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Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld


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Today’s Transactions:
Irving Place-backed Mold-Rite Buys Stull Technologies

Mold-Rite, a maker of plastic packaging parts, plans to continue making acquisitions as a means of growing the business

Mold-Rite Plastics LLC, a manufacturer of plastic packaging components, has acquired Stull Technologies, a Somerset, N.J.-based maker of packaging products, including caps and lids.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Mold-Rite, which is owned by private equity firm Irving Place Capital, considers the Stull deal to be just one aspect of a larger expansion plan. The Plattsburgh, N.Y. buyer said it expects to do more acquisitions and launch new products. So far, its products include plastic caps and child-resistant closures, as well as vials and jars for the pharmaceutical sector.

Irving Place said it intends to keep the Stull name as a means of leveraging the brand’s equity. The firm, which purchased Mold-Rite in June 2010 for an undisclosed price, has raised over $4 billion of equity capital since it was founded in 1997. It is currently investing out of its $2.7 billion institutional fund.


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