U-POL Is Acquired By Axalta

Industrial

U-POL, a portfolio oompany of Graphite, acquisition by Axalta


Summary

U-POL Holdings Limited (“U-POL” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Graphite Capital (“Graphite”), has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Axalta Coatings Systems (“Axalta”) for a consideration of £428 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021, subject to clearance under applicable antitrust law and other customary closing requirements.

Baird served as a exclusive financial advisor to U-POL Holdings Limited on this transaction.

About

U-POL is a leading manufacturer of repair and refinish coatings used primarily for automotive refinish and other protective applications. The Company manufactures products in two segments: (1) automotive refinish products that include fillers, putties, coatings, aerosols and related accessories and (2) tough protective coatings for a range of applications including pick-up truck bedliners. U-POL is headquartered in Wellingborough in the United Kingdom and sells its products in over 100 countries.

Graphite is a specialist provider of private equity finance to mid-market companies. Graphite focuses on management buy-outs and also invests in development capital opportunities. It backs companies with enterprise values of £30 million to £175 million. Graphite is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Axalta is a global leader in the coatings industry, providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable coatings solutions. From light vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, building facades and other industrial applications, Axalta’s coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enhance durability. Axalta is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Industrial

U-POL, a portfolio oompany of Graphite, acquisition by Axalta

Date
July 2021
Company
U-POL Holdings Limited
Transaction
M&A - Sellside
Sectors
Industrial
Verticals
Speciality Materials & Chemicals
Vehicle Supply
Water & Filtration
Target Location
Europe
Acquiror Location
North America

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