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Manufacturing

Jordan-Backed Vantage Specialty Chemicals Adds to Food Ingredients Business with Mallet Acquisition


ConAgra, Platinum Equity, Givaudan and Highlander top the list of recent food ingredients dealmakers

The Weekly Wrap: Danone, Gores, PKG


Danone acquires WhiteWave; Gores invests in Twinkies; PKG purchases TimBar

PKG Buys Competitor TimBar to Boost Corrugated Packaging


Recent packaging deals have come from Wind Point, Bemis, CCL Industries and Quad-C

British Melrose Buys U.S. Fan Maker Nortek in First Major U.K. Purchase Since Brexit


Melrose is betting a strengthening of the U.S. economy will boost the construction sector, helping Nortek’s sales of kitchen range hoods, AC and home-security systems

Agco Expands in Europe with PE-Backed Grain Equipment Maker


Lariat Partners and Advent International also made agriculture-related investments

Altus Capital-Backed Prism Plastics Acquires Tech Molded Plastics


Deal follows related purchases by Arsenal Capital, Maroon Group and Turnspire Capital

Liberty Hall Backs J&M Machines, as Aerospace Deals Soar


The PE firm recently invested in Bromford Industries and AIM Aerospace

Kion Gets Warehouse Robotics with Dematic Deal


Arlington Capital, Auris Surgical and Lincolin Electric have made acquisitions in the sector

BASF Joins Chemical Deal Rush, Buys Albemarle Unit


The purchase comes after Evonik agreed to buy Air Products’ chemicals division; Dow Chemical and Dupont have plans to merge

Westlake Chemical Wins Takeover Battle for Vinyl Maker Axiall


Dupont and Dow Chemical have agreed to merge and China National reached a deal for Syngenta

Turnspire Capital Buys United Plastics, Plans to Grow Target Through Deals


Other related purchases have from Arsenal and Maroon Group

Dover to Expand Fuel Pump Payment Services with Wayne Acquisition


Deal follows acquisitions of Fairbanks Environmental and Tokheim Group fueling businesses

PPG Adds MetoKote, as M&A in Coatings Business Heats Up


Deal follows announced acquisitions of additives companies by Evonik Industries and Maroon Group

Rugby Architectural Buys Lumber Producer, Leveraging Soaring New Home Sales


Backed by Leading Ridge Capital, Rugby picks up Albuquerque Hardwood Lumber

Short-Term Future Not So Bright for Manufacturing


Tightening credit, volatile energy prices, and uncertainty about the November elections, continue to hamper M&A expectations

Auto Supplier Grakon, Backed by IGP, Acquires Hamsar Diversco


Deal follows acquisitions from Rotunda Capital, Trivest Partners, Highland Partners and Roark Capital

Rotunda Capital-Backed Discount Ramps Buys Competitor


Compass Automotive, Eagle One and Driven Performance are other recent targets in the car industry

Germany’s Evonik Snags Coatings Business from Air Products, as Specialty Chemical M&A Thrives


Other recent purchases include Rentech Nitrogen, U.S. Chemicals and Viakem

Maroon Group Grows Through M&A, Purchases U.S. Chemicals


The buyer previously acquired CNX Distribution and D.B. Becker

Wind Point and TPG-Backed Novolex Makes Another Add-On in Heritage Bag


Other packaging deals have come from Bemis, CCL Industries and Charter Nex

Z Capital Follows Up Restaurant Deal with Home Furnishings Maker Twin-Star International


The target owns a wide variety of brands, including fireplaces by Duraflame and home entertainment components by Bell’O

Lanxess Adds Chemours’ Oxone and Virkon S Pool Disinfectant Brands


Chemical makers prove attractive targets, with buyers including Advent, FMC and WL Ross

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