Based in Lenexa, KS, Robbie Manufacturing (http://www.robbieflexibles.com/) is an innovative supplier of flexible packaging. Robbie specializes in on-site packaging needs for grocery stores, shrink wrap packaging of retail multipack household products, and packaging solutions for food processors. With more than 175 employees, it generated US$50 million in annual revenues in its most recent fiscal year.
Transcontinental (http://www.tc.tc, TSX: TCL.A TCL.B) is Canada’s largest printer with operations in print, flexible packaging, publishing and digital media. Transcontinental’s mission is to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. Transcontinental Inc., known as TC Transcontinental, has close to 8,000 employees in Canada and the United States, and revenues of C$2.0 billion in 2015.
Robbie Manufacturing, Inc. (“Robbie Manufacturing” or “Robbie”) announced that it has been acquired by TC Transcontinental (“Transcontinental”). This transaction is the successful culmination of an initiative led by Bigelow LLC on behalf of Robbie.
“It’s a privilege for Robbie Manufacturing and the entire team to join the ranks of TC Transcontinental, a solid, well-established family-controlled corporation led by seasoned leaders and driven by a vision for the future. TC Transcontinental’s vast entrepreneurial experience will undoubtedly help Robbie Manufacturing grow and remain a supplier of choice for its customers. We’ve worked hard to build our reputation over the years, and we know that TC Transcontinental will continue in this vein while respecting the values that sustain our company.” Irv Robinson, Co-founder and CEO Robbie Manufacturing
“This acquisition is great news for the ongoing development of our flexible packaging division, an important area of growth for the Corporation. The acquisition of Robbie Manufacturing is strategic on two fronts. It allows us to enter into two new packaging niches while also creating opportunities for synergies with our existing facilities nearby. The company shares TC Transcontinental’s values and fosters a similar culture, putting their customers at the heart of everything they do. We’re pleased to welcome our new employees who will contribute to TC Transcontinental’s growth and success.” François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer Transcontinental Inc.
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The undersigned acted as M+A advisor to Robbie Manufacturing, Inc.