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Bigelow Advises Total Label USA, LLC on its Acquisition by Fortis Solutions Group LLC

Total Label USA, LLC (“Total Label”) is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Fortis Solutions Group LLC (“Fortis”), a portfolio company of Main Post Partners.  Total Label is a leading manufacturer of highly complex pressure sensitive labels. This transaction is the successful result of an initiative led by Bigelow LLC to seek the next investor for the company’s Founders.

Founded in 2004 by the sister and brother team of Janet Farris and Chris Farris, Total Label ( has locations in Whitefish, MT and Memphis, TN.  Total Label’s primary offerings include extended content, booklet, and complex pressure sensitive labels.  The company serves agriculture, health and beauty, nutraceutical, home goods, and food / beverage end-markets.  Janet and Chris will remain in leadership roles at Total Label.

“As a family-owned business we have always been very purposeful in how we have built the culture and strategy of Total Label,” said Total Label Co-founder and Owner Janet Farris.  “A partnership with Fortis allows us to continue to grow, provide excellent products, and foster a positive environment for our employees.

“Speed. Quality. Innovation. That is the motto we’ve employed at Total Label over the past 15 years, and it was the same way when we helped our father run his business. We chose to combine forces with Fortis because they will allow us to continue to innovate for our customers well into the future.” Chris Farris, Co-founder and Owner Total Label USA, LLC

Fortis Solutions Group (, headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA provides a differentiated approach giving their customers a powerful advantage in the marketplace through industry leading lead times, quality control, color management, and solutions-oriented approaches. They deliver a breadth of product offerings utilizing their outstanding flexographic, letterpress, offset, and digital printing capabilities. These offerings include pressure sensitive and shrink sleeve labels, multi-ply coupon and flexible packaging printing, extended booklet printing, pouches, folding cartons, label applicators and variable data printing. Main Post Partners (, an equity investor in Fortis Solutions, is a private equity investment firm focused on investing in proven growth companies across the consumer value chain.  With a “Partnership, not Ownership” approach, Main Post Partners works closely with a network of successful executives to provide operational and strategic support to its management partners.

“Total Label is known throughout the industry for its highly engineered, value-added products with quick turnaround times. The acquisition of Total Label will further augment our product portfolio while expanding our geographic reach to the Pacific Northwest. I’m looking forward to working alongside Janet and Chris and the Total Label team to continue their growth trajectory.” John O. Wynne, Jr., President & CEO Fortis Solutions Group LLC

Originally established in 1935, Bigelow LLC is widely known as the M+A Advisory Boutique that deals exclusively with private Entrepreneur Owner-Managers. Bigelow has a reputation for having a unique understanding of the special requirements of the owner-managed, entrepreneurial operating company in building and ultimately capturing Enterprise Value.

Whitefish, Montana

has been acquired by

Virginia Beach, Virginia

The undersigned initiated this transaction
and acted as M+A advisor to
Total Label USA, LLC

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