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September 30, 2014 14:56 ET

SRR Advises on Sale of Engineered Polymers Corp.

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - September 30, 2014) - Stout Risius Ross, Inc. (SRR) announced today that its client, Engineered Polymers Corp. ("EPC"), has been acquired by Imperial Plastics, Incorporated ("Imperial"), a portfolio company of Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Incorporated ("GHJM"). SRR served as exclusive financial advisor to EPC in connection with this transaction.

EPC, founded in 1939 and headquartered in Mora, Minnesota, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of large, highly engineered injection molded components for the recreational vehicle, farm and agricultural equipment, and other industrial end markets. EPC specializes in manufacturing components that are very large in size requiring large-scale molding equipment and unique technical expertise. EPC utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and a variety of molding processes ranging from straight injection molding to structural foam (single-nozzle and multi-nozzle) and structural web molding. Mr. Jeff Fackler, Vice President at EPC, said, "We are very pleased with the outcome of the transaction and the support SRR provided throughout the process. EPC is a perfect complement to Imperial." Mr. Norman Oberto, President of Imperial, added, "EPC has experienced significant growth during the Fackler family's ownership. We hope to build upon their efforts and continue to deliver superior quality and customer service."

Mr. David Evatz, Managing Director at SRR, said, "The addition of EPC's large tonnage molding capabilities provides Imperial with a full spectrum of capabilities to serve a highly diversified base of customers and end markets." Mr. Mike Benson, Managing Director at SRR, added, "This was a tremendous result for both parties, and was an important transaction for SRR. We are pleased that we were able to draw upon our deep industry expertise for this transaction."

SRR's Investment Banking Group provides mergers and acquisitions ("M&A") advice, private capital raising, and other financial advisory services for private equity portfolio companies, closely held or family owned businesses, and divisions of large corporate parents. SRR's dedicated plastics industry practice includes experience with companies within the medical, packaging, industrial, and automotive markets and across various manufacturing and plastic processes. For more information, please visit our website at

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