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Multi-Color Corporation Acquires European Spirit & Wine Label Specialists

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

CINCINNATI, OHIO - Multi-Color Corporation, today announces it has entered into agreements to acquire 100% of John Watson & Company Limited, based in Glasgow, Scotland and Gern & Cie SA, based in Neuchatel, Switzerland.  Both acquisitions are expected to be completed on 1st October 2013 and are expected to be immediately accretive.  Combined annual revenues are approximately USD 20 million.

John Watson & Company is the leading wet glue spirit label producer in the UK.  Based in Glasgow, Scotland the business is ideally located for its key customers and complementary with MCC's existing Glasgow business (formerly Labelgraphics) the leading pressure sensitive spirit and wine label producer. 

Gern & Cie SA is the premier wine label producer in Switzerland, located in the French speaking wine region of Neuchatel with the same customer expectations and technologies as our existing French operations. 

MCC President and CEO Nigel Vinecombe, stated, "These acquisitions strengthen our leadership position in the large European Wine & Spirit label markets. We are delighted that both management teams will continue to run the businesses, allowing for the current owners, John Watson and Michel Quinche to retire after successfully leading their companies to the best in their markets."


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