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Chicago, Illinois and Southfield, Michigan – March 2016 – P&M Corporate Finance (“PMCF”) is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Ann Arbor Distribution / Advanced Distribution (“AAD” or the “Company”) in its sale to Dicom Transportation Group (“Dicom”), a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, AAD is a provider of value-added logistics and delivery services offering dedicated pool-point distribution, less-than-truckload transportation, inbound and outbound logistics, and warehouse management services to customers throughout the Midwest and Great Lakes Regions. The Company leverages a network of strategically positioned distribution centers to serve a blue chip customer base that spans retail, healthcare and other end markets.

Dicom Transportation Group is a Montreal-based provider of expedited transportation and logistics services to customers throughout Canada and the United States. AAD represents a key addition to the Dicom platform and provides a significant opportunity to expand the company’s service offering and geographic reach throughout the Midwest and surrounding regions. Following the acquisition, AAD will be integrated into the Express division of Dicom Transportation Group, which specializes in final mile transportation and freight management services.

Frank Kolakowski, founder and President of AAD, will continue to lead the Company in a similar capacity. Regarding the transaction Mr. Kolakowski remarked, “Our partnership with Dicom and Wind Point provides us with an opportunity to realize significant growth while maintaining best-in-class service for our customers. We look forward to working in parallel with the Dicom management team to continue to invest in our operations and our employees.”

PMCF was hired to serve as the Company’s exclusive investment banker and lead the sale process.  Mr. Kolakowski noted, “The process managed by PMCF resulted in a number of compelling options to pursue.  Their insights into key value drivers, knowledge of the Transportation & Logistics industry, and focus on serving my family’s best interest were evident throughout all phases of the transaction. I couldn’t ask for a better outcome for not only my family, but also the Company.”The transaction closed on February 9th, 2016.

About PMCF

PMCF is a middle market investment bank providing merger and acquisition advisory services to companies in North America and Europe. PMCF provides a broad range of services including sale advisory, acquisition advisory, capital raising and strategic advisory. The firm has dedicated industry teams providing services to industrials, business services, plastics and packaging and medical technology industries. PMCF has offices in Chicago and Detroit and globally via its Corporate Finance International™ affiliates. For more information, visit www.pmcf.com.

Squadron Capital

Chicago, Illinois, and Southfield, Michigan – May, 2016 – P&M Corporate Finance (PMCF) is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Squadron Capital LLC (“Squadron”) in its acquisition of privately held Forum Plastics, Inc. (“Forum” or the “Company”), of Waterbury, CT.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Founded in 2008, Squadron (sqdncap.com) is an investment vehicle funded by a Chicago-based trust and led from its headquarters near Hartford, Connecticut.  Squadron seeks to acquire and invest in operating companies located both in the US and abroad and has an investment focus on developers and manufacturers of orthopedic medical devices, implants and surgical instrumentation. 

Forum (www.forummolding.com) is a manufacturer of high quality sterile-ready and non-sterile injection molded medical plastic products.  Founded in 1980, the Company specializes in components and assemblies with complex geometries essential to the operation of medical devices or complex commercial products.  The majority of Forum’s projects are in support of current and next-generation minimally invasive surgical devices including endoscopic access ports and filters, vein harvesting devices, vascular infusion delivery systems, and cardiac catheter insertion devices.

Squadron Capital President, David Pelizzon said: “Forum differs from most molders by focusing exclusively on the most critical portions of a device where its expertise in mold engineering and state-of-the-art molding processes are critical to the success of our customers’ projects.  The Forum leadership team built a tremendous business and we are delighted that our long-term (multi-generational) investment horizon aligned with their transaction objectives.  We look forward to partnering with the Forum team and leveraging the resources of Squadron companies to execute their long-term business plan for the Company”

PMCF initiated this transaction.  Pelizzon added, “We have worked closely with PMCF over a number of projects and value their insight and expertise in the medical manufacturing and broader medical technology industries.”  

Reed Smith LLP served as legal counsel to Squadron

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