"We are excited to partner with Charles to build a leading company in the specialty chemicals, materials and ingredients industry," said GTCR Managing Director, Dean Mihas. "Charles' broad industry experience, strong strategic vision and exceptional track record of creating value via organic and inorganic growth make him an ideal partner."
"I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with GTCR to build Ceba-Tech into an industry leader in the specialty chemicals space," said Mr. Nicolais. "The firm has a long history of backing experienced CEOs and providing them with the resources and support to build successful companies through both organic growth and acquisitions. The firm has invested significant resources into the specialty chemicals industry over the past several years, and I look forward to working with GTCR to create a market-leading platform in the space."
"Charles has an outstanding track record of value creation, and we're excited to build a platform with him and his team in this attractive industry," added Sean Cunningham, Managing Director at GTCR. "We are actively looking for potential acquisitions, including founder-owned businesses and corporate assets, among others, and believe that our strong track record of recapitalizing and growing these companies positions us as a compelling buyer."
Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare, Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Growth Business Services industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered The Leaders Strategy™ - finding and partnering with management leaders in core domains to identify, acquire and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $12 billion in over 200 companies. For more information, please visit www.gtcr.com.
About Ceba-Tech Specialty Solutions
Ceba-Tech Specialty Solutions was formed in January 2017 as a partnership between Charles A. Nicolais and GTCR. Ceba-Tech's mission is to build a leading company in the specialty chemicals, materials and ingredients industry by acquiring outstanding businesses in these areas. For more information about Ceba-Tech Specialty Solutions, please contact (312) 953-3305.
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