Oak Hill Capital Partners (“Oak Hill”) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Imagine! Print Solutions (“Imagine!” or “the Company”) from its founder, Bob Lothenbach. Imagine! is a differentiated provider of printed in-store marketing solutions, delivering unparalleled quality and service on point-of-purchase and point-of-sale marketing campaigns. Oak Hill is investing in partnership with Mr. Lothenbach, who will retain a significant minority ownership position, and the Imagine! management team.
Founded in 1988, Imagine! (together with its subsidiary Classic Graphics) provides retailers and other enterprises with a single-point solution for their complex in-store and brand-based marketing needs. Over almost three decades, Imagine! has developed industry leading capabilities for in-store signage and displays and a “customer first” service culture that has resulted in demonstrable advantages in quality, speed, flexibility, and all-in cost. The Company’s suite of value-added services yields substantial efficiency gains at each phase of the value chain (design, production, and fulfillment) and helps position Imagine! as a trusted and valued partner to its customers.
Tyler Wolfram, Managing Partner at Oak Hill, said, “Imagine! is an industry leader in a large and attractive market, and it has an impressive track record of double-digit growth since its founding in 1988. We are excited to partner with Bob and his talented management team to support the Company through its next phase of growth. This transaction is consistent with Oak Hill’s longstanding theme-based investment philosophy and systematized approach to value creation, and builds upon our thirty year history of investing behind leading entrepreneurs and management teams.”