M&Q Holdings, LLC Acquires Flavorseal, LLC
Posted in: New Development
Effective February 8, 2018, M&Q Holdings LLC, through its wholly owned subsidiary M&Q
Acquisition LLC, has acquired Flavorseal LLC of Avon, Ohio. M&Q Holdings is an investment
portfolio company of Capital Partners (www.capitalpartners.com), which specializes in lowleverage
financing of unique, growth‐oriented companies.
M&Q Holdings was attracted to Flavorseal’s culture of innovation, creativity, and its
knowledgeable, customer‐focused workforce. In addition to Flavorseal’s flexible packaging,
netting, packaging equipment and consumables products, M&Q is especially excited by
Flavorseal’s Seasoning Transfer Technology, which incorporates seasonings and bold flavors
into various forms of flexible packaging for its food processing customers.
Michael Schmal, President and CEO of M&Q Holdings stated, “We truly believe that Flavorseal’s
Seasoning Transfer Technology will revolutionize the way packaging is utilized in the protein
and food industries. Instead of just protecting and extending shelf life of food products,
Seasoning Transfer Technology allows the packaging to become an integral part of the product
itself, by enhancing the appearance, quality, taste and aroma to food. We think this technology
has the potential to dramatically change the food processing industry, and we are fortunate
that Chris and Colleen Carroll, who are the owners and founders of Flavorseal, chose M&Q to
be their partner to accelerate this transformation.”
Chris Carroll, President and CEO of Flavorseal, agreed, “I am very proud of Flavorseal’s long
history of developing cutting‐edge packaging products like Seasoning Transfer Technology.
Working with M&Q will provide Flavorseal an exciting opportunity to continue expanding our
innovative product pipeline that customers have come to expect and value.”
M&Q will continue to operate the business as Flavorseal LLC, a Division of M&Q Holdings LLC,
retaining its operations in Avon, Ohio. Chris Carroll will remain as President and CEO of
Flavorseal. Customer and supplier interactions with Flavorseal will remain unchanged.
By combining Flavorseal with M&Q Holding’s other companies, notably M&Q Packaging LLC,
and the Outlook Group LLC, the company plans to become a one‐stop shop for food packaging
companies by offering Seasoning Transfer Technology, films and flexible packaging, netting
products, carton board products, labels, disposables, packaging equipment and value‐added
services. To learn more about Flavorseal, please visit their web page at www.flavorseal.com.
Flavorseal was advised by Rothschild & Co and Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP.
About M&Q Holdings: M&Q Holdings consists of M&Q Packaging and the Outlook Group. M&Q
Packaging manufactures specialty high‐temperature, ovenable packaging which is used in food
service, food processing, medical and industrial markets. M&Q Packaging has a manufacturing
plant in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania and administrative offices in Limerick, Pennsylvania. The
Outlook Group Printing and Packaging is a leading provider of customer packaging solutions,
primarily serving the food and consumer products end markets. Outlook focuses on printing
and converting flexible packaging, labels, folding cartons, and conducting value‐added assembly
and packaging operations. The Outlook Group has two manufacturing facilities, both located in
Neenah, Wisconsin. To learn more about M&Q Holdings please consult these web sites:
www.mqplastics.com, www.PanSaver.com, www.outlookgroup.com.