The Valence Group has advised Arkema S.A. on its acquisition of ArrMaz Products LP from Golden Gate Capital for $570m. ArrMaz, headquartered in Mulberry, FL, is a global leader in specialty surfactants for crop nutrition, mining and infrastructure. The company generates approx. $290m in revenue with an 18% EBITDA margin.
A global specialty chemical company, Arkema has 136 production sites and 15 research centers across some 50 countries and employs around 20,000 people. The Arkema group generates annual revenues of €8.8 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.
About Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $15 billion of capital under management. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types, including going-privates, corporate divestitures, and recapitalizations, as well as debt and public equity investments. Notable investments sponsored by Golden Gate Capital include Active Minerals, U.S. Silica, EP Minerals, ANGUS, Cole-Parmer and Vantage Elevator Solutions.
About The Valence Group
The Valence Group is a specialist investment bank offering M&A advisory services exclusively to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors. The Valence Group team includes a unique combination of professionals with backgrounds in investment banking and strategy consulting within the chemicals and materials industries, all focused exclusively on providing M&A advisory services to the chemicals and materials sector. The firm’s offices are located in New York and London.