Sale to Snow Phipps Group

Sale to Snow Phipps Group


Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Brook & Whittle Limited on this transaction


Brook & Whittle Limited (“Brook & Whittle” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of RFE Investment Partners (“RFE”) and Charter Oak Equity ("Charter Oak"), was recently acquired by Snow Phipps Group ("Snow Phipps"). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Brook & Whittle is a leading technically-oriented North American manufacturer of premium prime label solutions with highly differentiated capabilities, entrusted by some of the largest global brands. The Company provides pressure sensitive labels, shrink labels and medical packaging, with a focus on unique product configurations and decorative effects requiring significant technical expertise. With a heritage rooted in product development and comprehensive in-house manufacturing operations, the Company draws on its wide variety of specialized printing expertise, including UV flexographic, rotogravure and digital, to create unique decorated labels across a range of substrates, including pressure sensitive materials and shrink film. Brook & Whittle is based in North Branford, Connecticut with two additional production facilities in Guilford, Connecticut and Amherst, New York.

RFE is a private equity investor with over 35 years of lower middle market buyout experience investing in growth companies in partnership with entrepreneurial management teams. RFE targets companies with enterprise values of $20 million to $150 million. RFE is based in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Charter Oak and its predecessor funds have invested over $500 million in over 50 transactions since 1992. Charter Oak targets companies with enterprise values up to $150 million. Charter Oak is based in Westport, Connecticut.

Snow Phipps is a private equity firm focused on middle-market control investments. With $2.4 billion of assets currently under management, Snow Phipps targets platform companies with enterprise values ranging from $100 million to $500 million. Snow Phipps utilizes an operating partner model to invest across select industries and seek value creation through an operationally focused strategy. Snow Phipps is based in New York, New York.
Sale to Snow Phipps Group
October 2017
Brook & Whittle Limited
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America