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OpenGate Capital acquires specialty solvent and chemical distribution business Chemisphere Corp

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital has acquired Chemisphere Corp (Chemisphere), a specialty solvent blender and chemical distributor.

Chemisphere was acquired from its founder, Bob Schwent, and is a highly complementary business to Chemsolv, acquired by OpenGate Capital earlier this month. Combined, the two businesses form a strong platform, poised for organic growth and future add-on acquisitions. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.
The combination of Chemisphere with Chemsolv creates a diversified platform spanning the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic region of the US, with a balanced product offering of blended and non-blended chemicals, and a diversified customer base covering a variety of end-markets including construction, transportation, printing, personal care, automotive, industrial, food and beverage, lawn and garden, and other sectors.

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