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The time for consolidation is now. Adhesive and Sealant Companies continue to buy strategic assets to develop a stronger platform of technology and increase global presence. Because the adhesive sector is growing faster than GDP and is relatively low risk, acquisitions and mergers are expected to continue as large companies look to fill gaps in technology and reach.


Key Learning Objectives

  • Review the current state of the M&A market for formulated chemicals, including adhesives and sealants
  • Provide an overview of sale process options for business owners, with a focus on private equity and strategic sales
  • Learn what to expect during a sale process (timing, due diligence considerations, common challenges)
  • Understand factors impacting the success of M&A transactions


  • Current M&A Market
  • Process Example: Acme Coatings
  • Marketing to Strategic Buyers
  • Process Considerations
  • Key Takeaways     

Expert Presenters:

Andrew Hinz
, Vice President, specializes in buy- and sell-side transactions and leveraged finance. Andy has experience in a variety of industries including chemicals, basic materials, coatings and adhesives, printing, and industrial equipment and services. Prior to joining Grace Matthews, Andy was an Equity Research Analyst with Robert W. Baird & Co. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At Baird, Andy provided investment recommendations to support institutional equity investors.

Andy holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and received a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

John L. Beagle
, Managing Director and co-founder of Grace Matthews, has consulted with clients since 1991. His clients include privately held corporations, private equity groups and large, multinational corporations. John also leads the Grace Matthews chemical practice.

Prior to Grace Matthews, John was a research engineer in Digital Equipment Corporation's Advanced Semiconductor Development group (Hudson, MA), which was subsequently acquired by Intel. John has served as a director for Northern Labs, Inc., PKWARE, Inc., the Cornell Club of Wisconsin, and the Girl Scouts of Milwaukee. He is a member of the Commercial Development and Marketing Association and the American Chemical Society, and has served as an advisor to the Czech Ore Research Institute (Prague, Czech Republic) on technology transfer issues.

John received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and his M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management, both at Cornell University.
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