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Nekoosa acquires Catalina Graphic Films

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Published by
Simon Matthis - 07 Mar 2018

Wisconsin-based Nekoosa, comprised of Nekoosa Coated Products, RTape Corp, and CET Films, announced today the acquisition of Catalina Graphic Films, effective as of March 1, 2018. Catalina Graphic Films, headquartered in Calabasas CA with manufacturing facilities in Chicago, IL and Las Vegas, NV, is a leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive products used primarily for printed retail point of purchase advertising and promotion. Nekoosa is making the acquisition to support expanded manufacturing capability, product portfolio expansion, and a national manufacturing footprint.


“Nekoosa is proud to combine its 50 year legacy with the equal 50 year family legacy of Catalina Graphic Films, and create a truly special business that can service our customers with an incredibly broad portfolio of products, services, and capabilities,” said Paul Charapata, CEO of Nekoosa. “I am thankful for the strong support from Sentinel Capital Partners, as we are completing our first acquisition together just four short months into our partnership. This is a win for our employees and customers as we continue to live by our mission of consistently making new and exciting things happen for our business.”


Jeff and Alan Dworman, second generation owners of Catalina Graphic Films, will continue to work with the business to support the integration efforts and help drive growth for the combined organization. “We are thrilled to be partnered with Nekoosa, and are excited to help unlock the growth potential in the combined businesses,” said Jeff Dworman, CEO of Catalina Graphic Films.


“This acquisition is an exciting first step in our partnership with Nekoosa,” said Scott Perry, a partner at Sentinel. “Nekoosa is a leader in the markets they serve, and acquiring Catalina Graphic Films is a natural step towards expanding its leadership position.”

Nekoosa is a leading provider of specialty engineered papers and films for the graphics and commercial print markets.