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Arsenal-Backed PSG Grows Chemical Additives Unit with Tire Adhesive Maker

Arsenal has made other coating sector deals including: Burtin Polymer, Premium Spray and IPS Polymer

Southwire Acquires United Copper, Leveraging Uptick in Construction Industry

Others involved in construction-driven transactions include: United Subcontractors, PowderCoat Services, Apollo Global and Hardwoods Distribution

Pregis Wraps Up U.K. Packager Easypack Purchase, Expands Global Presence

The transaction follows deals by Bemis, Packaging Corp. and Quad-C

Golden Gate Capital Acquires Aircraft Equipment Maker Tronair

The deal follows recent purchases of aerospace suppliers by Liberty Hall, Platte River, and AEI

Graycliff Backs Sheet Metal Maker, as Demand for Industrial Parts Increases

Liberty Hall, LFM Capital and May River have previously made deals in the sector

Meridian Backs PowderCoat, Plans Substantial Growth in the Sector

Axalta, Audax and Sorenson Capital recently made similar purchases

ABC Supply Purchases Steel Frame Distributor L&W, as New Home Sales Rise

Other recent construction deals have come from Apollo, Hardwoods Distribution and Hennessy Capital

Berry Plastics Acquires Rival AEP, as Packaging M&A Holds Strong

Packaging Corp., Platinum Equity and Wind Point have also made acquisitions in the sector

Platinum Equity Buys Broadway Industrial Parts Assets to Expand Globally

Platinum recently made deals for Emerson Electric’s network power division as well as Electro Rent and JM Swank

Sorenson Backs Adhesives Manufacturer Axiom, as Coatings Deals Remain Robust

Other recent similar purchases include Fomo Products, Geeraets and MetoKote

May River Invests in Machine Parts Maker Meca, Grows Manufacturing Portfolio

Similar deals have come from Liberty Hall, Riverside and Watermill

Wind Point, Ontario Teachers Buy Aurora Plastics

Sabert, Prism Plastics and Maroon Group have also been recent acquirers in plastics M&A

Watermill Acquires Experi-Metal, Parts Maker for Auto Manufacturers

Deal follows recent purchases of automaker suppliers by Grakon, Altus Capital and LKQ

Platinum Buys Emerson’s Network Power Division, After the PE Firm invested in Artesyn

Emerson is also selling its motor and generator business to Nidec, as CEO David Farr looks to focus on more profitable assets

Axalta Adds Netherlands Distributor

The acquisition of Cromax coatings follows deals for Fomo Products and Metokote

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

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