Nicolet Capital’s Transilwrap Buys Interfilm Holdings

Transilwrap Co., the Illinois-based asset of Nicolet Capital Partners, the Chicago private equity firm, is acquiring South Carolina-based Interfilm Holdings. Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. served as advisor to the target.

PRESS RELEASE:
New York, NY (January 6, 2011) – Interfilm Holdings, Inc. (“Interfilm” or the “Company”) of Greenville, SC, has been acquired by Transilwrap Company, Inc. of Franklin Park, IL, a portfolio company of Nicolet Capital Partners, LLC, of Chicago, IL. Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to Interfilm.

Interfilm Holdings, Inc. (www.interfilm-usa.com) is one of the largest and most diversified value-added converters and distributors of flexible plastic films in the U.S. Interfilm provides complete in-house precision slitting of plastic films, combined with a national network of converting and distribution facilities. The Company serves a number of diverse end-markets, such as food, beverage, advertising and marketing, consumer products, and industrial products. Interfilm was founded in 1981.

Transilwrap Company, Inc. (www.transilwrap.com) is a manufacturer, coater, and converter of plastics used in the thermal laminating, printing, industrial, specialty packaging, and graphic arts markets. Transilwrap has multiple distribution locations throughout the United States and Canada with three key business units: thermal laminating films; printable plastics; and industrial packaging and specialty films. Transilwrap was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Franklin Park, IL.

Nicolet Capital Partners, LLC (www.nicoletcap.com) is a private equity firm based in Chicago, IL that makes both majority and minority equity investments in businesses across a wide range of basic industries. The firm targets equity investments of $20 to $50 million in established companies with meaningful and sustainable market positions. In addition to its equity capital, Nicolet can provide committed debt financing for its transactions.

Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. (www.sperrymitchell.com) is an investment banking firm specializing in middle-market merger and acquisition advisory services. Since the firm’s founding in 1986, Sperry Mitchell has completed hundreds of transactions in a wide range of industries, with values ranging from $10 to $450 million.