Complete Acq for WMH


January 2012

Plaisance Advisors, a Chicago-area lower middle market advisory firm, announced today that its client, WMH Group, has completed the acquisition of Signature Cards.

Signature Cards specializes in producing short runs of plastic cards used in gift, membership, promotional and loyalty programs. Customers range from stand-alone businesses to Fortune 1000 retailers.

Plaisance Advisors was the exclusive financial advisor to WMH Group in this transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

After the transaction closed, Bill Hunter, WMH Group Managing Partner, stated, “Plaisance Advisors was extremely valuable in this transaction. This is the first acquisition we have completed with an advisor and now that I have seen firsthand the value Plaisance Advisors brought to the deal, I look forward to working with them on another transaction.”

John Waller, a Managing Director at Plaisance continued, “Working with WMH was a pleasure from the beginning. Bill is a first-class investor and operator. I have every confidence in his ability to make Signature an even better company that it already is and generate a superior return for WMH Group.”

Plaisance Advisors will be working with WMH Group to find and acquire companies that complement WMH Group’s investment in Signature Cards.

About Plaisance Advisors

Plaisance Advisors provides cost effective mergers and acquisition advisory services to world-class, industry-leading companies. With nearly 20 years of investment banking experience Plaisance has developed significant industry expertise in select industries, global relationships, and a keen understanding of how to best position a business for sale. Plaisance’s clients include private business owners, private equity firms and some of the largest corporations in the country.

Plaisance Advisors can be contacted at:

John Waller

Phone: (312) 371-0846


About WMH Group

WMH Group LLC is a Chicago-based private equity firm with significant operating experience. It has a history of building industry-leading businesses through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. In each transaction it completes WMH Group invests its own capital and that of its partners and it takes an operating role in each company it acquires. Because WMH Group does not invest out of a traditional private equity fund, it has significant flexibility in how it structures transactions and it does not have a set timeframe in which we must divest the companies it acquires.

WMH Group can be contacted at:

Bill Hunter

Phone: (630) 842-3022