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Goldner Hawn Portfolio Company Applied Adhesives Completes Acquisition of Premier Packaging Solutions

Applied, a leading manufacturer and value-added distributor of adhesive products in North America, recently acquired Premier. Premier is a distributor of hot-melt and water-based adhesives based in Chattanooga, TN. Applied’s acquisition of Premier strengthens their North American sales and service footprint as well as their commitment to providing customers unparalleled local technical service, problem solving support, and product solutions. Applied’s acquisition of Premier marks its fifth acquisition in the past three years.

About Applied Adhesives
Founded in 1971, Applied Adhesives provides innovative and cost-effective adhesive solutions to customers throughout North America via the company’s manufacturing capabilities and its partnerships with the world’s premier adhesive manufacturers. For more information, please visit

About Goldner Hawn
Goldner Hawn was founded in 1989 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been a source of private capital to leading lower middle market companies for over 30 years. With an investment philosophy centered on the principle of partnership, Goldner Hawn is looking to back management teams of businesses with $5 million to $20 million of EBITDA in industries including industrial manufacturing, value-added distribution, consumer products and services, and outsourced business services. Goldner Hawn has made over 90 platform and add-on investments in companies with total transaction values approaching $4 billion. For more information, call 612-338-5912 or visit