Gemspring and Shrieve Chemical Partner Up

Gemspring and Shrieve Chemical Partner Up

Gemspring Capital has invested in Shrieve Chemical Company, a distributor of industrial chemicals, performance fluids and specialty lubricants, in partnership with the company’s senior management team. Shrieve Chemical sells more than 700 products sourced from over 600 suppliers and is one of the leading distributors of sulfur and sulfuric acid. The company’s products are sold […]

Wind Point Adds Callery from Edgewater

Wind Point Adds Callery from Edgewater

Ascensus Specialties, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, has agreed to acquire specialty chemical company Callery from Edgewater Capital. Callery was formed by Edgewater to acquire the inorganic specialties business of chemical giant BASF in March 2017. BASF acquired the business, then operating as the Callery Chemical division of Mine Safety Appliances Company, in […]

Arsenal Continues Specialty Chemical Build

Arsenal Continues Specialty Chemical Build

CPS Performance Materials, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has acquired GEO Specialty Chemicals. GEO is a manufacturer of more than 300 specialty chemical products including water treatment chemicals; coating and resin additives; acrylic monomers; dispersants and surfactants (compounds that lower the surface tension between two liquids). The company’s products are used by more […]

Altas Buys DuBois Chemicals

Altas Buys DuBois Chemicals

Altas Partners has agreed to acquire specialty chemicals maker DuBois Chemicals from The Jordan Company. DuBois is a provider of customized specialty chemicals including more than 7,000 SKUs of cleaners, metalworking fluids, finishing chemicals, lubricants, detergents, sealants, protectants, sanitizers and conditioners. The company, led by CEO Jeff Welsh, has more than 15,000 customers and is […]

Maroon Group Closes Ninth Add-on

Maroon Group Closes Ninth Add-on

Maroon Group, a portfolio company of CI Capital since July 2014, has acquired Amsyn. Amsyn is a national distributor of specialty chemicals to the coatings, lubricants, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and electronics industries. The company also provides formulation services, consulting services, warehousing and logistics services. Amsyn, led by President Thomas Castrovinci, was founded in 1989 and is […]

Quad-C Acquires Boulder Scientific

Quad-C Acquires Boulder Scientific

Quad-C Management has made an investment in specialty chemical company Boulder Scientific. Boulder Scientific is a provider of organometallic compounds and other custom chemical products used in the plastics, electronics, defense, pharmaceuticals, and aerospace industries. Organometallics are chemical compounds that contain at least one chemical bond between a carbon atom of an organic molecule and […]

Golden Gate Hits Big Multiple on Exit

Golden Gate Hits Big Multiple on Exit

Golden Gate Capital has agreed to sell specialty chemical maker ArrMaz to Arkema Group for approximately $570 million. ArrMaz was acquired by Golden Gate Capital in December 2012. ArrMaz is a producer of custom formulated specialty chemicals used as functional additives and process aids to the fertilizer and asphalt industries and it also provides specialty […]

Comvest Buys VanDeMark Chemical

Comvest Buys VanDeMark Chemical

Comvest Partners has acquired VanDeMark Chemical, a manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives, from Verus Investment Partners. Phosgene is a colorless gas and is extremely hazardous to manufacture and transport. The chemical compound is a critical raw material for many pharmaceutical, agricultural, and specialty chemical products. VanDeMark’s phosgene products include a range of more than […]

H.I.G. Continues Specialty Chemical Build

H.I.G. Continues Specialty Chemical Build

Vantage Specialty Chemicals, a portfolio company of H.I.G., has agreed to acquire the natural oils business of Textron Plimon. Textron is a manufacturer, processor and formulator of natural oils for the personal care, food and chemical industries. The company’s product portfolio includes cosmetic oils, specially formulated plant oils sold under the EVOILS brand name, food […]

Audax Adds Benefect to ICP

Audax Adds Benefect to ICP

Innovative Chemical Products (ICP Group), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, has acquired Benefect, a maker of botanical-based disinfectant and cleaning supplies. Benefect’s products are used by insurance restoration contractors to clean up water damage, fire damage, mold remediation and trauma scenes. The active ingredient in Benefect’s products is a highly specialized Thyme Oil […]

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