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Clayton Dubilier & Rice Completes Combination of Fort Dearborn and Multi-Color Corporation to Create Global Leader in Prime Label Industry

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice completed the previously announced combination of Fort Dearborn Company and Multi-Color Corporation, creating the world’s largest label solutions company by revenues. With approximately $3 billion of annual revenue, the combined company serves many of the world’s most prominent brands across the Food & Beverage, Home & Personal Care, Wine & Spirits and other specialty end categories.

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Clayton Dubilier & Rice Leads Merger of Fort Dearborn and Multi-Color Corporation to Create Scaled Global Label Manufacturer

Clayton Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”) announced a definitive agreement under which CD&R funds will acquire and combine Fort Dearborn and Multi-Color Corporation (“MCC”), to create the world’s largest label solutions company serving customers worldwide. The CD&R funds are acquiring Fort Dearborn and MCC from global private equity investors Advent International and Platinum Equity, respectively. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Fort Dearborn Sets World Impression Record on Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106

With a significant increase in its business due to market leading quality and customer service, Fort Dearborn, a custom label and packaging company with twenty locations nationwide, reached nearly 82 million impressions on its Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-8+L in 2020. This high level of productivity was especially critical to Fort Dearborn’s success as demand at grocery stores due to COVID-19 surged.

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