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American Securities to Acquire Royal Adhesives and Sealants from Arsenal Capital Partners

New York, NY, April 27, 2015 – American Securities LLC and Arsenal Capital Partners today announced that American Securities has partnered with management and signed a definitive agreement to acquire Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC (“Royal” or the “Company”), a leading producer of proprietary, high-performance adhesives and sealants, from Arsenal Capital Partners. The transaction is expected to close in June of 2015 and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, Royal offers a broad range of specialty formulated products designed to solve complex bonding, laminating and sealing applications across a diverse range of markets, including aerospace and defense, construction, specialty packaging, automotive, and industrial. The Company utilizes a variety of chemistries to offer customized epoxy, solvent-based, and water-based products to meet the most demanding adhesive and sealant applications.

Ted Clark, President and CEO of Royal Adhesives & Sealants, said, “We are excited to partner with American Securities because they are ideally positioned to support our next phase of growth and development. American Securities has significant experience in the specialty chemical sector and a broad and experienced team upon which we can draw. We look forward to working with them as we continue to focus on providing adhesive and sealant application solutions that create value for our global customers.”

Scott M. Wolff, Managing Director at American Securities, commented, “We believe that the Company’s commitment to product innovation, combined with its experienced and customer-focused management team, positions Royal for a strong future. We look forward to bringing our resources to bear to support Ted and his team for Royal’s continued success.”

John Televantos, a Partner who co-heads Arsenal’s Specialty Industrials practice, said, “We are proud of the transformation of Royal over the last four years from a small regional adhesives and sealants company to a leading global player. Through an ambitious organic growth strategy and the completion of eight strategic acquisitions, the Company has become a leading global producer of adhesives and sealants with broad technologies serving high growth end markets. We have been very pleased with our partnership with Ted Clark and his management team to create a market leader.”

About Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC
Royal is a leading producer of proprietary, high-performance adhesives and sealants. Headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, Royal offers a broad range of specialty formulated products designed to solve complex bonding, laminating and sealing applications across a diverse range of markets including aerospace and defense, construction, specialty packaging, automotive and industrial. The Company offers a broad spectrum of customized thermosetting epoxy and urethane, solvent-based, and water-based technologies to meet the most demanding adhesive and sealant applications. For additional information on Royal, please visit www.royaladhesives.com.

About American Securities LLC
Based in New York with an office in Shanghai, American Securities is a leading U.S. private equity firm that invests in market-leading North American companies with annual revenues generally ranging from $200 million to $2 billion and/or $50 million to $200 million of EBITDA. American Securities and its affiliates have approximately $15 billion under management.
www.american-securities.com

About Arsenal Capital Partners
Arsenal Capital Partners is a leading New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle market healthcare and specialty industrial companies. Arsenal makes investments in sectors where the firm has significant prior knowledge and experience. Arsenal targets businesses that have the potential for further value creation by working closely with management to accelerate growth and leverage the firm’s operational improvement capabilities. Arsenal currently has $1.7 billion of committed equity capital. For additional information on Arsenal Capital Partners, please visit www.arsenalcapital.com.

Contact Information

For Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC, please contact:
Ted Clark
President and Chief Executive Officer
626-203-3745
ted.clark@rascp.com

For American Securities, please contact:
Caroline Harris-Gibson or Nick Rust
Prosek Partners
212-279-3115 x222 / 252
cgibson@prosek.com / nrust@prosek.com

For Arsenal Capital Partners, please contact:
Chris Tofalli
Chris Tofalli Public Relations, LLC
914-834-4334
chris@tofallipr.com

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