Accelerating Growth
In Partnership With Management

Prior Investment-FUND II

Acquisition date:  December 31, 2006 
Disposition date:  September 30, 2013 

Manufacturer and marketer of specialty plastic sheet and related products for the awards/recognition, engraving and signage markets

Based in Findlay, Ohio, Rowmark, LLC ("Rowmark") specializes in the manufacture of thin gauge plastic sheet, which can be engraved to produce signage, name plates and tags, trophy plaques and other products. Rowmark is a dominant producer of plastic sheet for these applications in North America and has a growing share of these products worldwide.

In late 2003, Rowmark capitalized on its expertise in plastic sheet extrusion to launch Premier Material Concepts, a rapidly growing division which produced custom extruded sheet products for a variety of niche industrial and consumer applications.

Clearview’s investment allowed the non-management family shareholders to liquidate a majority of their equity stake while still maintaining minority equity stake in the newly formed entity. Clearview was chosen by the management shareholders due to our prior experience in the industry and our willingness to work closely with management to execute its organic and acquisition growth plan.

The transaction closed on December 31, 2006. Clearview invested equity from Clearview Capital Fund II, LP. Senior debt was provided by Comerica Bank and mezzanine financing by Wells Fargo.

Clearview sold Rowmark to Bertram Capital on September 30, 2013.

Add-on Acquisitions Completed:

Tromark small
Tromark, S.A.S
Ozoir, France
Tromark was established in 2003 as a joint venture between Rowmark and Trodat GmbH, to market Rowmark’s plastic engraving sheet line throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Troy Industries, Inc.
Trenton, NC
Manufacturer of decorative films used in plastic laminating applications

Delmar Products, Inc.
Berlin, CT
Supplier of laminated sheet materials to the awards, engraving and signage industry

Triline Sign Systems 
Trenton, NC
Supplier of sign systems and components to sign makers around the world

Southtech Plastics, Inc.
New Bern, NC
Specializes in extruded sheet and film lamination development projects