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July 2005

Direct Marketing Visionary Joins CIVC

CIVC Partners announced that it has teamed with Stan Rapp, a pioneer and visionary leader behind the explosive growth of direct marketing. Rapp is the founder of Rapp Collins, the world’s largest direct marketing ad agency, and co-author of six industry-shaping books. Rapp and CIVC are seeking to build an innovative and collaborative marketing services network specializing in data analytics, database management, digital interactive, direct marketing, sales promotion, and customer relationship management.

Rapp and CIVC are looking for owners/managers who are seeking both personal liquidity and the opportunity to continue to grow their business, while playing a key role in a much larger enterprise. Targeted criteria includes:

Business types:

  • Direct Marketing Agency
  • Interactive Agency
  • Sales Promotion Company
  • Data Management and Analytics
  • Marketing Research Company

Revenue size:

  • $25 million +


  • $6 million +


  • North America

About Stan Rapp

Stan Rapp most recently held the position of CEO at McCann Relationship Marketing, the $200 million global direct marketing network of McCann-Erickson World Group. Rapp is the co-founder of Omnicom’s Rapp Collins, the No. 1 direct marketing agency worldwide with revenue of $350 million. He has authored 6 books including the groundbreaking Maximarketing, which became a bestseller with more than 250,000 copies sold in a dozen languages worldwide. Stan is a member of the Direct Marketing Association’s Hall of Fame and is the 2005 winner of the prestigious DMEF Vision Award. Advertising Age has named him one of the 101 "stars" that shaped the history of advertising in the twentieth century.

If you know of any companies that might be suitable for this opportunity, we welcome your assistance in our search and will generously compensate our intermediary partners.

CIVC Partners, a leader in private equity investing for over 35 years, manages $1 billion in private equity capital and currently invests from a $650 million fund closed in 2003. CIVC Partners provides growth and buyout capital to middle-market companies and executives with a focus on business services, financial services, media and communications, and industrial growth.

For more information, please contact:

CIVC Partners, L.P.
Gregg Wilson
312 873 7340

CIVC Partners, L.P.
John Compall
312 873 7315

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CIVC Partners, LP
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Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Telephone: 312 873 7300

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