Color Craft recapitalized by First Capital Partners


For Immediate Release

November 28, 2016

Corey Vanderpoel, MBA
Managing Director, Schenck M&A Solutions

WISCONSIN – Schenck M&A Solutions and Color Craft Graphic Arts announced that Color Craft has been recapitalized by First Capital Partners, an investment firm that provides mezzanine debt and equity to privately owned companies in the lower middle market. Schenck M&A Solutions advised Color Craft Graphic Arts on this transaction.

“Choosing Schenck M&A Solutions to help me find an investment partner was the best decision I could have made,” said Steve Mirecki, Color Craft CEO. “Working with their M&A team, including Corey Vanderpoel and Tyler Carlson, was not only effective but pleasant and informative as well. I learned about the process of marketing and selling a business through them both during the sale. I realized how important their extreme detail, responsiveness and warm personalities were, which I believe was the recipe needed in making this all come together. I’m grateful to have found the perfect team, giving my company and me the perfect solution.”

About Color Craft

Based in Manitowoc, Wis., Color Craft Graphic Arts is an all-inclusive folding carton company that has been providing paperboard and printing services for 75 years. As a locally owned company with the capabilities of a large corporation, they design, make dies, print, die-cut, glue and ship warehouse projects, all in-house at their Manitowoc plant. Providing print runs from 500 to 5 million, they can help from pre-press all the way to delivery. In addition, Color Craft is ISO and AIB certified allowing them to create unique packaging for the purpose of containing food or items that will be in contact with food. For more information, visit

About Schenck M&A Solutions

Schenck M&A Solutions, a division of Schenck SC, consists of a dedicated group of investment banking professionals providing M&A advisory services for business sales and divestitures, acquisitions, management buyouts and recapitalizations. The M&A team approaches transactions with creativity, a strong sense of urgency and the negotiation skills and deal expertise critical to complete transactions in the best interests of its clients. Schenck M&A Solutions is uniquely positioned having the dedicated M&A experience of a boutique investment bank backed by the breadth of knowledge and resources of a large accounting and advisory firm. For more information, visit