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 […]

TorQuest Buys Bartek Ingredients

TorQuest Buys Bartek Ingredients

TorQuest Partners has acquired specialty chemical maker Bartek Ingredients. Bartek manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals primarily used for food and beverage applications. The company’s products include malic acid, maleic anhydride, and fumaric acid for applications in beverages, confectioneries, bakery products, fruit-based products, desserts, personal care, pharmaceuticals, non-food products, and antimicrobials. Bartek distributes to over 35 […]

One Equity Exits PeroxyChem

One Equity Exits PeroxyChem

One Equity Partners has agreed to sell PeroxyChem to Evonik Industries AG for $625 million. One Equity acquired PeroxyChem (formerly FMC Global Peroxygens) in March 2014 from FMC Corporation for approximately $200 million. PeroxyChem is a manufacturer of hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, calcium peroxide, and persulfates in a range of concentrations and purities. The company’s […]

CenterOak Adds to Aakash Chemicals

CenterOak Adds to Aakash Chemicals

Aakash Chemicals & Dye-Stuffs, a portfolio company of CenterOak Partners, has acquired Sandream Impact, a supplier of specialty chemicals. Sandream Impact is a supplier of colorants (including pearlescent pigments), nutraceuticals, and cosmetic actives that are used in the cosmetic, personal care and nutritional markets. The company serves customers in the United States, Canada, and Europe. […]

EagleTree Buys Specialty Chemical Maker

EagleTree Buys Specialty Chemical Maker

EagleTree Capital has acquired Gaylord Chemical Company. Co-investing in the transaction are members of Gaylord’s senior management team, Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board, and Farol Asset Management. Gaylord Chemical is a manufacturer of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), environmentally safe, non-toxic solvents that are used in a variety of commercial applications in the […]

Palo Duro Partners Up in Specialty Chemicals

Palo Duro Partners Up in Specialty Chemicals

Palo Duro Capital has partnered with Mario Toukan to form CCR Specialty Chemicals in order to acquire Crowley Chemical and its subsidiary Rusmar. Crowley Chemical manufactures and distributes organic chemicals derived from petroleum derivatives and serves as a custom formulator of specialty aromatic oils bends used by compounders to extend aromatic polyurethanes, epoxy resins, aromatic […]

H.I.G. Closes Sale of AMPAC

H.I.G. Closes Sale of AMPAC

H.I.G. Capital has completed the sale of its portfolio company AMPAC Fine Chemicals to SK Holdings. AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC) is a supplier of high value-added active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates used in treating diseases such as cancer, central nervous system (CNS) disorders and certain viral infections. Customers of AFC include blue-chip pharmaceutical and biotech […]

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