GOOD THINGS COME IN PET PACKAGES FOR GRAHAM PARTNERS

PHILADELPHIA, September 24, 2019 – Graham Partners, a private investment firm targeting industrial technology and advanced manufacturing companies, is pleased to announce that it has invested in VPET USA, LLC (“VPET“). Headquartered in Fontana, CA, VPET is a manufacturer of custom and stock PET plastic containers primarily used in the packaging of food and beverage products. VPET is benefiting from multiple conversion-driven growth catalysts, including brand proliferation in the food and beverage industry, growth in the direct-to-consumer and e-commerce channels, and the continued conversion to PET for wide-mouth packaging. The company is able to provide innovative PET packaging solutions with short lead times, giving its customers a speed to market advantage.

VPET specializes in the attractive wide-mouth PET food packaging segment. The company is favorably positioned to succeed in this segment due to its state of the art equipment, comprehensive mold library, quick-to-market and flexible manufacturing approach, and ample capacity across three facilities. Adam Piatkowski, Managing Principal at Graham Partners, states, “Graham’s investment thesis for VPET is premised on coupling the company’s stable, diversified base business with a multitude of value creation opportunities to catalyze growth. We are looking forward to supporting the strong team at VPET with our packaging expertise and network of industry experts to amplify the company’s performance.” Steven Graham, CEO of Graham Partners, adds, “Graham’s historical packaging experience and manufacturing know-how, coupled with the operational and growth opportunities at VPET, make this a very attractive acquisition for Graham Partners.”

About VPET (www.vpetusa.com)

VPET is a manufacturer of custom and stock PET containers primarily used in the packaging of food and beverage products. VPET is benefiting from multiple conversion-driven growth catalysts, including brand proliferation in the food and beverage industry, growth in the direct-to-consumer and e-commerce channels, and the continued conversion to PET plastic for wide-mouth packaging. Headquartered in Fontana, CA, VPET is strategically positioned to capitalize on these growth drivers with well-capitalized facilities, top of the line equipment, and ample capacity for growth. The company is able to provide innovative and flexible PET packaging solutions with short lead times, giving its customers a speed to market advantage.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Adam Piatkowski (apiatkowski@grahampartners.net)
Christina Morin (cmorin@grahampartners.net)
Tel:  (610) 408-0500