News | One Equity Partners
OCT282008
X-Rite successfully completes $155 million capital raise

X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ: XRIT) today announced it has completed a $155 million capital raise led by OEP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company managed by One Equity Partners (“OEP”), and with Sagard Capital Partners, L.P. (“Sagard”) and Tinicum Capital Partners II, L.P., Tinicum Capital Partners II Parallel Fund, L.P. and Tinicum Capital Partners II Executive Fund L.L.C. (collectively, “Tinicum”).

Proceeds from the capital raise will be used to repay indebtedness under its First and Second Lien Credit Agreements, settle amounts payable by the Company pursuant to certain interest rate swap agreements, prepay certain amounts outstanding between the Company and Fifth Third Bank, as well as fund ongoing operations. “Having completed this financing initiative, the amendments to the First and Second Lien Credit Agreements have become effective and we now have the necessary resources to continue developing new and innovative products for our customers related to the business of color,” said Thomas J. Vacchiano Jr., Chief Executive Officer for X-Rite.

"This capital raise also provides the Company with greater financial flexibility during these times of increased economic uncertainty to improve shareholder value and fund on-going operations.” Under the terms of the recapitalization, X-Rite will issue 28,571,429 shares of common
stock to OEP, 9,076,667 shares of common stock to Sagard, and 9,256,667 shares of common stock to Tinicum.


About X-Rite
X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com.