AlphaGraphics Sold to Private Equity Fund Affiliate

SALT LAKE CITY—Business and marketing communications franchisor AlphaGraphics Inc., formerly owned by the UK-based GA Pindar & Son, has been purchased by an affiliate of Maryland-based private equity fund Blackstreet Capital Partners II.

“We’re extremely excited to add the AlphaGraphics brand to our portfolio,” said Blackstreet Capital Managing Director Lawrence Berger. “This is a unique deal for our team; Blackstreet typically purchases underperforming companies. AlphaGraphics, which is healthy and profitable, does not fall into this category. The company has not only weathered some difficult economic times, but continues to lead its industry in average center sales and net center growth.”

According to Berger, a thorough examination of the Utah-based company’s business model revealed a solid vision and strategy, with franchisees and a management team qualified to execute, which is what drew Blackstreet to AlphaGraphics.

“We look forward to supporting this well-positioned brand to a higher level of success through the special relationship that exists between the franchisor and its talented franchisees,” he said.

AlphaGraphics business centers offer a complete range of print, visual communications and marketing products and solutions, including full-service digital, offset and large-format printing; design services; mailing and one-to-one marketing services; promotional products and digital archiving.

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