Valence Advises Arkema on Acquisition of ArrMaz from Golden Gate

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

About Arkema

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.

Contacts

The Valence Group
Paul Lakind, 212-847-7339
plakind@valencegroup.com