming years,” stated Don Guidi, Paper House Chief Executive Officer. “While we continue to create timeless products that have established the Paper House look for almost 30 years, we also have exciting plans to advance our role as industry innovators in developing and producing the next generation of photography-based, die-cut products in 3D.”

About Paper House
Paper House, based in Saugerties, New York, was founded in 1983. Over the past 28 years, the company has grown from a small card company into a complete source for retailers seeking timeless stationery, scrapbooking and various gift items. Paper House has distinguished itself as the premiere photo real design house for papers, cardstock stickers, glitter rub-ons and cut-outs within the Scrapbook/Craft industry. Having won numerous accolades over the years, Paper House is proud to announce it has also recently won Christmas Card of the Year for 2010. For more information on Paper House, visit the website at: www.paperhouseproductions.com.

About Madison Parker Capital
Madison Parker Capital is a Boston-based investment firm focused exclusively on partnership-oriented investments in lower middle-market companies. Madison Parker works with existing management teams, as well as experienced executives, to sponsor minority and majority recapitalizations, growth and consolidation transactions in a wide range of industries including business services, software, healthcare services, industrial/manufacturing, digital media/publishing and consumer/retail. Madison Parker targets companies with operating profits between $2 million and $10 million, with investment sizes ranging from $5 million to $30 million. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.madisonparkercapital.com.