SK Merges Canlak and Valentus to Create Wood Finishings Giant

SK Merges Canlak and Valentus to Create Wood Finishings Giant

SK Capital Partners has formed Canlak Coatings to acquire Canadian coatings company Canlak and US-based Valentus Specialty Chemicals. Valentus is a maker of specialty coatings used in residential and commercial flooring, industrial protective maintenance and wood floor applications. Company-owned brand names include ABSCO, PoloPlaz, Sampson, Last n Last, Polycare and Wilson Imperial. Valentus is headquartered […]

Arsenal Closes Four Add-ons, Names New Platform CEO

Arsenal Closes Four Add-ons, Names New Platform CEO

 Seal For Life, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has completed the add-on acquisitions of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings. Arsenal acquired Seal For Life (SFL) in July 2019 from publicly traded Berry Global Group for $328 million. At that time, Arsenal announced that SFL would serve as a platform […]

Arsenal Forms New Coatings Platform

Arsenal Forms New Coatings Platform

Arsenal Capital Partners has acquired Seal For Life Industries from publicly traded Berry Global Group for $328 million. Seal For Life (SFL) provides corrosion prevention, waterproofing, and insulation products that prolong the life and durability of water and oil pipelines, tanks and terminals, power generation and petrochemical infrastructure. The company’s products include plastic meshes to […]

Vance Street Buys Applied Plastics

Vance Street Buys Applied Plastics

Vance Street Capital has acquired Applied Plastics, a provider of specialty coatings used in the medical device industry. Applied Plastics specializes in the application of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) on wires and other metal-based components that are used in the medical device industry with a primary emphasis on the catheter market. The company applies its specialty coatings […]

High Road Closes 50th Transaction

High Road Closes 50th Transaction

U-C Coatings, a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners, has acquired Contechem. This acquisition marks High Road’s 50th transaction since its founding in 2007. In January 2018, High Road 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 […]

Tonka Bay Adds to The Sierra Company

Tonka Bay Adds to The Sierra Company

The Sierra Company, a portfolio company of Tonka Bay Equity Partners since May 2015, has acquired the assets of Burke Industrial Coatings. Burke is a maker of liquid stainless steel and antimicrobial industrial coatings. The company’s flagship products are stainless steel finishes that are heavily pigmented with stainless steel flakes to provide corrosion resistance and […]

Audax Buys Master Coating Technologies

Audax Buys Master Coating Technologies

Innovative Chemical Products, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, has acquired Master Coating Technologies (MCT), a manufacturer of specialty architectural coatings. MCT’s family of five architectural coatings brands includes Scuffmaster Paint, Zolatone Interior Finishes, and MDC (all specialty paints); ClearErase (a clear dry erase coating); and Bellagard (sculpted wall panel systems). The company was […]

Huron Keeps Building Valentus Specialty Chemicals

Huron Keeps Building Valentus Specialty Chemicals

Valentus Specialty Chemicals, a portfolio company of Huron Capital Partners, has acquired Absolute Coatings, the wood floor finishes business of Paint Over Rust Products. Absolute Coatings manufactures wood floor finishes under the ABSCO, Last-n-Last, and TREK-Plus brands. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in New Rochelle, NY (www.absolutecoatings.com). According to Huron Capital, […]

Arsenal Acquires Insight High Technology

Arsenal Acquires Insight High Technology

IGM Resins, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners and a provider of specialty materials for the coatings, inks, and adhesives markets, has acquired Insight High Technology Group, a manufacturer of photoinitiators and pharmaceutical intermediates. “The union with IHT further strengthens IGM’s global position as a leader in photoinitiators and pharmaceutical intermediates,” said Sal Gagliardo, […]

Delos Capital Acquires California Products Corporation

Delos Capital Acquires California Products Corporation

Delos Capital has acquired California Products Corporation, a maker of water-based specialty chemical coatings. California Products Corporation (CPC) is a manufacturer of water-based specialty chemical coatings used in consumer and industrial applications, including tennis court and track recreational coatings, high-end consumer paints and stains, and specialized environmental remediation coatings. The company is headquartered in Andover, […]