Archive for the ‘Strategy’ Category

Still not buying in to a buyout boom

Private equity firms rushed to get deals done in late 2012, partly to beat an expected increase in taxes on gains made from investments. As a result, private equity-backed buyout dealflow in North America reached a post-Lehman high of 1,590 deals valued at $152.3 billion, according to market intelligence firm Preqin. While the lingering uncertainty in the U.S….

January 11, 2013

FutureMark Paper Group Sets Course for Leadership in Environmental Paper

FutureMark® Paper Group launched today as the umbrella group for two recycled paper producers previously operating as Manistique Papers and FutureMark Paper Company. Guided by an unwavering commitment to sustainability, FutureMark Paper Group is now the leading North American provider of responsibly made high-recycled paper for books, magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, business papers, commercial printing…

September 28, 2012

The Watermill Group Acquires Two Elite Metals Manufacturers

Fine Tubes Ltd. and Superior Tube Company Combine Forces to Expand Global Presence and Accelerate Growth Lexington, Mass. – Sept. 11, 2012 – The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, announced the acquisition of two manufacturers specializing in high-precision metal tubing – Fine Tubes Ltd. in Plymouth, United Kingdom, and Superior Tube Company Inc….

September 13, 2012

Counting the Corporates

Ben Procter speaks about the transformation at ACG Boston   ACG Boston is best known for throwing events that are distinguished by a qualification process. By limiting invitations to only ACG members and non-members that are directly involved in M&A transactions, ACG Boston is able to provide valuable networking opportunities. Recent developments include 10 new…

August 7, 2012

EcoSynthetix Signs Three-Year Contract with FutureMark

BURLINGTON, ON, Aug. 3, 2012 /CNW/ – EcoSynthetix Inc. (TSX:ECO.TO – News), a renewable chemicals company that produces a family of commercially proven bio-based products, today announced that FutureMark Paper Company (FutureMark) has signed a three-year contract for a minimum of 2.45 million dry pounds of EcoSphere biolatex binders delivered annually to its Alsip, Illinois,…

August 3, 2012

How Government and Business Scrambled to Save a UP Paper Company

Last August, something like a natural disaster struck the Upper Peninsula community of Manistique. Out of nowhere, it seemed, an economic tornado ripped apart the town’s largest employer, Manistique Papers, forcing the company to the brink of Chapter 7 bankruptcy and destroying 150 jobs. Today, 130 of those jobs are back, with a dozen or…

June 20, 2012

Economic Gardening Strategy Saves and Grows Michigan Jobs

Guest Commentary: Economic gardening strategy saves and grows Michigan jobs By Michael Finney Detroit Free Press Guest Writer A celebration earlier this month in the Upper Peninsula was barely heard south of the Mackinac Bridge. For those in economic development in Michigan, this reality only illustrates the massive change to our state since last year…

May 31, 2012

Private Equity Speed Dating

Mergers and Acquisitions To accelerate dealflow, staying on the radar is critical, explains Ben Procter, partner at private equity firm Watermill Group and president of ACG Boston. “Dealsource, a speed-dating process between intermediaries and private equity firms,” is one way to do that, he tells Mergers & Acquisitions senior reporter Anthony Noto at the 2012 Boston…

May 30, 2012

Watermill Group to Acquire Environmental Paper Producer Manistique Papers

Private investment firm forges strategic alliance between nation’s top recycled paper companies Lexington, Mass. – April 17, 2012 – The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, received court approval today to acquire Manistique Papers, the only company in North America producing high-value uncoated printing and writing paper exclusively from 100-percent recycled fiber. The purchase…

April 17, 2012