BRS and Jefferies Capital Partners Complete Acquisition of The Sheridan Group, Inc.

August 21, 2003

NEW YORK, August 21, 2003 — Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (“BRS”) and Jefferies Capital Partners (“JCP”) announced today that they have completed their acquisition of The Sheridan Group, Inc. (“Sheridan”) in a transaction valued at $142 million. Sheridan’s management team also participated in the transaction.

Sheridan, which is based in Hunt Valley, MD, is a leading specialty printer offering a full range of printing and value-added support services for the journal, magazine, book and article reprint markets. Sheridan’s primary focus is on shorter run length publications, which require a high level of customer service and expertise.

BRS is a New York based private equity investment firm with approximately $1.2 billion under management. BRS was founded in 1995 and has since invested in over 20 companies in the following industries: restaurants, consumer goods, specialty retail, recreation/leisure, apparel, home furnishings, industrial and commercial services (including equipment rental), commercial equipment manufacturing, wholesale distribution and healthcare services. BRS makes leveraged buyout, recapitalization/restructuring and growth capital investments in companies with superior management, predictable cash flow, strong market share and growth potential. All management teams of BRS companies are equity investors in their businesses.

JCP is a New York based private equity firm with over $600 million in equity commitments under management. Since 1994, JCP’s professionals have invested in over 40 companies in a variety of industries. JCP focuses on partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams and has invested in management buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations and growth equity.


Paul Kaminski – Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., 212-521-3700