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SK Capital Acquires Canlak and Valentus Specialty Chemicals

Published on 2021-06-01. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Architectural Coatings     Environmentally Friendly Coatings     Wood Coatings    

acquire-business-newsSK Capital has announced the purchase of the Canadian coatings company Canlak Inc., and US-based Valentus Specialty Chemicals. SK Capital plans to merge the two businesses to form a North American wood coatings company called Canlak Coatings, which will be headquartered in North Brunswick, New Jersey.

Combined Company to Offer Wood Coatings


The combined Company will offer a comprehensive portfolio of wood coatings products to serve the sports, commercial and residential flooring, cabinet and furniture manufacturing sectors,” said Mario Toukan, a Managing Director of SK Capital. “We see tremendous opportunity to build upon a solid portfolio of brands, including Canlak, Poloplaz, ABSCO and Sampson Coatings, to provide value and solutions to the Company’s North American customer base.”

SK Capital, Canlak Inc. and Valentus Specialty Chemicals are working together to execute the transaction, which will result in a seamless transition for customers and suppliers alike. Normand Guindon, the current CEO of Canlak Inc., will remain actively involved with the business and will serve as executive chairman of the Board of the Company.

Meeting Stringent VOC Requirements


The new Company will focus on offering the highest quality coatings that meet the market’s ever-more stringent VOC requirements,” added Randy Dearth, senior director of SK Capital. “Our portfolio will include a broad range of technologies, including traditional lacquers and varnishes, waterborne coatings, UV-cured coating systems and high-performance polyurethanes. We will support and grow our presence in the market through an expertly trained sales and technical staff supported by a state-of-the-art wood coatings laboratory.

SK Capital, Canlak Inc. and Valentus Specialty Chemicals are working together to execute the transaction, which will result in a seamless transition for customers and suppliers alike. Normand Guindon, the current CEO of Canlak Inc., will remain actively involved with the business and will serve as executive chairman of the Board of the Company.


Source: SK Capital
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