Source Kratos Capital – Middle Market Investment Bank


Dallas, TX October, 29th 2015, Kratos Capital, LLC a Dallas- based private M&A investment bank that specializes in middle market transactions, announced today that it has facilitated an investment in its client, Clear Guard Products, (CLRGRD), Texas based strategic firm, Creative Menus & Folders, targets investments in founder-owned companies in the manufacturing, online/internet, and business services industries. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Headquartered in Olden, TX, CLRGRD, Clear Guard Products is a full service menu solutions company that manufactures menu covers and various items for the global restaurant as well as leisure industry.


“Since our inception in 2003, CLRGRD has established a reputation for service excellence, professionalism, and adherence to manufacturing standards, second to none,” said Ron Armstrong, Founder and President. “Our partnership with Creative Menus & Folders will allow the company to pursue strategic growth initiatives and ensure that we will continue to meet the high expectations of our current and future global clients.”


“We believe there are tremendous growth opportunities in this highly fragmented industry,” said Andy Sherman, a partner at Creative Menus & Folders. “CLRGRD’S strong leadership team, technical capabilities, and reputation for quality service coupled with this increased financial flexibility will advance our position as an industry leader.”


“Kratos Capital was a great partner throughout the entire transaction process,” said Becky Armstrong, Vice President and COO of CLRGRD. “Their ability to identify a strong, compatible investor that appreciated the unique dynamics of both the company and our industry was exceptional. Their guidance throughout the entire transaction process was invaluable.” “The Kratos Capital team managed the transaction with great detail and expertise beyond our expectations,” Armstrong added.


“Kratos Capital was honored to manage the process on behalf of the Armstrong family, they’re simply wonderful people,” says Josh Bammel – Principal of Kratos Capital “Our team negotiated a unique deal structure, completely eliminating the suggested seller’s note, which in turn meant more money in the pockets of the Armstrong’s at closing; as usual we take a very aggressive approach on behalf of every client.” “If you put your client’s desires out front on every deal, they will be successful first, thus creating a winning outcome; this deal was another example of our team’s unvarnished efforts,” commented Bammel. The deal closed Tuesday, October 27, 2015



KRATOS CAPITAL has experience in a variety of strategic liquidity solutions including sales, divestitures, and mergers. Kratos also works extensively with companies in core and niche industries. The KC deal team are an experienced, highly effective team specializing in managing transactions with capitalized values from $5 million to $200 million. The firm provides industry tailored investment banking expertise, in order to help owner’s maximize the value of their investment of time, money and hard work. Every client is represented by seasoned bankers, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. Kratos bankers comprise an aggregate of well over one billion dollars in completed transactions, complimented by 75 years of combined deal making on behalf of the private middle market. No two companies are ever alike. Their exit strategy shouldn’t be either.