Polymer Research Corporation acquired by GEO Specialty Chemicals

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Effective December 8, 2011 – BCMS Corporate, an international middle market M&A advisor, announces the sale of Polymer Research Corporation (PRC) to GEO Specialty Chemicals.  The transaction was led by Justin Fink from the Dallas / Fort Worth office and supported by BCMS deal team members in Dallas and New York.  BCMS represented Polymer Research as its exclusive advisor.

Polymer Research Corp., founded in 1993, specializes in organic polymers, including polydadmac and epiamine products.  The acquisition will broaden GEO’s product offering, providing GEO’s customers with chemicals that can treat larger quantities of water with lower dosages for a wider spectrum of difficult applications.

“We continue to see strong demand for niche specialty chemical manufacturers from strategic buyers buying complementary businesses to broaden their product portfolio and capitalize on synergies,” said Justin Fink.

Polymer Research Corporation will join GEO’s Water Treatment division and contribute to a significant extension of GEO’s UltraFloc product category and allow access to new markets and distribution channels. Organic polymer usage is one of the fastest growing segments in water treatment.  The acquisition of Polymer Research Corp. will drive GEO’s revenues in this sector of the market.

BCMS Corporate is a leading, independent middle market advisor with over 20 years of excellence serving clients worldwide. It is focused exclusively on the middle market, advising clients on sellside transactions, acquisitions, and private placements of debt and equity.  The firm’s unique understanding of private company owners’ objectives and issues facing private companies during the transaction process has enabled BCMS to successfully execute over 400 transactions across a diverse group of sectors.  BCMS currently employs over 200 professionals with offices in North America (New York, Dallas / Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Calgary), Africa, Europe and Asia.

About Polymer Research Corporation

Polymer Research Corporation (PRC) is rapidly becoming one of the leading manufacturers of specialty polymers used in water treatment by offering a full line of specialty chemicals. Founded in 1993, PRC is headquartered in Centreville, Mississippi. Special services include custom toll blending, private labeling and design engineering. For additional information please visit their website, www.polymerresearchcorp.com.

About GEO Specialty Chemicals

GEO Specialty Chemicals is a leading producer of naphthalene sulfonate products used as dispersants in the concrete admixture, gypsum, oilfield, ceramics and polymerization industries. GEO is a leader in clay products for oil, gas and agrochemical applications. The company is also a leading U.S. producer and marketer of aluminum sulfate and a leader in the market with ULTRAFLOC® aluminum-based flocculants and coagulants for water treatment and papermaking. For additional information visit their website, www.geosc.com.

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