Sale of NSC Minerals to Altas Partners

Sale of NSC Minerals to Altas Partners


Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to NSC Minerals


NSC Minerals, Ltd. (“NSC” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, Ltd. (“Wynnchurch”), was recently acquired by Altas Partners Inc. (“Altas”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

NSC is a market-leading supplier of industrial mineral products, specializing in bulk and packaged rock salt for highway de-icing, industrial and agricultural applications. The Company serves customers in Western Canada and the North Central United States. NSC was founded in 1988 and is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Wynnchurch is a leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch focuses on investments in niche manufacturing, business and industrial services, energy and power services, logistics, transportation and value-added distribution. Wynnchurch is based in the Chicago area with offices in Detroit, Toronto and an affiliate office in Montreal.

Altas focuses on owning high quality and hard-to-replicate businesses that have strong market positions. Altas has a longer investment horizon than traditional private equity firms and seeks to partner with like-minded management teams, founders and co-owners. Altas was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Frank Murphy (314) 445-6532
Curtis Goot (314) 445-6540
Chris Coetzee (312) 609-4913
Kjell Lundal (314) 445-6533
Chris Cooper (704) 553-6610
Sale of NSC Minerals to Altas Partners
October 2013
NSC Minerals Ltd.
Target Geography
North America
Acquiror Geography
North America