Chemicals

Aurora Capital Group acquires DuBois Chemicals

Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has acquired DuBois Chemicals, a provider of chemical solutions and services, from The Riverside Company. 

Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

DuBois offers a broad range of customised chemical solutions which reduce downtime, minimise defects, extend equipment life and generate high return on investment for customers in mission-critical applications. 

DuBois serves customers across a broad array of industries, including the industrial, transportation, pulp and paper and water markets.

Mark D Rosenbaum, partner of Aurora, says: "We look forward to working closely with Jeff Welsh and DuBois' management team to build the company and help DuBois achieve its business objectives. With opportunities to accelerate expansion and product innovation in the specialty chemical solutions and services market, DuBois has a promising growth trajectory and is well-positioned to offer value-added solutions and services to customers throughout North America and abroad."

Jeff Welsh, chief executive officer and president of DuBois, says: "Aurora is the right partner for DuBois as we enter the next phase of our company's growth and we look forward to working with them to achieve our future goals. I believe that with the continued leadership of our experienced management team, the dedication of our hard-working employees and the operational and financial expertise of our new owners, DuBois will continue to meet the critical needs of our regional, national and international customers and provide them with superior quality, environmentally responsible and cost-effective products for many years to come."

GE Capital, BMO Harris Bank and KeyBanc Capital Markets provided senior debt financing, and Northwestern Mutual provided subordinated debt financing for the transaction. BMO Capital Markets and KeyBanc Capital Markets acted as co-acquisition advisers to Aurora, and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher acted as legal adviser to Aurora.

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