Custom Packaging to be Acquired by Hood Container Corporation

Brentwood Capital Advisors Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Custom Packaging LP

Brentwood Capital Advisors (“BCA”) is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Custom Packaging LP (“Custom Packaging” or the “Company”), which recently entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Hood Container Corporation (“Hood Container”). The transaction was approved by both companies’ boards of directors and is expected to close in January 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.

Headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee, Custom Packaging is a leader in the design and manufacturing of corrugated displays, graphics and industrial packaging. The Company operates two state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Lebanon, Tennessee and Arden, North Carolina and serves over 500 customers across the country. The Custom Packaging acquisition allows Hood Container to strengthen its market position in the Southeast, grow its converting operations and bring an added focus into the graphics display and retail packaging market segments.

“We are truly excited to join the Hood Container/Stronghaven family. For over 50 years, Custom Packaging has been a leader in the corrugated industry with a reputation for customer service, innovation and quality. Our people and culture have been the cornerstone for our success in the marketplace and we firmly believe being a part of the Hood organization is the ideal fit to serve our customers as the most trusted partner in the industry,” said Gary West, CEO of Custom Packaging. “Brentwood Capital Advisors played a critical role in positioning the unique value proposition of Custom Packaging within the corrugated industry and structured a highly competitive process that yielded the best result for our shareholders and employees.”

“Custom Packaging’s 50-year track record of providing innovative, high-quality corrugated products and best-in-class customer service presented a highly attractive opportunity,” added John Allgood, Vice President at Brentwood Capital Advisors. “We were pleased to serve as Custom Packaging’s exclusive financial advisor on this important transaction and enjoyed working with Gary West and his team.”

About Custom Packaging LP
Custom Packaging LP is a family-owned and operated independent sheet plant with manufacturing operations in Lebanon, Tennessee and Arden, North Carolina. Since 1968, the Company has been a leader in the manufacturing of corrugated graphics and industrial packaging and point-of-purchase displays. For more information, please visit www.custompackaging.com.

About Brentwood Capital Advisors
Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Brentwood Capital Advisors is one of the South’s leading boutique investment banks, providing mergers and acquisitions and capital raising advice to privately-held, middle-market healthcare, technology and tech-enabled and outsourced services companies. BCA has served as exclusive financial advisor in 96 successfully closed transactions totaling approximately $6.2 billion in value in these sectors. Founded in 1999, the firm is partner-owned and has 19 investment banking professionals. For more information, please visit www.brentwoodcapital.com.


Retina Consultants of Nevada is Acquired by Comprehensive EyeCare Partners

Brentwood Capital Advisors Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Retina Consultants of Nevada

Brentwood Capital Advisors (“BCA”) is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Retina Consultants of Nevada (“RCN” or the “Company”) in its recently completed sale to Comprehensive EyeCare Partners (“CompEye”).

Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, RCN is an ophthalmology subspecialty practice that provides comprehensive retinal and vitreous care to patients across the southern Nevada and Utah markets. The Company’s eight board certified and nationally recognized retina specialists see over 40,000 patients annually across seven clinics.

Comprehensive EyeCare Partners, a portfolio company of Gauge Capital, is one of the largest vision care management services organizations in the United States and headquartered in Las Vegas. CompEye provides best-in-class, full-spectrum practice management and administrative services to its affiliated physicians and practices in support of their mission to deliver clinical excellence. CompEye currently provides support services to 44 doctors, 23 clinics and two ambulatory surgery centers across four practices: Nevada Eye Physicians, New Eyes of Southern Nevada, Retina Consultants of Nevada and Shepherd Eye Center.

“We are excited to partner with CompEye,” said Dr. Meher Yepremyan, RCN managing partner. “This partnership will allow us to expand our clinical footprint, attract and retain the best physicians in our industry and thrive in a value-based reimbursement environment. BCA, our exclusive investment banking advisor, played a critical role in positioning and defending forward-looking financial results and was instrumental in achieving an outcome that maximized shareholder value. BCA guided us through an extensive diligence process and helped us find an optimal partner with a shared vision for providing clinical excellence.”

“RCN’s longstanding track record of best-in-class clinical care and retinal subspecialty focus presented a highly attractive opportunity for CompEye,” added L.A. Galyon, Managing Director at Brentwood Capital Advisors. “Ophthalmology represents a growing segment of BCA’s physician services practice, and we were pleased to serve as RCN’s exclusive financial advisor in this important transaction.”

Retina Consultants of Nevada
Founded in 1980, Retina Consultants of Nevada is the largest subspecialty retinal practice in Nevada. The Company consists of eight board certified and nationally recognized retinal specialists who focus solely on diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous. Annually, RCN’s physicians see 40,000 patients across the Company’s seven clinics. For more information, please visit www.retinanevada.com.

About Brentwood Capital Advisors
Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC is one of the South’s leading boutique investment banks that provides mergers and acquisitions and capital raising advice to privately-held, middle-market healthcare, technology and tech-enabled and outsourced services companies. BCA has served as exclusive financial advisor in 96 successfully closed transactions totaling approximately $6.2 billion in value in these sectors. Founded in 1999, the firm is partner-owned and has 19 investment banking professionals. For more information, please visit www.brentwoodcapital.com.

About Gauge Capital
Gauge Capital is a private equity firm that partners with founders, managers and equity stakeholders of successful middle market companies to maximize their potential. Gauge invests in rapidly growing services and technology-enabled companies in the healthcare, business services, industrial, consumer and food sectors. For more information, please visit www.gaugecapital.com.