The Valence Group Advises Golden Gate Capital on its Acquisition of ArrMaz

January 8th, 2013

The Valence Group has acted as M&A adviser to Golden Gate Capital on its acquisition of ArrMaz Custom Chemicals (“ArrMaz”) from private equity firm Snow Phipps. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

This represents the 11th M&A transaction in 2012 on which The Valence Group has advised, representing an aggregate value of $7.4 billion.

About ArrMaz Custom Chemicals

ArrMaz is the leading producer of functional additives and process aids to the fertilizer and asphalt industries, and is a significant provider of chemical products to the related minerals mining industries.  ArrMaz is headquartered in Mulberry, Florida and distributes its products in over 70 countries, with production facilities in key locations worldwide.

About Golden Gate Capital

Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with approximately $12 billion of capital under management. Other notable industrials investments sponsored by Golden Gate Capital include US Silica, EP Minerals and Atrium Windows.

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, strategic consulting and senior management within the chemicals and materials industries, all focused exclusively on providing M&A advisory services to the chemicals and materials sector. The senior members of The Valence Group have collectively more than 350 years of experience, and have advised on more than 200 transactions valued cumulatively at over $90 billion and spanning more than 80 different chemicals/materials subsectors. The firm’s offices are located in New York, London and Shanghai.