Livingstone’s Industrial sector team has advised the shareholders of Color Communications, Inc., the global leader in the color marketing and coating industries, on its sale to CM Acquisitions.
Founded in 1972, CCI manufactures color systems, color cards, fan decks and sample materials for decorative paint and automotive end markets. The company’s global footprint is headquartered at its 446,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Chicago. Additionally, CCI boasts manufacturing and sales capabilities in Ireland and New Zealand.
CMA invests private equity and provides management resources to middle-market businesses. CMA’s unique partnering approach provides hands-on management assistance and forms true equity partnerships with the operating management teams of CMA’s portfolio companies.
CCI engaged Livingstone to run a sale process to identify partners committed to the Company’s long-term global growth strategy. CCI’s President and COO, Steve Winter, shared, “The opportunity to identify a partner like CMA makes us excited for our future prospects. Livingstone helped us navigate a complex process with appropriate flexibility and timely, candid advice to reach a mutually beneficial outcome.”
Joseph Greenwood, Partner at Livingstone, commented, “This transaction is an excellent example of our commitment to client satisfaction by crafting flexible, tailored processes which focus on our clients’ goals while navigating complexities on their behalf.”
Portage Point Partners also acted as financial advisor to CCI. Goldstein & McClintock served as the Company’s legal counsel. FGMK provided transaction-related accounting services to CCI. Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren served as CMA’s legal counsel. Baker Tilly provided accounting diligence services to CMA.