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American Securities to Acquire Chromaflo to Strengthen its Business

Published on 2016-10-10. Author : SpecialChem

NEW YORK, NY -- American Securities LLC, Arsenal Capital Partners, and Nordic Capital Fund VI have announced that American Securities has partnered with management and signed a definitive agreement to acquire Chromaflo Technologies Corp. ("Chromaflo" or the "Company"), one of the leading producers of proprietary, high-performance colorants and chemical dispersions, from Arsenal Capital Partners and Nordic Capital. The transaction is expected to close in November 2016 and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

American Securities to Support Growth and Development

Chromaflo Acquisition
American Securities to Acquire Chromaflo
to Strengthen its Business

Headquartered in Ashtabula, Ohio, Chromaflo is one of the leading independent global suppliers of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions. With more than eight decades of industry experience in colorant systems and chemical pigment dispersions, the Company’s family of brands includes more than 200 product lines and 7,000 products, serving customers across six continents.

Focusing on Providing Colorant and Chemical Solutions

Scott Becker, President and CEO of Chromaflo said, "We look forward to partnering with American Securities. They are ideally positioned to support our next phase of growth and development as we look to expand our product offerings, geographies, and market reach. American Securities has significant experience in the specialty chemical sector and a broad and experienced team, which will aid in our expansion. We look forward to working with them as we continue to focus on providing highly technical colorant and chemical solutions to our customers and markets."

Scott M. Wolff, a Managing Director of American Securities, commented, "We believe that Chromaflo’s commitment to product innovation, combined with its experienced and customer-focused management team, positions the Company for continued growth. We look forward to bringing our resources to bear to support Scott Becker and the rest of Chromaflo’s management team toward continued success."

John Televantos, a Partner who co-heads Arsenal’s Specialty Industrials practice, said, "Through its organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Chromaflo has become the leading global innovator and supplier of colorants and chemical dispersions with broad technologies serving the coatings and thermoset plastics markets."

Robert Furuhjelm, Partner, NC Advisory Oy, advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds, added, "Nordic Capital Fund VI is proud of the transformation of Chromaflo into a leading global player and has been very pleased with the partnership with Scott Becker and his management team for executing the Company’s growth and acquisition strategy."

About Chromaflo Technologies

Chromaflo Technologies is a leading independent global supplier of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions, serving customers in architectural and industrial coatings as well as the thermoset composites market. Headquartered in Ashtabula, Ohio, U.S., Chromaflo has production facilities in the U.S., Canada, The Netherlands, Finland, Australia, China and South Africa. Sales and technical support is also provided throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia, China, India and Southeast Asia. Commitment to excellence is driven by three core values: quality, speed and service.

About American Securities LLC

Based in New York with an office in Shanghai, American Securities is a leading U.S. private equity firm that invests in market-leading North American companies with annual revenues generally ranging from $200 million to $2 billion and/or $50 million to $200 million of EBITDA. American Securities and its affiliates have approximately $15 billion under management.

About Arsenal Capital Partners

Arsenal Capital Partners is one of the leading New York-based private equity firms that invests in middle market specialty industrial and healthcare companies. Arsenal makes investments in sectors where the firm has significant prior knowledge and experience. Arsenal targets businesses that have the potential for further value creation, and works closely with management to accelerate growth by leveraging the firm’s industry focus and operational improvement capabilities.

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Source: Chromaflo
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