PE-backed Resource Label buys Best Label

Resource Label Group LLC, which is backed by First Atlantic Capital and TPG Growth, has acquired California-based Best Label, a label manufacturer. No financial terms were disclosed.


FRANKLIN, TN – November 15, 2018 – Resource Label Group, LLC (“Resource Label”) a full-service provider of pressure sensitive label, shrink sleeve and RFID/NFC technology for the packaging industry, today announced it has acquired Best Label Company (“Best Label”), broadening its west coast presence and leading position in the label and packaging industry. Best Label represents the fourth acquisition in recent months for Resource Label, a portfolio company of First Atlantic Capital, a New York-based private investment firm, and TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG.

Mike Apperson, President & CEO of Resource Label Group, stated, “I am honored that Best Label has joined the Resource Label Group team. Best Label brings a group of talented individuals, a high level of product quality and innovative packaging solutions to our organization. I look forward to working closely with the team to continue to serve our growing customer base across North America.”

Located in Cerritos, CA and Union City, CA, Best Label is one of the largest label manufacturers on the west coast and provides innovative and cost-effective labeling solutions across a variety of segments including the food, beverage, health and beauty, pharmaceutical, automotive, agricultural and chemical industries. With more than 40 years of experience, Best Label offers a diverse inventory of letterpress, flexographic and digital printing and enhanced finishing assets to offer a full breadth of pressure sensitive, extended content and promotional label solutions.

“We are extremely excited to join Resource Label Group,” stated Ernie Wong, former CEO of Best Label. “Resource Label shares our commitment to ensuring the long-term success of our customers and valued employees. This partnership is key to supporting our vision and the growth plans for the business.”

Roberto Buaron, Chairman and CEO First Atlantic Capital added, “Best Label has an outstanding group of dedicated employees, diverse client base, and is a valued addition to Resource Label Group. We are pleased to continue to support Resource Label’s expansion, which includes fourteen acquisitions since our initial investment in 2011.”

About Resource Label Group, LLC

Resource Label Group, LLC is a leading pressure sensitive label, shrink sleeve and RFID/NFC manufacturer with diverse product offerings for the food, beverage, chemical, household products, personal care, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, medical device, and technology industries. With eighteen locations across the U.S. and Canada, Resource Label Group, LLC provides national leadership and scale to deliver capabilities, technologies, systems and creative solutions that customers require. Resource Label is a long-standing portfolio company of First Atlantic Capital, a New York-based private investment firm, and TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG.

Headquartered in Franklin TN, Resource Label Group, LLC is the parent company of Resource Label (Franklin & Memphis, TN), MidSouth RFID (Franklin, TN), Pamco Label (Chicago, IL), Fox Tag and Label (Providence, RI), Oxford Graphics (Boston, MA), The Label Company (Los Angeles, CA), A1 Label (Toronto, ON), Taylor Made Labels (Portland, OR), LithoFlexo Grafics (Salt Lake City, UT), Advanced Labels NW (Seattle, WA), RayPress Corporation (Birmingham, AL), Cellotape / Landmark Label (Newark, CA), Gintzler International (Buffalo, NY & Austin, TX), Ingenious Packaging (Toronto, ON), Paragon Label (Napa-Sonoma, CA), Spectrum Label (San Francisco, CA) and Best Label (San Francisco, CA & Los Angeles, CA). With eighteen manufacturing locations, Resource Label Group, LLC employs 1300 associates in the U.S. and Canada. For additional information, visit