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127-Year-Old Print Shop Acquired by Private Equity

Shop subsequently merged with another printer in the firm’s portfolio.




Large-format printer Huston Patterson (Decatur, IL) has been acquired by Radial Equity Partners (New York) for an undisclosed amount.

Upon Radial’s acquisition of HP, the investment firm merged it with another print shop in its portfolio, Lewisburg Printing Company (Lewisburg, TN).

Founded in 1895, Huston Patterson manufactures printed materials for the packaging and point-of-purchase markets. The company is a G7 Master Printer that provides large- and small-format lithographic and digital printing as well as prepress and finishing services. It has a specialty products division called Sigma Graphics, located in Ottawa, IL.

Lewisburg Printing Company manufactures printed materials and packaging for a range of markets, including personal care, food and beverage, healthcare, and other consumer markets.

Radial focuses on middle-market businesses. It has taken a special interest in the packaging industry, claiming Alpha Packaging, Chesapeake Corporation, Mold-Rite Plastics, and Multi Packaging Solutions as portfolio investments.


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