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Clare Goldsberry

June 1, 2016

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MGS Mfg. Group acquired by private-equity firm Mason Wells

MGS Mfg. Group Inc., a global provider of manufacturing solutions for high-precision plastic products, has been formally acquired by Mason Wells, a private equity firm headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

Headquartered in Germantown, WI, MGS’s unique value proposition of world-class molding, tooling and equipment automation offers a turnkey solution for global OEMs and brand owners. While the company serves the electronics, automotive and consumer end markets, healthcare is the company’s largest and fastest growing end market. MGS manufactures highly technical molded components in Class 7 and 8 ISO 13485–certified cleanrooms across a number of global facilities for leading medical device and pharmaceutical companies.

Founded by Mark G. Sellers in 1982, the company has expanded its service offering and geographic reach over the years. In addition to facilities in Wisconsin, MGS now has operations in Illinois, New York, Mexico and Ireland. The employees and suppliers of MGS have played an integral role in the company’s growth and success, and will continue to do so in the future, said the company. Additionally, MGS will not be combined or affiliated with any other Mason Wells portfolio company, said MGS’s information.

“This acquisition will provide long-term growth opportunities for our company, our employees and our customers. In Mason Wells, we have a strong partner providing the support to expand our capabilities and footprint meeting needs of our global customer base,” commented MGS CEO Jeff Kolbow.

Greg Myers, Senior Managing Director of Mason Wells, added: “The acquisition of MGS is a strategic move that will provide long-term advantages to the company, its employees and its customers. We are impressed with the strong portfolio of business that MGS has developed and feel that Mason Wells will provide the necessary funding and direction to accelerate growth and supply a greater range of service locations for MGS clients.”

MGS is a global provider of vertically integrated, optimized manufacturing solutions with services that include engineering and design for manufacture; moldmaking; sampling and development; injection molding; value-added contract manufacturing operations; multi-shot technologies; scalable automation and application-specific turnkey manufacturing systems.

Paul Manley, President of MGS, said, “We are often evaluating opportunities to expand in order to meet the needs of our global customers. Having a partner with the knowledge and financial resources of Mason Wells gives us a great platform for growth. We look forward to expanding the business and working together for many years to come.”

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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