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Harper Love Adhesives Corporation

Press Release Excerpt

We are pleased to announce that Brookwood Associates served as the exclusive financial advisor to Harper Love Adhesives Corporation (“Harper Love”), in securing an investment from Graycliff Partners (“Graycliff”). Based in Charlotte, NC, Harper Love is a manufacturer of specialty adhesive additives and provider of technical services for the global corrugated board manufacturing industry. The company specializes in custom adhesive additive formulations, technical support and service for customers in North America, South America and Europe. Harper Love was formed in 1978 as a joint venture of Harper Corporation of America and N.B. Love Industries, of Australia, a subsidiary of Associated British Foods plc (LSE: ABF).

This transaction extends Brookwood’s successful track record advising in recapitalization assignments for privately owned businesses and corporate divestitures. Brookwood has successfully completed numerous transactions with businesses in the specialty chemicals, niche manufacturing and engineered products sectors, in addition to other industries. Buyers of Brookwood’s clients have included both financial buyers and global strategic acquirers. Our financial analysis, industry knowledge and skillful process management were instrumental in navigating a broad transaction process that generated attractive results for Harper Love and its shareholders.