Shoreline Equity Partners LLC, a lower middle-market private equity firm, has partnered with C&S Chemicals Inc., a water treatment and animal health chemicals company.

Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Marietta, Ga., C&S Chemicals boasts 90 employees across eight facilities with customers located throughout the southeast. With the partnership, C&S Chemicals looks to execute its growth plan through organic initiatives and acquisitions. It provides the company with the acquisition experience and access to capital needed to partner with other chemical services providers across the U.S.

“We are very excited to partner with Shoreline to execute on our growth strategy while remaining committed to delivering high-quality products and services to our customers,” states Rob Chandler, president and vice president of finance and resources with C&S Chemicals. “Our partnership with Shoreline will give us the resources to take the next step at C&S and to further expand our reach.”

Senior financing for the transaction was provided by NXT Capital and Apogem Capital. Croft & Bender represented C&S Chemicals in the transaction.