Heartwood Partners Portfolio Company Spotlight

Heartwood Partners is proud of its investment in M&Q Holdings, Inc. (“M&Q” or the “Company”) a provider of innovative engineered materials and packaging solutions for demanding end markets that enhance product performance, accelerate speed-to-market, and simplify supply chain complexities.

The Company is a recognized leader across its targeted end markets including Medical / Diagnostics, Consumer, Food, and Industrial.

Since John Wuzburger’s, President & CEO, arrival in 2019, the Company has evolved by investing in end-to-end solutions to support customers from product concept through final delivery.

The Company’s in-house innovation team draws on deep industry expertise and a portfolio of bespoke manufacturing technologies including multi-layer extrusion, specialty converting, spice coating, printing, and laminating to develop custom solutions.

Recent innovations include a variety of solutions encompassing modified atmospheric packaging, sterilization packaging, and recyclable & biodegradable product.

“John and the M&Q team have built a remarkable business with the people and processes to support its next phase of growth,” said Heartwood Partners Managing Partner Mark Allsteadt.

M&Q operates five facilities located throughout the United States and employs over 600 associates.

Click on the video below for an immersive experience highlighting M&Q’s ability to provide custom-engineered materials and packaging solutions.

About Heartwood Partners

Heartwood Partners has been dedicated to investing in private companies for over 37 years, developing a well-established track record of supporting management teams to build and grow their companies, both organically and by add-on acquisition. You can learn more about Heartwood Partners at www.heartwoodpartners.com. We are currently investing from a $600 million committed fund, Heartwood Partners Private Equity Income Fund III, LP. In addition, we have access to additional equity capital through co-investment from our limited partners. Our approach is designed for a longer-term investment horizon (our average investment period has been 5-7 years) and to capitalize portfolio businesses conservatively using significantly more equity and less debt than is typical in private equity investments. We do this to strengthen portfolio company balance sheets, create significant operating and bank covenant flexibility and perpetuate a business’ ability to pay a cash yield out of excess cash flow to shareholders and management.