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Duff & Phelps Advised Stouse Inc. on its Sale to Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Inc.

Stouse, Inc. (“Stouse” or the “Company”) has been acquired by Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Inc. (“GHJ&M”) in partnership with management. GMB Mezzanine Capital (“GMB”) and C3 Capital Partners III, LP (“C3 Capital”) participated as minority co-investors.

Duff & Phelps served as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Stouse, and provided M&A advisory services in connection with the sale transaction.

About Stouse, Inc.

Stouse is a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of custom promotional and specialty printed products serving a national network of over 70,000 independent commercial printers, print brokers, ad specialty distributors and internet resellers. As a trade-only “printer’s printer,” Stouse provides creative solutions to support the marketing efforts of customers by utilizing a broad array of printing techniques (e.g., screen, flexographic and digital) to efficiently produce high quality decals, roll labels, magnets, hang tags, signs and other specialty products that support businesses, inform consumers and promote causes.About Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Inc.GHJ&M is a private equity firm specializing in mezzanine and equity investments in management buyouts, industry consolidation, growth capital and recapitalizations. The firm’s primary investment focus is on acquiring control positions in lower middle market businesses. Since its founding in 1989, GHJ&M has raised $825 million in committed capital and completed 51 control equity investments. The firm is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

About GMB Mezzanine Capital

GMB makes private mezzanine investments in lower middle market companies throughout the United States, investing in a variety of leveraged acquisition, recapitalization, growth/expansion and buyout transactions. Since its founding in 2005, GMB has raised $740 million in committed capital and completed over 60 mezzanine investments. The firm is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

About C3 Capital Partners III, LP

C3 Capital is a fund management company based in Kansas City, Missouri with a satellite office in Phoenix, Arizona. C3 Capital manages three funds with approximately $460 million in assets that provide capital for businesses to finance later stage growth, strategic acquisitions, ownership transitions and recapitalizations.

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