Sale to Milacron LLC

Sale to Milacron LLC


Baird served as lead financial advisor to Mold-Masters Limited


Mold-Masters Limited (“Mold-Masters” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of 3i Group plc (LSE:III) (“3i”), was recently acquired by Milacron LLC ("Milacron"), a portfolio company of affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, for approximately CAD$975 million (USD$950 million) in cash.

Mold-Masters is a premier industrial technology platform, providing precision process control systems that enhance the efficiency of the plastics manufacturing process and quality of plastic products worldwide. The Company’s comprehensive line of plastic delivery and control systems, known as hot runners, serve as the enabling technology for highly engineered injection molded applications. Mold-Masters is a leading global hot runner manufacturer and serves a diverse range of end markets, which include packaging and closures, electronics, global vehicle, consumer, medical and PET preform markets. The Company has manufacturing, R&D capabilities and customer reach throughout the globe, with over 1,600 employees worldwide and sales and support in 70 countries. Mold-Masters is headquartered in Georgetown, Ontario Canada.

3i, founded in 1945, is an international investor focused on mid-market private equity, infrastructure and debt management across Europe, Asia and the Americas. 3i invests across a wide range of sectors, with specialist teams in Industrial, Business Services, Healthcare and Consumer. 3i is headquartered in London, England.

Milacron provides advanced plastics processing technologies and metalworking fluids to diverse customers worldwide. It is the only full-line global manufacturer across the plastics industry’s three primary machinery applications: injection molding, extrusion and blow-molding. Milacron serves a wide range of end markets through its plastics processing platform, including packaging, global vehicle and other niche industrial markets. Its metalworking fluids are the premier choice in automotive, aerospace and industrial metalworking applications. Founded in 2009 and based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Milacron LLC has approximately 2,500 employees at over 40 locations worldwide.

CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC is a global private equity firm specializing in buyout and growth equity investments in the U.S. and Europe in four targeted industries; Consumer/Retail, Industrial, Energy and Healthcare. CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Chris McMahon (312) 609-4983
Trish Hansen (414) 765-3521
Les Cheek (617) 426-5789
Mike Lindemann (414) 298-7408
Joachim Beickler +49 691 301 4951
Anthony Siu +86 (21) 618 209 80
Sale to Milacron LLC
March 2013
Mold-Masters Limited
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America