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January 6, 2012
TricorBraun Holdings, Inc. Acquires Trilogy Glass and Packaging, Inc.

TricorBraun Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based CHS Capital™, has completed the acquisition of Trilogy Glass and Packaging, Inc. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, TricorBraun is a portfolio investment of CHS Private Equity V LP, a $1.3 billion investment fund formed in 2005. Trilogy is the fifth acquisition completed by TricorBraun since CHS Capital’s investment in 2006.

Headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, Trilogy supplies a variety of glass wine bottles and will become part of TricorBraun WinePak, a $120 million division dedicated to wine packaging, with offices in California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

“We look forward to working with the Trilogy team and continuing our shared dedication to customer service,” said Keith Strope, President & CEO of TricorBraun. “We have just moved into a new facility with 65% more square footage and an automated repacking line to better serve our expanded customer base.”

Dave Hawkins, Partner at CHS Capital, said, “Our value creation strategy at TricorBraun centers on driving strong organic growth while at the same time pursuing strategic acquisitions. The acquisition of Trilogy fits within this strategy and strengthens TricorBraun WinePak’s value-added business model. We remain interested in pursuing strategic acquisitions that complement all segments of TricorBraun’s business.”

Founded in 1902, TricorBraun is one of the world’s leading suppliers of rigid packaging and related components for the personal care, cosmetics, healthcare, food & beverage, and industrial & household chemical markets. The company has sales approaching $1 billion and more than 40 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia. For additional information, please visit

CHS Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm with 24 years of experience investing in the middle market. Targeting companies with enterprise values between $75 million - $500 million, CHS Capital partners with strong management teams to add value through human capital initiatives, performance improvement actions and strategic growth activities. CHS Capital has completed nearly 350 transactions with specialized expertise in the Consumer & Business Services, Distribution, and Industrial, Infrastructure & Energy industries. Founded in 1988, CHS Capital has raised a total of $2.9 billion of capital across five private equity funds. For additional information about CHS Capital, please refer to the firm’s website at