Valence Advises Arkema on Acquisition of ArrMaz from Golden Gate

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