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Arsenal Makes Another Acquisition

Arsenal’s Applied Adhesives Acquires American Chemical
MINNETONKA, Minn., October 12, 2021 — APPLIED Adhesives, a premier custom adhesive solutions provider in North America, today announced the acquisition of American Chemical, a regional supplier of adhesives and sealants located in Minneapolis, MN. APPLIED’s acquisition of American Chemical serves to strengthen its commitment of providing industry leading technical expertise and exceptional service to its customers.
“American Chemical has consistently delivered innovative solutions and exceptional value to its customers, which aligns with our culture of relentless customer focus,” said John Feriancek, president and chief executive officer of APPLIED Adhesives. “We look forward to welcoming American Chemical’s customers to the APPLIED family and providing them outstanding service, support, and value.” 

For over 30 years, American Chemical has supported the needs of its customers through new product development and in-house lab services for unique applications. “I am very proud of American Chemical’s legacy of innovation and customer support,” said Dennis Werneke, former owner of American Chemical. “I’m excited that our customers will now have the opportunity to partner with APPLIED and their talented, customer-focused team of professionals. Our customers are in good hands.”

American Chemical is APPLIED Adhesives’ third acquisition in 2021 and its eighth in the last four years.

Financing & Advisors Krahn Capital Group, LLC advised American Chemical in the transaction.

About APPLIED Adhesives APPLIED Adhesives, founded in 1971, is a premier custom adhesive solutions provider for the packaging, paper converting, graphic arts, bottle labeling, product assembly, and automotive industries. The company is a value-added distributor of hot melt, water-based, and reactive adhesives as well as dispensing equipment. APPLIED Adhesives serves as a critical supply chain partner to leading adhesive manufacturers and formulators by offering reach and high service levels to an expansive customer base. For more information, please visit appliedadhesives.com.

About Krahn Capital Group, LLC Krahn Capital Group is a boutique investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and capital advisory services for privately held businesses in the lower middle market. For more information, please visit www.krahncapitalgroup.com.

About Arsenal Capital Partners Arsenal is a leading private equity firm that specializes in investments in middle-market industrial growth and healthcare companies. Since its inception in 2000, Arsenal has raised institutional equity investment funds of $5.3 billion, has completed more than 200 platform and add-on investments, and achieved more than 30 realizations. Arsenal invests in industry sectors in which the firm has significant prior knowledge and experience. The firm works with management teams to build strategically important companies with leading market positions, high growth, and high value-add. Visit www.arsenalcapital.com.