Denver – January 21, 2013 – The Yale Group announces that in December 2012, Svoboda Capital Partners LLC (“SC”) acquired the operating assets of MEI Labels, Inc. The Yale Group initiated and advised on this transaction.

Based in Catoosa, Oklahoma, MEI is a leading provider of pressure sensitive label products, inserts, tags, banners and other products, including silk screening and embroidery. The Company has grown significantly since its inception, becoming a national label printing platform serving a diverse set of customers across the United States.

“SC has been actively looking to leverage its intimate knowledge of the pressure sensitive label industry, and as such, we were excited to learn about a potential partnership with MEI Labels,” said Jeff Piper, Principal at Svoboda Capital Partners. “Rob Gettinger of The Yale Group helped positively position SC and we are appreciative of his support throughout the process.”

“Rob did a great job of finding several potential buyers for MEI” said Tom Martin, former owner of MEI. “He also provided good advice on deal structure that allowed MEI and SC complete the transaction.”

ABOUT THE YALE GROUP, INC.

The Yale Group is a leading middle market investment bank offering private placements of debt and equity, mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnerships for clients in a wide range of industries including manufac- turing, business services, information technology, media and health care. Our principals have decades of bank- ing and operating experience resulting in a unique blend of effectiveness and creativity that help management accomplish their financial goals.

To learn how The Yale Group can help grow or recapitalize your business, contact Rob Gettinger at 303-333-0992 or rob@gyale.com