NEW YORK and HAGERSTOWN, Md., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Phoenix Color Corp. (“Phoenix Color”), a wholly owned subsidiary of ALJ Regional Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: ALJJ) (“ALJ”), announced today that they have entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Color Optics packaging business from AKI, Inc., which does business under the Arcade Beauty name (“Arcade Beauty”). The aggregate consideration for the acquisition is $7.0 million, subject to certain adjustments, and is subject to certain customary closing conditions. In connection with the acquisition of Color Optics, Phoenix Color and ALJ expect to enter into an amendment to the financing agreement with Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, to increase borrowings by $10.0 million, and make certain adjustments to the covenants to reflect the consolidated business of ALJ following the closing.
Commenting on the transaction, Mr. Marc Reisch, Executive Chairman of Phoenix Color, stated, “We are very excited to be adding Color Optics to the Phoenix Color business. The printing and packaging solutions that Color Optics provides to the beauty, fragrance, cosmetic and consumer-packaged goods markets are a terrific business extension for Phoenix Color. To further support the acquisition, Phoenix Color will be investing approximately $5.0 million in new press, finishing and folding equipment including a 10-unit, perfecting press with coater that will support Color Optics, and also provide additional capacity and capabilities for our high quality, multi-color book customers.” Mr. Reisch added, “We are also very pleased to be entering into a long term supply agreement with Arcade Beauty.”
Mr. Jess Ravich, Executive Chairman of ALJ, said, “The acquisition of Color Optics is consistent with our stated strategy to make investments in all of our subsidiaries to allow for continued product expansions.”
Mr. Joe Cicci, President of Color Optics, commented, “We are delighted to be joining Phoenix Color. The combination of both companies’ existing capabilities, along with the announced capital investments, will provide excellent opportunities for our customers.”
About Phoenix Color
Phoenix ColorÂ® is a premier full-service, full-color printer with over 30 years of superior print experience. Drawing on a broad spectrum of materials and decorative technologies, Phoenix ColorÂ® produces memorable, value-added components, heavily-illustrated books, cut and stack labels, folding cartons and specialty commercial products.
About Color Optics
Color Optics is a leading printing and packaging solutions enterprise servicing the beauty, fragrance, cosmetic and consumer-packaged goods markets.
About ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc.
ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Faneuil, Inc., a leading provider of outsourcing and co-sourced services to both commercial and government entities in the healthcare, utility, toll and transportation industries, Floors-N-More, LLC, dba Carpets N’ More, one of the largest floor covering retailers in Las Vegas and a provider of multiple finishing products for commercial, retail and home builder markets including all types of flooring, countertops, cabinets, window coverings and garage/closet organizers, with five retail locations, and Phoenix Color Corp., a leading manufacturer of book components, educational materials and related products producing value-added components, heavily illustrated books and specialty commercial products using a broad spectrum of materials and decorative technologies.
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