M&A Deal Summary

Wynnchurch Capital Acquires Reagent

On May 3, 2024, private equity firm Wynnchurch Capital acquired chemicals company Reagent

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Wynnchurch Capital’s 2nd transaction in the Chemicals sector.
  • This is Wynnchurch Capital’s 55th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Wynnchurch Capital’s 2nd transaction in New Jersey.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2024-05-03
Target Reagent
Sector Chemicals
Buyer(s) Wynnchurch Capital
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Advisor(s) McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP (Legal)

Target

Reagent

Ringoes, New Jersey, United States
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Reagent is a manufacturer and distributor of hydrochloric acid. HCl is predominantly produced as a byproduct of other chemical manufacturing processes. Reagent’s suppliers (i.e., chemical producers) sell HCl to Reagent who distributes the HCl to a diversified base of customers across a variety of industrial end markets. To deliver on its value proposition to suppliers and customers, Reagent leverages its industry-leading, national infrastructure network comprised of specialized terminals, railcars, trailers, storage tanks, and pipelines, along with unique logistics capabilities and a track record of reliability, safety, and customer service. Reagent was founded in 1959 and is based in Ringoes, New Jersey.

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Buyer

Wynnchurch Capital

Rosemont, Illinois, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1999
PE ASSETS 9.2B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Wynnchurch Capital is a private equity firm focused on middle-market company investments in the US and Canada. Wynnchurch looks to commit $50 to $750 million of equity per platform. Sectors of interest include manufacturing, business services, logistics, energy and power services, and value-added distribution. Prospective transaction types include management buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate carve-outs, restructurings, turnarounds and growth capital situations. Wynnchurch Capital was formed in 1999 and is based in Rosemont, Illinois.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 67 of 67
Sector (Chemicals) 2 of 2
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 23 of 23
State (New Jersey) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 55 of 55
Year (2024) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2024-04-16 Handgards

El Paso, Texas, United States

Handgards manufactures and supplies high-quality food service disposable products, including gloves, bags, protective apparel, and flexible packaging. Handgards’ products are sold throughout North America to an extensive base of broad-line distributors, group purchasing organizations (“GPOs”), and national foodservice accounts. Handgards was founded in 1959 and is based in El Paso, Texas.

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