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Investments

65

Portfolio Exits

40

Funds

27

Partners & Customers

2

Service Providers

3

About AEA Investors

AEA Investors is a private investment vehicle for a select group of industrial family offices with substantial assets. AEA's active individual investors include a network of industrial families, business executives, and former government leaders. The firm manages funds that have invested and committed capital including the leveraged buyouts of middle-market companies and small business companies and mezzanine and senior debt investments. AEA Private Equity invests across four sectors: value-added industrial products, specialty chemicals, consumer/retail, and services. It is based in New York, New York.

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520 Madison Avenue 40th FL

New York, New York, 10022,

United States

212-644-5900

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Inovar Packaging Group Secures Growth Investment from Kelso & Company

May 24, 2022

May 23, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time DALLAS--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Inovar Packaging Group (“Inovar” or the “Company”), a full-service provider of pressure sensitive labels, shrink sleeves and flexibles for a wide range of industries, announced today that funds managed by Kelso & Company (“Kelso”) have acquired a majority interest in the Company. Inovar was previously a portfolio company of AEA Investors. The Company’s existing management team, led by Executive Chairman and CEO Jeff Brezek, will continue to lead the company, and remain significant owners of the company alongside Kelso. “Kelso is the perfect partner to support Inovar’s next stage of growth,” said Jeff Brezek, Inovar’s Executive Chairman and CEO. “We are fully aligned on the near and long-term vision for Inovar, which will provide increased value for our customers and more opportunities for our people, while strengthening our position as the partner of choice for other label and packaging companies seeking to join a premier, nationwide platform,” added Brezek. “At Kelso, we look for opportunities to partner with market-leading companies that are managed by best-in-class management teams. Inovar represents the preeminent pressure sensitive label and packaging solution provider in the U.S., and we are excited to partner with Jeff Brezek and the broader Inovar team to help accelerate the Company’s next phase of growth,” said Sandy Osborne, Managing Director at Kelso. “The Inovar team has built a truly differentiated business, and we are eager to support its growth, both organically and through acquisitions, as it continues to augment its product offering, expand its geographic presence, and serve the critical needs of its customers,” added Alec Hufnagel, Managing Director at Kelso. About Inovar Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Inovar is one of North America’s premier label printing and packaging solution companies. With seven nationwide locations working closely together, Inovar offers a broad range of products, services, and technologies with a central focus on providing unparalleled quality, customer service, and flexibility to consistently meet our customer evolving needs. For more information, visit www.inovarpackaging.com . About Kelso Kelso is one of the oldest and most established firms specializing in private equity investing. Since 1980, Kelso has invested approximately $17 billion of equity capital in 136 transactions. Kelso was founded by the inventor of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and, as a result, the principles of partnership and alignment of interest serve as the foundation of the firm’s investment philosophy. Kelso benefits from a successful investment track record, deep sector expertise, a long-tenured and stable investing team, and a reputation as a preferred partner to management teams and corporate partners. Kelso has significant experience investing in and supporting high-growth packaging platforms. The firm is based in New York, NY. For more information, please visit www.kelso.com . Contacts

AEA Investors Investments

65 Investments

AEA Investors has made 65 investments. Their latest investment was in AmeriVet Veterinary Partners as part of their Recap on March 3, 2022.

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AEA Investors Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/7/2022

Recap

AmeriVet Veterinary Partners

$1,600M

Yes

5

9/10/2021

Private Equity

Chemical Guys

$823.15M

Yes

1

7/6/2021

Private Equity

Montway

$1.46M

Yes

1

6/8/2021

Unattributed - V

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10

2/11/2021

Debt

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$99M

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10

Date

3/7/2022

9/10/2021

7/6/2021

6/8/2021

2/11/2021

Round

Recap

Private Equity

Private Equity

Unattributed - V

Debt

Company

AmeriVet Veterinary Partners

Chemical Guys

Montway

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Amount

$1,600M

$823.15M

$1.46M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

5

1

1

10

10

AEA Investors Portfolio Exits

40 Portfolio Exits

AEA Investors has 40 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Inovar Packaging Group on May 23, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

5/23/2022

Acq - Fin - II

1

3/2/2022

Acquired

3

2/17/2022

Acquired

1

7/29/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

7/28/2021

Acq - Fin - III

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10

Date

5/23/2022

3/2/2022

2/17/2022

7/29/2021

7/28/2021

Exit

Acq - Fin - II

Acquired

Acquired

IPO

Acq - Fin - III

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

3

1

10

10

AEA Investors Acquisitions

61 Acquisitions

AEA Investors acquired 61 companies. Their latest acquisition was Monroe Engineering on December 21, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

12/21/2021

$99M

Acq - Fin

3

12/14/2021

$99M

Acq - Fin - II

2

11/18/2021

$99M

Acq - Fin - II

3

10/5/2021

Private Equity

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$99M

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10

7/17/2021

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$99M

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10

Date

12/21/2021

12/14/2021

11/18/2021

10/5/2021

7/17/2021

Investment Stage

Private Equity

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin - II

Acq - Fin - II

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Sources

3

2

3

10

10

AEA Investors Fund History

27 Fund Histories

AEA Investors has 27 funds, including ICM Holdco I.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

11/23/2020

ICM Holdco I

$93.38M

1

7/16/2020

AEA Investors Executive Fund VII

$39.06M

2

12/12/2019

AEA Investors Fund VII

Buyouts & Acquisitions

Open

$4,800M

2

12/12/2019

AEA Investors SBF IV

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$99M

10

2/15/2019

AEA Investors Mezzanine Fund IV

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$99M

10

Closing Date

11/23/2020

7/16/2020

12/12/2019

12/12/2019

2/15/2019

Fund

ICM Holdco I

AEA Investors Executive Fund VII

AEA Investors Fund VII

AEA Investors SBF IV

AEA Investors Mezzanine Fund IV

Fund Type

Buyouts & Acquisitions

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Status

Open

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Amount

$93.38M

$39.06M

$4,800M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

2

2

10

10

AEA Investors Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

AEA Investors has 2 strategic partners and customers. AEA Investors recently partnered with Brand Networks on August 8, 2013.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

8/13/2013

Partner

United States

1

10/1/2012

Partner

United States

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10

Date

8/13/2013

10/1/2012

Type

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

News Snippet

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Sources

1

10

AEA Investors Service Providers

5 Service Providers

AEA Investors has 5 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Acq - Fin

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

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Associated Rounds

Acq - Fin

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Provider Type

Investment Bank

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AEA Investors Team

14 Team Members

AEA Investors has 14 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Brian Hoesterey.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Brian Hoesterey

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

William A Owens

Nortel Networks, and Teledesic

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Steven DeCillis

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Rob Hagen

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Tom Groves

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Name

Brian Hoesterey

William A Owens

Steven DeCillis

Rob Hagen

Tom Groves

Work History

Nortel Networks, and Teledesic

Title

Chief Executive Officer, President

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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