SOURCE: Sikich LLP

Sikich Investment Banking

February 08, 2011 09:01 ET

Sikich Investment Banking Recent Transaction -- Kaplan Logistics

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - Sikich Investment Banking is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kaplan Logistics by Lion Equity Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sikich Investment Banking acted as exclusive sell-side advisor to Kaplan Logistics on this transaction.

Kaplan Logistics will be renamed Rockpoint Logistics and will be headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, operating out of a 290,000 sq. ft. facility that utilizes state-of-the-art technology and precision business techniques to provide superior results to its customers. The business provides end-to-end logistics services including warehousing and storage, pick-pack-ship, order fulfillment, short-run and print-on-demand digital printing, binding, labeling, packaging, kit assembly, and return servicing.

"The acquisition of this business unit from Kaplan is a great fit with Lion Equity's investment strategy," said Jim Levitas, Partner of Lion Equity. "We believe Rockpoint is well positioned to thrive as a stand-alone entity, and can serve as a platform for growth into new industries and markets."

About Kaplan Logistics.
Kaplan Logistics (the "Company") provides end-to-end logistics services including warehousing and storage, pick-pack-ship, order fulfillment, short-run and print-on-demand digital printing, binding, labeling, packaging, kit assembly, and return servicing.

Through this transaction, the Company will be renamed Rockpoint Logistics ("Rockpoint") and will uphold the excellent reputation for accuracy, performance and customer service built by Kaplan Logistics. Rockpoint will continue to be a trusted business partner for leading education and publishing corporations. Rockpoint is well positioned to thrive as a stand-alone entity, and can serve as a platform for growth into new industries and markets.

About Lion Equity Partners.
Lion Equity Partners is a Denver, CO based private investment firm specializing in acquiring controlling interests in small- to middle-market businesses across multiple industries.

About Sikich LLP.
Sikich is a highly-integrated, multidisciplinary professional services firm with more than 350 employees and 9 offices located in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. Sikich Investment Banking is the Firm's corporate finance and advisory practice. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC, we provide capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advisory services tailored to the middle market.

Securities are offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker dealer with the Securities Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA and SIPC.

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