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Specialty Industrials


In Specialty Industrials, Arsenal is committed to building market-leading platforms that provide solutions engineered to meet the growing demand for improved functionality, efficiency, and performance of end products. Arsenal believes that innovation in chemistry and product engineering is integral not only to improving performance and value in product use, but also to improvements in health, safety, and sustainability. The growing demand for innovation across large end markets – including aerospace, building and construction, electronics, consumer products, food and beverage, and healthcare – provides significant opportunity to build solutions-oriented businesses that create value for customers, suppliers, employees, our investors, and society.

Targeted Areas of Focus

Arsenal concentrates its Specialty Industrials investments in two specific segments: specialty chemicals and specialty materials.

Arsenal invests in businesses that create differentiated solutions in end markets where its team has deep technical and operating experience as well as unique perspectives on markets and technologies. 

    Examples of markets of focus are:

    • Adhesives, sealants and elastomers
    • Coatings and additives
    • Polymer additives and fine chemicals
    • Polyurethane systems and additives
    • Packaging and polymer processing
    • Functional food ingredients and additives
    • Rubber additives

      Arsenal Specialty Industrials
      Strategic Company Building

      Arsenal’s team is composed of industry leaders with significant strategic and technology expertise, operating professionals, and experienced investors. Arsenal industry professionals have experience as leaders of a diverse group of businesses, ranging from privately-held specialty chemical companies to multinational public chemical manufacturers. The broad network and deep industry experience of Arsenal’s team contribute to effectively partnering and unlocking value for portfolio companies. These capabilities enable companies and their management teams to create significant value. 

      In Specialty Industrials, Arsenal has invested in more than 20 platform companies and assisted its portfolio companies in executing over 50 add-on acquisitions to date. Arsenal’s successful track record of building and scaling businesses results from our collaboration with management teams to broaden technology and product offerings, invest in innovation and differentiation, and expand into new end markets and geographies, all of which can improve the competitive positioning of portfolio companies. Arsenal can also assist with enhancing quality and productivity, attracting leading talent, and improving cash conversion.