Investment Year
  • 2007
Investment Status
  • Realized
Investment Type
  • Divisional carve-out
  • VI
Add-On Investments
  • Hoffmaster, a division of Solo Cup*
  • Converting, Inc.*
  • Brooklace
  • Smith-Lee
  • Stoffel Seal

* Hoffmaster was formed through the simultaneous acquisition of the Hoffmaster division of Solo Cup and Converting, Inc.

Hoffmaster Group, Inc.

Hoffmaster Group, Inc. (“Hoffmaster”) is a market-leading North American designer, manufacturer and supplier of decorated, premium disposable tableware (including napkins, plates, tablecovers and placemats) sold to major consumer retail and foodservice customers. The Company is highly regarded for its design and manufacturing capabilities, providing the Company with unique growth opportunities as retailers expand their seasonal and party/life celebration planograms, and as national restaurant and hospitality chains increasingly realize the branding and cost-in-use benefits of premium disposable tableware products. Consistent with consumer preferences, the Hoffmaster’s decorated and colorful tableware products provide higher margin, attractive, affordable alternatives to non-descript, low quality and low margin disposable tableware. The Company is the #1 provider of premium disposable tableware to the foodservice channel and the #2 provider to the consumer retail channel.

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