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Testimonials

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Whether you are considering a merger, sale, or equity financing for an acquisition, you will bring significant negotiating and value-enhancing power to your side by partnering with an industry dedicated advisor. 

"Hiring Blaige & Company was one of the best decisions of my life." Kurt Ross, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Grayling Industries
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The Blaige & Company process resulted in the achievement of a premium value which significantly exceeded our expectations.” Ron Giordano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of H.S. Crocker Company, Inc
“Hiring Blaige not only allowed us to achieve the top of our target valuation range, but also increased the certainty of closing the deal by bringing in multiple competitive bids.” Jim Kaye, Chairman of Plastic Package Inc.
"Blaige & Company delivered outstanding results and exceeded my client’s expectations!" Maryann Waryjas, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Herc Holdings, LLC
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“We went with Blaige & Company given their deeper understanding and experience with higher value packaging companies in the food, pharmaceutical and related industries. The Blaige process resulted in the achievement of a premium value which significantly exceeded our expectations.”

 

Ron Giordano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of H.S. Crocker Company, Inc

We hired Blaige over European and US based advisors for our 2 major Europe-based sale assignments, as their global network and extensive industry operating experience is unique. We found great partners for our companies, but most importantly our sale proceeds exceeded expectations in each case.

 

Marc Rapp, Chief Executive Officer of Floeter Flexible Packaging Group/ Chief Executive Officer of MetPro Verpackungs-Service GmbH

“After entertaining what appeared to be a fair preemptive strategic offer on our own, our team elected to engage Blaige & Company to create a business model/strategic plan and orchestrate a selective and confidential but robust competitive process. The process resulted in a multitude of offers at much higher valuations such that in the end the preemptive bidder was not considered. In addition to maximizing valuation, certainty of closing was also maximized which was especially critical during Covid.”

Adrián Backer, CEO/Owner, Signature Flexible Packaging

 

 

 

“We hired Blaige & Company after entertaining several one-off proposals from potential partners and investors. The Blaige & Company process involved a very methodical and thoughtful approach to positioning our company and resulted in multiple offers from a variety of investors, and ultimately a final offer that significantly exceeded our expectations, and with a local partner we would have never found on our own.” 

Lewis Farber, Owner & President of Farber Plastics, Inc.

“The Blaige Team provided expert guidance to help us navigate many complex potential valuation issues and mitigate the downside, maximize the upside, and therein deliver a result well beyond our expectations.”

Federico Giacobbe, Executive Vice President/Owner,

Action Packaging and Superior Bag

“The transaction we completed with Blaige & Company couldn’t have gone more smoothly nor closed more quickly. All involved on both sides, worked extremely well together as a result of the Blaige &  Company methodical process. The Blaige & Company team did a great job in working with all parties to orchestrate the sale.”  

Patrick Whelan, Managing Director of Pegasus Capital Group

“Hiring Blaige & Company was one of the best decisions of my life. The team’s work ethic, energy, and knowledge of the market were invaluable in achieving a result that significantly exceeded my expectations, and would not have been achieved without professional representation by the Blaige & Company team.” 

Kurt Ross, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Grayling Industries

“We hired Blaige and Company after entertaining a preemptive offer for Paragon Films. Not only did the Blaige team achieve a result which significantly exceeded the preemptive offer, but it also exceeded our expectations based upon traditional market valuation metrics. Thoughtful positioning of the unique features of Paragon and the potential to significantly expand upon them in the future led to a maximum valuation and the opportunity for key management to become owners. The Blaige team also secured a multitude of attractive offers and permitted our key management team to select the partner which best matched our values, had experience to perpetuate the legacy of Paragon, and to take the Company to the next levels of success in years to come.”  

Mike Baab, Founder and former President & CEO of Paragon Films, Inc.

“The date we closed was the best day of my entire business life. It was the culmination of what has been a wonderful journey, with an even brighter future for our Companies. The Blaige Team greatly exceeded my expectations.”

Howard Applebaum, former Chairman/Owner of 

Action Packaging, Superior Bag; Owner of Signature Flexible Packaging

“As the leading advisor in the plastics M&A market, Blaige & Company has been instrumental in Sigma’s Strategic Partnership Program over the past two decades. In cases when Blaige & Company has handled strategic divestitures for Sigma, they have significantly exceeded expectations.”  

Alfred Teo Sr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Plastics Group

“We have engaged Blaige & Company successfully in multiple situations to provide transaction expertise and to assist us in finding the right growth partners for our business.” 

David Staker, Chief Executive Officer of Plastic Packaging Technologies

“The Blaige Team utilized its deep industry knowledge to present my businesses as clear leaders in the value-added cleanroom packaging space, resulting in a successful partnership with C-P Flexible Packaging.”

James Fruth, CEO of Fruth Custom Packaging and Cleanroom Film & Bags

 

 

 

“My experience with Blaige & Company covers over 25 years and involved five transactions. In every event, Blaige & Company exceeded our expectations.” 

Jack Riopelle, former Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin Film & Bag (a former portfolio company of Stonehenge Partners)

“Hiring Blaige not only allowed us to achieve the top of our target valuation range, but also increased the certainty of closing the deal by bringing in multiple competitive bids.” 

Jim Kaye, Chairman of Plastic Package Inc.

 

 

 

“Blaige & Company established their credibility by providing a very realistic initial valuation range, supplemented with a solid plan to achieve up-side value. Through the use of their strategic and operational knowledge, the process resulted in a full valuation.” 

Craig Brumfield, President of Pinecrest Capital and former Senior Managing Director of Trivest Partners

“My experience with Tom Blaige covers over 15 years and involved more than 25 transactions. In every event, Blaige & Company delivered outstanding results and exceeded my client’s expectations!” 

Maryann Waryjas, former Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Herc Holdings, LLC

”Hiring Blaige not only allowed us to achieve the top of our target valuation range, but also increased the certainty of closing the deal by bringing in multiple competitive bids.” 

Curt Rutsky, CEO and Founder of Syntac Coated Products LLC

 

 

 

“As a privately held, family company, we at Commodore were not seeking to sell. Over time we had received several preemptive offers that held some interest for us.  We decided we needed professional guidance and turned to the Blaige team. Blaige was instrumental in helping us position the company and create a competitive process which eventually generated an excellent offer.  The final result was a deal structure which was excellent for our family and our employees and met our expectations in every regard.”

 

Brad Braddon, Chief Executive Officer of Commodore Plastics, LLC

& Commodore Technology, LLC

“Following a thorough search for an industry expert, Shield Pack management and their Private Equity partners chose the Blaige & Company team to evaluate our strategic options. The result of the process far exceeded our expectations due to a great extent to their deep understanding of the packaging industry and very effective positioning of our operational and product opportunities. We could not have been better prepared or more professionally represented in our marketing efforts and our negotiations with the winning bidder, Bemis, the largest flexible packaging company on the continent. I would highly recommend the Blaige & Company team to those seeking quality execution and extraordinary results.”  

George Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Shield Pack, LLC (a portfolio company of Tuckerman Capital & Pegasus Capital