Kason acquired by Pacific Press Technologies

Pacific Press Technologies (PPT) is a diversified capital goods manufacturer. PPT!s Brown Machine is the largest North American and third largest worldwide manufacturer of continuous and cut-sheet thermoforming machines. Pacific Press Technologies is the largest North
American manufacturer of hydraulic presses, press brakes and shears. By adding Kason, PPT expands the scope of its capital goods offerings. Website: www.pacific-press.com/PPT/

Kason is a manufacturer of screening and processing equipment for bulk solid materials and slurries including a complete line of vibratory, centrifugal, and static screening equipment for solids/solids and solids/liquids separations as well as a complete line of circular vibratory fluid bed dryers, coolers and moisturizers and static sieves. Kason also offers a full line of replacement parts. With thousands of customers worldwide, Kason is an ISO 9001:2000 registered company with headquarters in Millburn, New Jersey. Kason also has facilities in Canada and the United Kingdom.

For more information, please visit its website: www.kason.com

About Spell Capital Partners, LLC

Spell Capital is a private equity buyout firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We make $4 million-$12 million equity investments in well-managed, historically profitable manufacturing and distribution businesses. Spell invests in companies with revenues of at least $10 million. The firm has special expertise in plastics and metal fabrication industries. Strategic add-on investments for our existing portfolio companies can be smaller. Spell manages $220 million of capital, and is currently investing out of its third
fund, Spell Capital Partners Fund III, L.P.

For more information about this transaction, please contact Jim Rikkers, Senior Managing Director, at jim@spellcapital.com.