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Fort Dearborn Company Announces New Investment Partner

October 20, 2016 (Elk Grove, IL)

Fort Dearborn Company is pleased to announce that the sale process with Advent International has closed and Advent is now Fort Dearborn Company’s new investment partner. Fort Dearborn’s management team will remain in place and looks forward to working with Advent to deliver ongoing value and accelerated growth to the organization.

“Fort Dearborn is a leading player in the large, fragmented labels market with a differentiated culture and customer service model,” said Kevin Feinblum, a Managing Director at Advent. “The company has completed four acquisitions since 2013, and we believe it is well-positioned to add further capabilities to better serve its customers. We look forward to working with FDC’s management team to pursue these growth opportunities.”

Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. The firm has $40 billion in assets under management and invests in well-positioned companies that offer clear potential for growth. Advent is committed to partnering with management teams to deliver sustained revenue and earnings growth for its portfolio companies.

“We are pleased to welcome Advent as our new investment partner as we pursue our strategy of providing industry-leading prime label products and services,” said Jeff Brezek, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Dearborn. “With Advent’s deep resources and global expertise, we will continue to invest in all aspects of our business to provide superior label solutions for our customers and ongoing opportunities for our associates.”

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