Investing Activity

Industrials

We are actively seeking investments in variety of sectors, including energy, aerospace, chemicals, building products, distribution, industrial technology, healthcare manufacturing and packaging. Our philosophy is to buy competitively differentiated market leaders and aggressively grow their earnings by prioritizing innovation and capital allocation.

“Our partnership with Golden Gate Capital has been entirely transformative for US Silica. Since their initial investment in 2008, the Golden Gate team has consistently demonstrated outstanding strategic and industry-specific expertise. Their unique fund structure enabled us to pursue important long-term growth investments that otherwise would have been unavailable. The results have been amazing. I simply cannot imagine a better partner.”

– Bryan Shinn, President and CEO, U.S. Silica (fully realized investment as of December 2013)

ANGUS

ANGUS is the world’s only company dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of nitroalkanes and their derivatives, which are extremely versatile additives and intermediates that help customers to enhance their products’ performance.  Industries successfully using ANGUS’ nitroalkanes and their derivatives include paints and coatings, life sciences and biopharma, metalworking, personal care, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, oil & gas and many others. ANGUS is headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

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ArrMaz

ArrMaz is a privately held specialty chemical manufacturer, headquartered in Mulberry, Florida. From its inception in 1967, uncovering specific needs and delivering effective solutions that create customer value have been the company’s core philosophies.  With its roots in Florida phosphate, ArrMaz has now grown to be a global leader in supplying the fertilizer, mining, asphalt, construction, industrial minerals and water treatment market segments, doing business in over 70 countries.

www.arrmaz.com

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Atrium

Atrium

Established in 1948, Atrium Companies, Inc. is the leading residential vinyl and aluminum window manufacturer in North America. The company has a nationwide manufacturing footprint and distributes its products to the new construction and repair and replacement markets in all 50 states and Canada. Atrium is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

www.atrium.com

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Atrium

Canada Fluorspar

Canada Fluorspar is a mining company that owns fluorspar reserves and brownfield production assets in Newfoundland, Canada. Fluorspar is the source of fluorine, a key input in the production of aluminum, steel and fluorochemicals like refrigerants and Teflon. CFI’s high quality reserves are uniquely positioned to address the opportunities created by evolving global supply dynamics. Canada Flourspar is headquarted in St. John’s, Newfoundland

 

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Cole-Parmer

Cole-Parmer is a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of specialty lab equipment, with particular expertise in fluid handling and test & measurement. The Company sells products and services to a global network of over 120,000 laboratory managers, scientists, and independent dealers across a wide range of end market applications in healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical, environmental, and other general industrial markets. Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Cole-Parmer has approximately 775 employees across nine locations in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Ep Minerals

EP Minerals

EP Minerals is a worldwide leader in diatomaceous earth and perlite filter aids, functional additives and absorbents, based in Reno, NV. It operates mines and processing plants in Nevada and Oregon and has sales offices on five continents. With more than 2,000 customers in nearly 100 countries, the company serves over 60 end markets including food and beverage, water treatment, coatings, plastics, catalysts, chemicals, biofuels and agriculture.

www.epminerals.com

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GOLDEN GATE CAPITAL ACQUIRES TRONAIR

GOLDEN GATE CAPITAL ACQUIRES TRONAIR

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and HOLLAND, OH – Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, today announced that it has acquired Tronair Parent, Inc. (“Tronair” or “the Company”) from Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Tronair will remain headquartered in Holland, Ohio and will continue to be led by its current senior management team, including President and CEO Harley Kaplan. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1971, Tronair is the global leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of ground support equipment (“GSE”) for business, commercial and military aircraft. Tronair’s diverse and unparalleled range of high quality GSE product lines – comprised of over 1,000 SKUs – are used by over 300 unique aircraft platforms. Tronair is the market leader in its core products and market segments, serving leading aircraft OEMs such as Bombardier, Gulfstream, Embraer, Boeing and Airbus; fixed based operators; maintenance and repair providers; corporate hangars; commercial airlines; defense contractors; and military airbases around the world.

“Tronair has successfully differentiated itself through best-in-class engineering capabilities and a collaborative customer approach, resulting in innovative solutions that support safe and efficient aircraft ground operations. We are excited to partner with Tronair management as the Company continues to execute on its strategy to build the industry’s leading ground support equipment platform,” said Rajeev Amara, Managing Director at Golden Gate Capital. “Our investment in Tronair demonstrates our commitment to partnering with high quality aerospace and capital equipment businesses to turbocharge their growth and enhance their strategic relevance.”

Harley Kaplan, Tronair’s President and CEO, commented, “We look forward to working with Golden Gate Capital to continue our positive momentum in the marketplace – driving growth throughout our product portfolio by continuing to deliver value for our customers. With Golden Gate Capital’s operational expertise and financial support, we will be well-positioned to bolster our market leading position while continuing to deliver the high quality, innovative products and leading customer service for which we are known.”

Houlihan Lokey served as financial advisor to Golden Gate Capital in connection with the acquisition.

About Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $15 billion of capital under management. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types, including going-privates, corporate divestitures, and recapitalizations, as well as debt and public equity investments. Other notable industrials investments sponsored by Golden Gate Capital include US Silica, EP Minerals, ArrMaz, Humanetics Innovative Solutions, Springs Window Fashions, ANGUS Chemical Company and Atrium Windows. For more information, visit www.goldengatecap.com.

About Tronair
Tronair, based in Holland, Ohio, is the global leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of ground support equipment (“GSE”) for business, commercial and military aircraft. Tronair’s broad and innovative product line of GSE, comprised of over 1,500 products, is used by over 350 unique aircraft platforms. Tronair is the market leader in its core products and market segments, serving leading aircraft OEMs (e.g., Bombardier, Gulfstream, Embraer, Boeing and Airbus), fixed based operators, maintenance and repair providers, corporate hangars, commercial airlines, defense contractors and military airbases around the world.

Media Contacts

For Golden Gate Capital:
Jenny Gore / Alyssa Linn
(312) 895-4700 / (310) 201-2040

For Tronair:
Josh Green
(419) 724-5710

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Hillstone Environmental Partners

Hillstone Environmental Partners is a company focused on water infrastructure solutions for the oil and gas industry. The company concentrates on developing, owning and operating assets related to the delivery, transportation, treatment, recycling and disposal of water throughout U.S. shale basins. Hillstone is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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Hillstone Environmental Partners

Humanetics

Humanetics is a leading global provider of mission-critical safety test and measurement instrumentation solutions. The company manufactures and sells a range of biofidelic Anthropomorphic Test Devices (“ATDs”, more commonly known as crash test dummies), as well as related parts and services, primarily into the automotive safety end market. Additionally, through its HITEC brand, the company leverages its intellectual property and manufacturing expertise to sell industrial sensors into various other end markets, including oil and gas, medical technology, and aerospace. Humanetics is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan.

www.humaneticsatd.com

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PetroChoice

PetroChoice is a leading distributor of consumable lubricants to the passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle, and industrial markets in the U.S. Through its scale and leading expertise in specialized advanced lubrication solutions, the company provides customers with enhanced productivity and increased profitability. PetroChoice, which is headquartered in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, serves over 16,000 customers across 23 states.

www.petrochoice.com

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Springs Window Fashions

Springs Window Fashions is a leading provider of custom, made-to-order window covering products, including blinds, shades, shutters, and drapes. Springs manufactures and sells custom and stock window coverings and drapery hardware to retail and commercial customers, as well as independent designers, franchisors and decorators. The company was founded in 1939 and has over 4,800 employees across nine facilities throughout North America.

http://www.springswindowfashions.com

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Springs Window Fashions

Tronair

Tronair is a global leader in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of ground support equipment (GSE) and aftermarket replacement parts for the business jet, commercial, and military aviation end markets. The company’s broad portfolio of mission critical GSE is relied upon worldwide by aircraft OEMs, aircraft owners, fixed base operators, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul organizations. Tronair was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Holland, Ohio

https://www.tronair.com/

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West Branch Holdings

West Branch Holdings is a holding company of short line railroad and railroad service assets. The company was established in 2015 with the acquisition of the Delta Southern Railroad, a short line railroad serving chemicals, aggregates and agriculture operations out of Monroe and Tallulah, Louisiana.

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West Branch Holdings

ANGUS

ANGUS is the world’s only company dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of nitroalkanes and their derivatives, which are extremely versatile additives and intermediates that help customers to enhance their products’ performance.  Industries successfully using ANGUS’ nitroalkanes and their derivatives include paints and coatings, life sciences and biopharma, metalworking, personal care, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, oil & gas and many others. ANGUS is headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

www.angus.com

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ANGUS

ArrMaz

ArrMaz is a privately held specialty chemical manufacturer, headquartered in Mulberry, Florida. From its inception in 1967, uncovering specific needs and delivering effective solutions that create customer value have been the company’s core philosophies.  With its roots in Florida phosphate, ArrMaz has now grown to be a global leader in supplying the fertilizer, mining, asphalt, construction, industrial minerals and water treatment market segments, doing business in over 70 countries.

www.arrmaz.com

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Atrium

Atrium

Established in 1948, Atrium Companies, Inc. is the leading residential vinyl and aluminum window manufacturer in North America. The company has a nationwide manufacturing footprint and distributes its products to the new construction and repair and replacement markets in all 50 states and Canada. Atrium is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

www.atrium.com

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Atrium

Canada Fluorspar

Canada Fluorspar is a mining company that owns fluorspar reserves and brownfield production assets in Newfoundland, Canada. Fluorspar is the source of fluorine, a key input in the production of aluminum, steel and fluorochemicals like refrigerants and Teflon. CFI’s high quality reserves are uniquely positioned to address the opportunities created by evolving global supply dynamics. Canada Flourspar is headquarted in St. John’s, Newfoundland

 

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Cole-Parmer

Cole-Parmer is a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of specialty lab equipment, with particular expertise in fluid handling and test & measurement. The Company sells products and services to a global network of over 120,000 laboratory managers, scientists, and independent dealers across a wide range of end market applications in healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical, environmental, and other general industrial markets. Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Cole-Parmer has approximately 775 employees across nine locations in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Ep Minerals

EP Minerals

EP Minerals is a worldwide leader in diatomaceous earth and perlite filter aids, functional additives and absorbents, based in Reno, NV. It operates mines and processing plants in Nevada and Oregon and has sales offices on five continents. With more than 2,000 customers in nearly 100 countries, the company serves over 60 end markets including food and beverage, water treatment, coatings, plastics, catalysts, chemicals, biofuels and agriculture.

www.epminerals.com

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EP Minerals

Hillstone Environmental Partners

Hillstone Environmental Partners is a company focused on water infrastructure solutions for the oil and gas industry. The company concentrates on developing, owning and operating assets related to the delivery, transportation, treatment, recycling and disposal of water throughout U.S. shale basins. Hillstone is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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Hillstone Environmental Partners

Humanetics

Humanetics is a leading global provider of mission-critical safety test and measurement instrumentation solutions. The company manufactures and sells a range of biofidelic Anthropomorphic Test Devices (“ATDs”, more commonly known as crash test dummies), as well as related parts and services, primarily into the automotive safety end market. Additionally, through its HITEC brand, the company leverages its intellectual property and manufacturing expertise to sell industrial sensors into various other end markets, including oil and gas, medical technology, and aerospace. Humanetics is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan.

www.humaneticsatd.com

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Humanetics

PetroChoice

PetroChoice is a leading distributor of consumable lubricants to the passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle, and industrial markets in the U.S. Through its scale and leading expertise in specialized advanced lubrication solutions, the company provides customers with enhanced productivity and increased profitability. PetroChoice, which is headquartered in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, serves over 16,000 customers across 23 states.

www.petrochoice.com

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PetroChoice

Springs Window Fashions

Springs Window Fashions is a leading provider of custom, made-to-order window covering products, including blinds, shades, shutters, and drapes. Springs manufactures and sells custom and stock window coverings and drapery hardware to retail and commercial customers, as well as independent designers, franchisors and decorators. The company was founded in 1939 and has over 4,800 employees across nine facilities throughout North America.

http://www.springswindowfashions.com

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Springs Window Fashions

Tronair

Tronair is a global leader in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of ground support equipment (GSE) and aftermarket replacement parts for the business jet, commercial, and military aviation end markets. The company’s broad portfolio of mission critical GSE is relied upon worldwide by aircraft OEMs, aircraft owners, fixed base operators, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul organizations. Tronair was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Holland, Ohio

https://www.tronair.com/

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West Branch Holdings

West Branch Holdings is a holding company of short line railroad and railroad service assets. The company was established in 2015 with the acquisition of the Delta Southern Railroad, a short line railroad serving chemicals, aggregates and agriculture operations out of Monroe and Tallulah, Louisiana.

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* Realized Investments