MacDermid - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview


MacDermid M&A Summary

MacDermid has acquired 2 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

MacDermid’s largest acquisition to date was in 1999, when it acquired Polyfibron Technologies for $299M. MacDermid has acquired in 2 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (50%) and manufacturing (50%).

MacDermid Ownership

Who owns MacDermid?

MacDermid is owned by Element Solutions. It was acquired on October 12, 2013.

Was MacDermid formerly PE-backed?

Yes. MacDermid was formerly owned by 2 private investors.

MacDermid Business Overview

Where is MacDermid headquartered?

MacDermid is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

What sector is MacDermid in?

MacDermid is a chemicals company.

When was MacDermid founded?

MacDermid was founded in 1922.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity2
    • M&A Buy Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

MacDermid, Inc.

1401 Blake Street,
Denver, Colorado 80202
United States,

MacDermid is a leading global provider of proprietary specialty chemicals and technical services to a wide range of diverse end use markets including electronics, metal and plastics finishing and offshore oil and gas markets. The company competes in a wide range of attractive niche markets and typically holds a #1 or #2 market position in each of its businesses.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 1 - - - - 1 2
vol $299M $299M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
All-Star Chemical - Surface Finishing & Cleaning Chemical Solutions 2024-01-04 - Divestiture
Westerville, Ohio
Polyfibron Technologies, Inc. 1999-02-18 299M USD Add-on Acquisition
Waterbury, Connecticut
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 1 (50%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (50%) 299M (100%) - -
Total 2 $299M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 2 299M - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 299M - -
Total 2 $299M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $299M
Largest Polyfibron Technologies, Inc.
$299M (1999-02-18)

M&A Connections

Acquired from
1 (50%)
1 (50%)

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