NEW YORK, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln International ("Lincoln"), a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that it has represented The Riverside Company ("Riverside") in the sale of The Rutland Group ("Rutland" or the "Company") to PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions.
Rutland, headquartered in Pineville, North Carolina, is a leading specialty company serving the apparel and specialty industrial sectors. The Company boasts innovative formulation and production capabilities for a complete range of screen printing inks and specialty industrial coatings for uses including automotive filtration, medical safety systems and other industrial applications.
Tim Gosline, Partner at The Riverside Company, commented, "Lincoln International's hands-on approach, senior banker commitment and deep knowledge of the buyer universe resulted in excellent service and execution."
Federico Mennella, Head of Global Chemicals and Managing Director at Lincoln International, added, "We are delighted to have assisted Riverside in completing another important transaction. We appreciate the opportunity to utilize our industry knowledge and facilitate the combination of two of the leading providers of screen printing inks and of color and additives solutions. We look forward to continuing to work with Riverside in the future across multiple industry verticals and geographies."
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Riverside, working closely with shareholders and management throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise and managing the preparatory, marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.
For more information on our Global Chemicals Group Leadership Team, please visit http://www.lincolninternational.com/industries/chemicals/.
About PolyOne Corporation
PolyOne Corporation, with 2016 revenues of $3.3 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The Company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles.
About The Rutland Group
The Rutland Group, a leading, global manufacturer of specialty inks and plastisol coatings, was founded in 1962 in Pineville, NC. Since its founding, the Company has grown into a global producer of specialty inks and industrial coatings for a variety of fabrics and applications ranging from automotive filtration to medical safety systems. Through its four brands, Rutland distributes quality inks on a good, better and best scale, often outperforming its competitors in all areas, including price, ease of use and productivity.
About The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on making control and non-control investments in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 470 transactions. The firm's international portfolio includes more than 80 companies.
About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With eighteen offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest.
More information about Lincoln International can be obtained at www.lincolninternational.com
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