Springboard Press Release
SPRINGBOARD MANUFACTURING EXPANDS ITS MEDICAL PRODUCTS CAPABILITIES WITH ACQUISITION OF STACK PLASTICS
CHICAGO – January 11, 2021 – Springboard Manufacturing (“Springboard”), a portfolio company of HC
Private Investments (“HCPI”), today announced that it has successfully acquired Stack Plastics (“Stack”),
continuing its growth as a leading medical products custom injection molder. Stack’s executive team, led
by John Huynh and Scott Smith, will continue to manage the Menlo Park, California operations. Terms of
the transaction were not disclosed.
Stack provides fully-integrated plastic manufacturing and micromolding to its global medical device
customers. The acquisition strengthens Springboard’s capabilities enabling further penetration in the
medical products market with the addition of micromolding. The combined business has manufacturing
facilities in California and Indiana with more than 130 injection molding presses ranging from 25 tons to
1,300 tons and more than 300 employees.
“As a leading medical injection molder with a customer-centric approach, Stack is a strong addition to
Springboard,” said Doug Constable, CEO of Springboard. “Stack has played an integral role in its
customers’ manufacturing process and product development for 25 years. We are delighted to partner
with Stack’s talented management team to offer increased capabilities and a national manufacturing
footprint to the combined companies customer base.”
The Stack acquisition fits with HCPI’s core strategy of combining strong executive resources with family held businesses and patient capital to drive long-term growth. HCPI originally acquired Springboard in
partnership with management in December 2017. HCPI will continue expanding the Springboard platform
through a combination of organic growth initiatives and strategic complementary add-on acquisitions.
The Managing Partners of HCPI, John P. Kelly and Matthew J. Moran, added, “We are excited to add
another important piece to Springboard’s manufacturing capabilities and support its growth initiatives in
the medical device sector.” Winston & Strawn LLP served as legal counsel to HCPI. MBS Advisors served
as financial advisor to Stack. Signature Bank provided debt financing for the transaction.
ABOUT SPRINGBOARD MANUFACTURING
Originally established in 1995 as a custom injection molder dedicated to quality and customer service,
Springboard provides customers with quality products in conjunction with value-added services relating
to engineering, product design, material selection, process mapping, assembly and packaging.
Springboard’s facilities support a fully staffed, full-service mold making and repair department with
CAD/CAM capabilities and off-line programming. For more information, please visit
ABOUT HC PRIVATE INVESTMENTS
HC Private Investments (“HCPI”) is a private equity investment firm focused on making investments
between $5 million to $30 million in lower middle-market manufacturing businesses within the consumer
and industrial markets. HCPI invests capital from HC Technologies, LLC, a Chicago-based principal trading
firm led by Joe Niciforo with offices in New York and London. The firm will also bring select family offices and individuals to participate in its transactions providing HCPI with a flexible and patient capital base.
With a focus of being the first institutional investor in a business, HCPI seeks to partner with business
owners, executives and management teams to identify opportunities to remove impediments to growth
enabling companies to maximize their full value potential. For more information, please visit
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