Bain Buys Italmatch from Ardian

Bain Buys Italmatch from Ardian

Bain Capital Private Equity has signed an agreement to acquire Italmatch Chemicals, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, from Ardian which has owned the company since July 2014. Italmatch Chemicals makes specialty chemical additives that are used in a range of applications in water treatment, oil & gas, lubricants, plastics, and personal care. Customers include major […]

SK Capital to Acquire SI Group

SK Capital to Acquire SI Group

SK Capital Partners has agreed to acquire SI Group, a manufacturer of specialty chemical additives and intermediates. SI Group is being acquired from the descendants of W. Howard Wright, who founded the company in 1906. SI Group is a developer and manufacturer of additives and intermediates that are used in a range of end markets […]

CI Continues Specialty Chemical Build

CI Continues Specialty Chemical Build

Maroon Group, a portfolio company of CI Capital, has acquired J. Tech Sales, a national distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients. This is Maroon Group’s eighth add-on acquisition under CI Capital’s ownership which began in July 2014. J. Tech’s specialty chemical products are sold to customers active in the household, industrial & institutional (HI&I); food […]

Arsenal Exits IGM Resins

Arsenal Exits IGM Resins

Arsenal Capital Partners has agreed to sell IGM Resins to Astorg. This transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2018. IGM Resins is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of specialty photoinitiators that are used in ultraviolet radiation cure coatings, inks and adhesives. The company has offices and production facilities in Europe, the […]

H.I.G. Adds to Specialty Chemical Platform

H.I.G. Adds to Specialty Chemical Platform

Vantage Specialty Chemicals, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has acquired B&B Tritech, a manufacturer of chemical compounds and solutions used in the aviation industry. The buy of B&B is the first add-on acquisition that Vantage has completed since H.I.G. acquired a majority interest in the company in October 2017. B&B’s products are used primarily […]

Audax Adds to ICP

Audax Adds to ICP

Innovative Chemical Products (ICP Group), a portfolio company of Audax, has acquired Pli-Dek Systems, a manufacturer of specialty coatings for the building industry. The operations of Pli-Dek will be placed under ICP Construction, a division of ICP Group. ICP Group was formed in January 2016 when Audax combined two of its specialty chemical portfolio companies, […]

SK Buys Units from Israel Chemicals

SK Buys Units from Israel Chemicals

SK Capital has acquired the fire safety and oil additives businesses of Israel Chemicals and has renamed the acquired businesses Perimeter Solutions. Perimeter Solution’s fire safety business supplies chemicals and services for fighting wildfires and foams to extinguish fires. The company’s oil additives business provides phosphorus pentasulfide, an inorganic compound that is used in lube […]

Platte River Adds to MFG Chemical

Platte River Adds to MFG Chemical

MFG Chemical, a portfolio company of Platte River Equity, has acquired Gulf Bayport Chemicals. Platte River acquired MFG Chemical, a custom and toll manufacturer of specialty chemicals, in June 2017. Gulf Bayport Chemicals (GBC) is a specialty chemical manufacturer of maleic anhydride-based chemicals (a colorless or white solid organic compound) that are used as curing […]

Arsenal Adds to PSG with TwinBrook Backing

Arsenal Adds to PSG with TwinBrook Backing

Polymer Solutions Group (PSG), a manufacturer of specialty polymers and additives and a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has acquired Phoenix Chemical Company. Phoenix Chemical is a specialty chemical manufacturer and distributor focused on the carpet; textile; water treatment; and household, industrial & institutional chemicals markets. The company, led by its President John Bryant, is […]

High Road Enters Specialty Chemicals

High Road Enters Specialty Chemicals

High Road Capital Partners has acquired U-C Coatings, a manufacturer and distributor of specialty coatings and sealants used in the North American wood and lumber markets, from Argosy Private Equity and Sidereal Capital Group which together acquired the company in November 2013. U-C Coatings’ wood protection products and end paints are used to conserve and […]