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Chemicals

what we offer

  • FMI’s Chemicals team provides sell-side and buy-side M&A, capital formation, and financial advisory services for mid-market specialty chemicals companies globally
  • Extensive experience in construction chemicals, adhesives & sealants, coatings, resins & additives, air & water treatment, naturally-derived renewable chemistry, chemical distribution, and other specialty chemical subsectors
  • Full range of Management Consulting services: Strategy Consulting, Operations Consulting, Compensation Consulting, Organizational Development, Leadership Development & Training

how you benefit

Chemicals clients benefit from FMI's 65-plus years of industry context, connections and insights. Our Investment Banking team has conducted over 600 industry transactions. FMI consultants have assisted thousands of industry clients with Strategy, Operations and Organizational Development. Industry leaders have developed their organizational vision, succession plans, leadership teams and their own leadership skills for over 25 years with our leadership consultants. Whether you're looking to position for growth, acquire or sell, or develop leaders, FMI's experience and expertise can help you achieve transformational outcomes.

Seller (Ownership)Buyer (Ownership)Business Description
VanDeMark Chemical (Verus Investment Partners)Comvest PartnersSpecialty phosgene derivatives for pharma, ag, polymers, and CASE
Miller Chemical & Fertilizer (Dunes Point Capital)J.M. HuberNaturally-derived crop protection and nutritional agrochemical products
ADA Carbon Solutions (Energy Capital Partners)Advanced Emissions Solutions (NASDAQ:ADES)Activated carbon emissions control solutions for power generation and industrial
IGM Resins (Arsenal Capital Partners)AstorgPhotoinitators, acrylates, and additives for UV coatings and inks
Lapolla Industries (OTCQX:LPAD)Icynene (FFL Partners)Spray polyurethane foam insulation for construction
Vantage Specialty Chemicals (Jordan Company)H.I.G. CapitalNaturally-derived ingredients for personal care, food, consumer, and industrial
Environmental Operating SolutionsXPV Water PartnersGreen chemicals and technical services for biological contaminant removal in water and wastewater treatment
Dunn-Edwards PaintsNippon Paint (TSE:4612)Architectural, industrial, and high performance paints
Arkema’s (ENXTPA:AKE) Activated Carbon & Filter Aid business Calgon Carbon (NYSE:CCC)Activated carbon, regeneration, diatomaceous earth, and perlite for food & beverage and industrial purification
Elevance Renewable Sciences’ (TPG) NatureWax businessCargillNatural, vegetable-based wax blends for consumer
PlayPower (Apollo)LittlejohnPlay, sport, and recreational facilities and equipment
Vita Group’s (TPG) CIL businessRoyal Adhesives & Sealants (Arsenal Capital Partners)High performance bonding adhesives for auto and industrial
Industrial Safety Technologies (Battery Ventures)Tyco (NYSE:TYC)Gas and flame detection products for energy and industrial
Alco Industries / Miller Chemical & FertilizerDunes Point CapitalNaturally-derived crop protection and nutritional agrochemical products
United Initiators and a minority stake in Sweet Ovations (Speyside Equity)Vision CapitalOrganic peroxides and persulfates for polymers; custom-formulated food ingredients
Momentive’s (Apollo) North American Coating & Composite Resins businessInvestindustrialAlkyd and unsaturated polyester resins for coatings and composites
Liquamelt (Metalmark Capital)H.B. Fuller (NYSE:FUL)Naturally-derived adhesive system for packaging
Momentive’s (Apollo) Global Ink & Adhesive Resins businessHarima ChemicalsNaturally-derived resins and additives for graphic arts, adhesives, aroma chemicals, synthetic rubber, and specialty coatings
Arch Chemicals’ (NYSE:ARJ) Industrial Wood Coatings businessSherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW)Polyurethane, water, and UV coatings for industrial wood
GenTek (NASDAQ:GETI) American SecuritiesWater treatment chemicals, sulfuric acid regeneration, pharma ingredients, and high purity electronic chemicals

Blue text denotes client of Managing Director, James Holmes in transaction closed prior to joining FMI Capital Advisors

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