Close Brothers Group Acquirers Sequa

Scott-Macon's Chemicals Group provides Merger and Acquisition Services.

September 2008

SequaSequa, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, sold Warwick to Close Brothers Group.

At the time of acquisition, Warwick consisted of two separate businesses, a specialty chemical manufacturer and a broad network of niche chemical distributors based across Europe and Asia.

Close Brothers Private Equity backed the management buyout of chemicals business Warwick International from U.S. parent Sequa Corporation, owned by The Carlyle Group.

About Sequa

Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company that produces a broad range of aerospace products, printing and other industrial machinery, metal coatings, and specialty chemicals. Under its previous names General Printing Ink Corp. and Sun Chemical Corp., Sequa was the world’s leading producer of printing inks and organic pigments before its graphic arts unit was sold in 1986 and aerospace became the company’s chief field of operations.

About Scott-Macon’s Chemical & Related Industries Group and M&A Services

With more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry, Scott-Macon’s chemicals professionals have held senior management positions in the chemical industry and possess significant chemicals investment banking experience from serving a wide range of clients in the industry. Transaction experience has included both corporate advisory assignments in chemical M&A, valuations, and strategic advisory as well as capital markets assignments in both the public and private markets.

In addition to the outright sale of a company or business unit, Scott-Macon’s professionals have experience in a wide range of shareholder and liquidity-driven transactions. Scott-Macon professionals have significant experience assisting clients in acquiring businesses, either as stand-alone acquisitions or for integration into existing client operations. Our clients have ranged from large global corporations looking to expand their existing operations to private equity funds seeking to build a new or existing portfolio investment.