Lincoln International Represents IDG Holdco LLC in its Sale to Ancor Capital Partners, Merit Capital Partners and PNC Mezzanine Capital - WSMV Channel 4

Lincoln International Represents IDG Holdco LLC in its Sale to Ancor Capital Partners, Merit Capital Partners and PNC Mezzanine Capital

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CHICAGO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that IDG Holdco LLC ("Identity Group" or the "Company") has been sold to Ancor Capital Partners, Merit Capital Partners and PNC Mezzanine Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Founded in 1959 and headquartered in Cookeville, Tennessee, Identity Group is a leading manufacturer of high margin, custom interior signs and consumer business products. The Company's comprehensive portfolio of high design quality products is engineered to communicate a brand, message, location or creative theme. Identity Group leverages its "mass-customization" capabilities to rapidly supply high volume custom orders for customers nationwide and internationally. Identity Group's customers span multiple channels, including hotels, hospitals, general contractors, design and build firms, office products distributors, retailers and e-commerce companies. More information is available at

Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Identity Group, working closely with the Company's senior management team, board of directors and primary shareholders throughout the sale process.

Lawrence Hirsh, Chairman of the Board for Identity Group, commented, "Through a thoughtful and aggressive, customized marketing effort, Lincoln created a highly competitive process resulting in attractive alternatives for the shareholders with a very favorable outcome. Lincoln's team provided tremendous leverage and assistance to management, the Board and shareholders, lending execution expertise, process guidance and industry knowledge throughout the sale process."

Brad Wolf, President of Identity Group, added, "Lincoln worked tirelessly throughout the sale process by first making that crucial connection with the management team and then understanding our business and sharing our compelling story. They provided astute guidance to me and the management team throughout the sale process and helped find us a partner with the vision and the tools to help our business continue to grow."

About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With sixteen offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest. More information about Lincoln International can be obtained at 

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