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“CenterOak demonstrated their hard work ethic and desire to work alongside
the management team from the very beginning of the process.”

— AAKASH SHAH, CEO OF AAKASH CHEMICALS

Aakash Chemicals

Aakash Chemicals

Headquarters

Glendale Heights, IL

Sector

Industrial Growth

Transaction Type

Family Owned

Status

Active

Description

Leading virtual manufacturer and distributor of colorants, additives and related specialty chemicals. The company provides solutions across multiple consumer and industrial end markets including personal care, food & beverage, packaging, plastics, coatings and seed treatments.

Value Creation Opportunity

  • Completed strategic acquisitions in the fragmented specialty chemical distribution industry to extend the product line in high-value categories and to increase exposure to consumer markets
  • Added technical sales resources to drive growth in key end markets
  • Increased capacity to support the future growth of high margin pigment dispersion product line
  • Implemented a common ERP system across various business segments
  • Built out management infrastructure to accommodate a much larger enterprise

Add-on Criteria

Actively seeking to acquire leading suppliers of technical, high-value colorants, dyes and related specialty chemicals.