Kip Colwell Joins the Private Equity Team as an Operating Partner

Minneapolis, MN, April 2014 –

Spell Capital announced that Kip Colwell has joined the firm as Operating Partner. Mr. Colwell brings over 30 years of experience in senior executive positions in both public and private companies. Kip will join the private equity team and will work with the portfolio companies in strategy and operational improvements.

Prior to joining Spell Capital, Mr. Colwell was CEO of Advanced Web; a label and flexible packaging converter for the medical device, OEM and consumer goods industries. Previously, he was president of the Information Services Group of Banta Corporation in Menasha, WI. Kip holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to join the team and be working even more closely with the group at Spell Capital”, Colwell said. “I’ve been involved for a number of years as both an investor and board of advisor member in all of the previous funds and I think this team is second to none.”

About Spell Capital Partners

Spell Capital Private Equity is engaged in the acquisition of controlling interests in well-managed, historically profitable industrial manufacturing businesses. We use our deep expertise in acquisitions and financing to collaborate with management and grow the business in which we invest – both internally and through add-on acquisitions.

Spell Capital Mezzanine Partners provides subordinated and non-control equity to businesses in a variety of industries across the United States. We finance leveraged acquisitions backed by lower middle-market private equity sponsors, management and family driven ownership transitions, add-on acquisitions, recapitalizations and growth initiatives.

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