LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2018 – Aurora Capital Partners (“Aurora”), a leading middle-market private equity firm, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Inhance Technologies (“Inhance” or the “Company”), the leading global provider of fluorine-based material technologies, from Arsenal Capital Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Inhance is the world’s leading provider of post-mold fluorination solutions and the leading innovator in fluorine-based barrier enhancement and surface activation technology. The Company’s portfolio of proprietary solutions are used across a wide range of end markets to enhance its customers’ products, allowing them to perform better, last longer, and adhere to increasingly stringent regulations.
“Inhance fits seamlessly into our strategy of partnering with a market leader to support their vision and accelerate both organic and acquisition-driven growth,” said Michael Marino, a Managing Partner at Aurora. “The Company’s history of driving innovation and the commercialization of its technologies has positioned Inhance as a leader in fluorine-based material science. We look forward to partnering with Andy Thompson and the rest of the Inhance management team to accelerate investments in the Company’s technology and capitalize on the opportunities that exist across its markets.”
“We are delighted in our new partnership with Aurora and feel they are the ideal group to support Inhance at this stage in the Company’s evolution,” said Andy Thompson, President and CEO of Inhance. “Aurora’s emphasis on partnership with management and investing for growth will enable us further strengthen our position as a leader of fluorine-based material technology. It’s a very exciting time for this company.”
This transaction marks the fifth investment from Aurora Equity Partners V. It joins several recent Aurora investments whose businesses support customer trends towards environmental responsibility, including VLS Recovery, Pace Analytical Services, Restaurant Technologies, Industrial Container Services, and Anthony International.
About Aurora Capital Partners
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading private equity firm managing funds with total capital commitments of over $3 billion. Aurora focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth in partnership with management. Aurora provides a unique program for portfolio company growth and development through its Strategy & Operations Program. Aurora’s investors include leading public and corporate pension funds, endowments and foundations active in private equity investing. For more information about Aurora Capital Partners, visit: www.auroracap.com.
About Inhance Technologies
Founded in 1983, Inhance Technologies focuses on the transformation of plastics and composites for higher performance through its Fluoro-Seal Process™, Reactive Gas Technology™, and DuraBloc Process™. The company offers Barrier Technology, Surface Modification, and Performance Additives solutions that serve the crop protection, fuel systems, automotive, healthcare, consumer, and industrial markets from numerous locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and overseas. More information can be found at www.inhanceproducts.com.
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