Generational Equity Advises Taylor Studios in its Sale to Innovative Companies, Inc. a Proviso Capital Portfolio Company

By Generational Equity


Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client Taylor Studios, Inc. to Innovative Companies, Inc, a Proviso Capital portfolio company. The acquisition closed December 15, 2021.

Located in Rantoul, Illinois, Taylor Studios, Inc. (TSI) is an industry-leading exhibit planning, designing, and fabrication company serving a diverse range of clients throughout the United States and internationally. TSI serves nature centers, parks, museums, corporations, universities, and those interested in bringing creative three-dimensional storytelling and design to their space. The Company has completed over 700 projects in 45 states and four countries over 30 years.

TSI’s ability to design and fabricate projects creates a one-stop-shop experience for clients who wish to create a visual exhibit. From research and interpretation to concept design and graphics, TSI partners with the client every step of the way to ensure a compelling story is being told in a visually pleasing way. In addition to a high-quality product, TSI offers expert guidance in project management, estimating, and quality control. 

Innovative Companies, Inc, headquartered in New York, New York, was founded in 2021 as a holding company to acquire leading display, exhibit and sign manufacturing companies. Prior to the acquisition of Taylor Studios, Innovative Companies acquired Merchandising Partners, LLC a leading point of purchase manufacturer in May of this year. Innovative Companies, Inc. remains interested in acquiring other leading point-of-purchase, exhibit and sign manufacturers.

Generational Equity Executive Managing Director of M&A – Central Region, Michael Goss, and his team, led by Senior M&A Advisor, Prasad Karcherla, with support from Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Ryan Johnson, successfully closed the deal. Senior Managing Director David Robinson established the initial relationship with TSI.

“This acquisition is a great strategic fit for both Taylor Studios and Innovative Companies, Inc and I expect great success for both going forward. We were able to close this deal fairly quickly along with the two Real Estate properties associated with the business and a continued key role for Betty Brennan (owner of Taylor Studios) post-sale,” said Karcherla.

He added, “I had great pleasure working both with Betty and Reggie Binford of Proviso Capital and wish them both the best in their future endeavors.”

“This acquisition will help further Proviso Capital’s strategy of building a global display, exhibit and sign manufacturing company built around innovative design. The design talent and fabrication capabilities at Taylor Studios coupled with the manufacturing capabilities at Merchandising Partners will help further this strategy,” said Reggie Binford, Managing Partner at Proviso Capital.

About Generational

Headquartered in Dallas, Generational is one of the leading M&A advisory firms in North America.

With more than 350 professionals located throughout 17 offices in North America, the companies help business owners release the wealth of their business by providing growth consulting, merger, acquisition, and wealth management services. Their six-step approach features strategic and tactical growth consulting, exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, M&A transactional services, and wealth management.

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