Mark Angelson, former CEO of RR Donnelley, has joined MidOcean Partners as chairman.
MidOcean Partners announced today that former RR Donnelley CEO Mark A. Angelson has joined the New York and London based private equity firm as Chairman.
Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Angelson, 56, led the effort that transformed the printing industry, combining RR Donnelley and other leading firms in the Americas, Europe and Asia and creating the world's largest provider of printing and related services. Before serving as CEO of RR Donnelley, Mr. Angelson served as CEO of Moore Wallace, which at that time was North America's third largest printing company. He was a principal architect of the merger of RR Donnelley and Moore Wallace and the earlier merger of Wallace and Moore, where he served as non-executive Chairman and Lead Independent Director.
“Mark brings to us a unique skill set, as an accomplished private equity professional, corporate CEO and leader,” said Ted Virtue, founder and CEO of MidOcean. “Mark's extensive experience in the US and European markets and his familiarity with our people and platform will provide an immediate and significant benefit to us. In addition to providing invaluable help in a leadership role, collaboratively and collegially with the other senior members of the firm, Mark will take responsibility for our Executive Board and will coordinate the broad group of management resources that forms a core part of our investment strategy.”
Graham Clempson, European Managing Partner of MidOcean, added, “We welcome Mark Angelson as Chairman of our firm. A number of us know him well as a member of our Executive Board, and from his contribution to the value creation in earlier investments in Big Flower Press and Moore Corporation. His many years of experience in the UK should be of particular help to us as we continue to expand our platform in Europe.”
Previously, Mr. Angelson served as Deputy Chairman at Big Flower Press, and its successor, Vertis. At Big Flower, he was involved in approximately 30 acquisitions and related financings, and the $2 billion leveraged recapitalization and sale of control of the company. He also served as Deputy Chairman of Chancery Lane Capital. Mr. Angelson began his career as an international lawyer, participating in the development of substantial, notably successful law offices in Singapore, New York and London.
Mr. Angelson is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Pilgrims, a Trustee of the Institute of International Education (which administers the Fulbright Scholars' Program) and of Northwestern University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce.
About MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners (http://www.midoceanpartners.com) is a premier private equity firm focused on the middle market. Based in New York and London, MidOcean is committed to investing in high quality companies with stable market positions and multiple opportunities for growth in the United States and Europe. Targeted sectors include consumer and leisure, media and communications, business and financial services and industrials. MidOcean utilizes a broad foundation of expertise in its focus industries and its transatlantic platform to create value for its investors and partners.