CCP Client ‘CO212’
A Leading Publisher of Instructional Content for Musical Instrument Playing

Clayton Capital Partners, a St. Louis-based investment banking firm, is pleased to exclusively represent CO212 in the sale of its business. Headquartered in the Midwest, CO212 is a leading publisher of instructional content for musical instrument playing. 

  • Global Branding and Reputation. CO212 enjoys a world-wide reputation and loyalty with its customers, trade accounts, end-users, artists, and authors.

  • Copyrighted Product. The Company owns over 3,000 copyrighted products.

  • Breadth and Depth of Catalog. CO212 carries a broad variety of instruments, genre, and levels of study in its catalog of over 3,000 titles. Key strengths rest in guitar, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, uke, fiddle, folk harp, harmonica, hand percussion, and flute. Numerous famous musicians are associated with the brand. Most of CO212's printed products are offered with accompanying audio and/or video content.

  • Key Partnerships and Associations. The Company has long standing partnerships with Guitar Foundation of America, USC Guitar Department, and Paul Reed Guitars. They also have long standing membership in National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), Music Publishers Association (MPA), and Retail Print Music Dealers Association (RPMDA).

  • Quality. CO212 is recognized for the high degree of its Product and Content quality.

  • Varied Delivery Methods. In addition to traditional printed product, CO212 offers most of its titles for digital delivery as ebooks. Additionally, some of its titles are available as print-on-demand products with customers such as Amazon and Ingram.

  • Expandable Platform. The Company is working to create a new part of its business that will be offered via their web site. The plan is to augment its current distribution methods to include selling online subscriptions, physical bundles/packs, as well as online courses direct to consumers via a network of websites that it will operate.
Budget for
FY 2013
Internal Actuals Through 6/30/2013
Compiled Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2012
Compiled Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2011
Compiled Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2010 Compiled Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2009
Net Sales
$7,018,644 $6,766,975
Gross Profit
$3,567,582 $3,348,885
Adjusted EBITDA
$532,560 $503,050
Adjusted EBITDA % 7.5% 1.0% -4.6% 1.0% 7.6% 7.4%


The undersigned hereby agrees:

That all information, data and materials disclosed or furnished (herein called the Information) by Clayton Capital Partners Acquisition Candidate CO212 (herein called the Company) will be maintained strictly confidential and that, in consideration for such disclosure, no use of the Information will be made by any signing party, or employees of such party, other than for internal evaluation purposes, on a strictly confidential basis.

It is understood that disclosure of any of the Information, including the possibility that the Shareholders may consider sale, disclosure of the current status of the Company, or disclosure of any information to customers, vendors, competitors, or employees of the Company would cause serious financial damage to the Company and/or its affiliates.

The undersigned also agrees that, for the term of this agreement, they will not solicit for employment any person who is currently employed by the Company.

The undersigned agrees not to copy, duplicate, disclose or deliver all or any portion of the Information to a third party or permit any other third party to inspect, copy or duplicate the same except those parties deemed necessary by the undersigned to evaluate the possible transaction (including agents, advisors, affiliates, accountants, attorneys, consultants, and lenders). It is understood that the undersigned may disclose Information to only parties who (i) require such material for the purpose of evaluating a possible transaction and (ii) are informed by the undersigned of the confidential nature of the Information and agree to be bound by the terms hereof. The undersigned further agrees to be responsible for any breach of this agreement by the above mentioned parties, and that these parties will not use any of the Information for any reason or purpose other than to evaluate a possible transaction or in any way detrimental to the Company.

This shall not, however, prevent the undersigned from disclosing to others or using in any manner:
1. Information which has been published and has become part of the public domain other than by acts or omissions by the receiving party
2. Information which has been furnished or made known to the undersigned by third parties as a matter of right without restriction of disclosure, or
3. Information which the undersigned can show was already in its possession at the time it entered into this Agreement and which was not acquired directly or indirectly from the Company, their representatives, its employees or their representatives.

This agreement shall remain in effect for a term of two years from the execution date hereof and upon request, the receiving party will promptly return all data and materials furnished by the Company and destroy any internal analyses and/or workpapers related to the evaluation of the Company.

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CCP Client 'CO212'
For Additional Information Contact
Ron Zimmerman, Director
8112 Maryland Ave., Suite 250 | St. Louis, MO 63105
Ph 314-725-9939 x 542 | Fax 314-725-9938