DALLAS, TX/Kratos Capital – Newswire / — Kratos Capital, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held, middle-market businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Filling Machines & Systems, Inc. (“FM&S”), by Mangrove Equity Partners, Tampa, FL, co-sponsored by Prisma Group, Raleigh, NC. Two portfolio companies, Meheen Manufacturing and Inline Filling Systems, Inc. headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota were acquired. The acquisition closed on June 30, 2016.

Filling Machines & Systems, Inc. is a manufacturing platform making comprehensive lines of branded as well as customized products for the craft beverage industry globally and the specialty liquid industry.

Principal Josh Bammel led the Kratos Capital deal team that advised FM&S on the transaction. “These are great companies, which have benefited from the institutionalization of smart capital. It was a privilege to work on this transaction with the sellers and buyers, and to see both parties benefit from a neoclassical economic relationship,” said Bammel.

FM&S brings decades of experience and is globally recognized, having sold systems in all 50 U.S. states and customers in over 50 countries worldwide. Learn more by visiting www.meheen.com and www.inlinefillingsystems.com

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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 is an experienced, highly effective team specialized in managing transactions with capitalized values from $5 million to $200 million. The firm provides industry tailored investment banking expertise, aiming to help owners maximize the value of their investment of time, money, and hard work. Every client is represented by seasoned bankers, who have 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.