Press Releases – 2014

LV2 Equity Partners Acquires Martin Yale Industries, LLC

Wabash, Indiana, June 30, 2014

LV2 Equity Partners, LLC announces its acquisition of the Martin Yale Industries Print Finishing business from Escalade, Inc.

Under the ownership of LV2, the company will do business as Martin Yale Industries, LLC. Greg German will remain in his current role as President. "For many years Martin Yale Industries has had strong market position with well-known brands such as Master®, Premier®, Mead-Hatcher™, and of course Martin Yale®. With new ownership we are now in a position to place greater emphasis on our product development efforts to more aggressively add to our already strong product portfolio", states German. He goes on to say, "With relatively few changes being made to the organization our customers will continue to receive great value, high quality products in a timely fashion". Michael Flint, Senior Managing Director of LV2 Equity Partners added, "We are excited to partner with Greg German and the management team at Martin Yale to help focus the business on further developing its existing line of print finishing product offerings as well as grow its distribution channels on a global basis."


About Martin Yale Industries, LLC

With recognized industry leading brands such as Premier® table-top trimmers and office machines, Master® paper punches, catalog racks and reference systems, Mead-Hatcher™ ergonomic computer management accessories, Martin Yale® folders and letter openers, Martin Yale Industries specializes in making office tasks simple and cost effective, providing solid performance in every operation. Founded in 1940, Martin Yale has over 70 years of experience designing, engineering, and manufacturing quality products for the office.


About LV2 Equity Partners, LLC

LV2 Equity Partners ( is a Midwest based, operationally focused private equity group whose objective is to acquire and grow niche manufacturers, value-added distributors, and specialty service companies.

John Pollock Named President of the Western Michigan Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth

Association for Corporate GrowthMarch 2014

The Western Michigan Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth announced that John Pollock, Managing Director of LV2 Equity Partners has been elected President of the Chapter for 2014.

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