Scale Finance Advises on Sale of Acken Signs, Inc.

MC Sign Company, one of the largest sign companies in the Midwest providing signage, lighting, and maintenance services throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Guam, has closed on the acquisition of Acken Signs, Inc., a Division of Rabbit Creek Partners, LLC. Scale Finance advised Acken during the course of the process.

The breadth of MC Sign Company’s capabilities is extensive. MC Sign is based in Mentor Ohio and regularly handles all manner of sign, lighting, and awning-related design, manufacturing, and installation for large and small customers nationwide. Their expertise also includes a full range of sign & lighting service and maintenance programs. The MC Sign family includes some of the most skilled designers, manufacturing specialists, installers, project managers and support staff in the business.

Acken Signs, based in Bluefield, VA focuses on technology leadership, from lean manufacturing to extensive R&D. The nearly exclusive use of LED lighting and elimination of environment-damaging materials has initiated Acken’s market-leading Eco-Friendly stance in recent years. With more than 35 years of industry experience, Acken’s team is composed of highly skilled, tenured and dedicated employees who are committed to maximizing sign impact within the boundaries of local code. Acken provides end-to-end services including design, build, deliver, install, and service. Scale Finance has provided CFO Services for 3 years and SF’s Managing Director, Dave Gilroy, advised on this successful, strategic transaction for Acken.

Doren Spinner, CEO of Acken Signs and Founder of Rabbit Creek Partners, noted, “we have appreciated the highly flexible, full-service finance and accounting support of Scale Finance in recent years. Moreover, their guidance and insightful advisory support helped us through this critical strategic transaction to achieve the best possible outcome for Acken owners.”

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.