KIK Custom Products Completes Acquisition of NC Brands
February 14, 2019 – Lawrenceville, GA and Norwalk, CT – KIK Custom Products Inc. (“KIK”), the parent company of Bio-Lab, Inc. (“BioLab”), has completed the acquisition of NC Brands L.P. (“NC Brands”), a leading provider of specialty chemicals and related products for recreational pools and spas in North America and a pioneer in using naturally-based enzyme technology in pool and spa water care.
The combination of NC Brands with BioLab provides a special opportunity to build upon the successes of our businesses and long history in water care, to bring a complete range of products to more pool and spa owners and users.
“The acquisition of NC Brands reflects our commitment to growing our pool business and adding to our portfolio of leading brands” said Jon Viner, President of BioLab. “We will benefit from NC Brands’ exceptional market recognition in the specialty chemicals category, strong customer relationships, innovative and unique technology, and niche product mix, which are complementary to BioLab’s existing portfolio. We are very excited to welcome NC Brands to the BioLab team, and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead for the combined business, our customers, partners and the end consumers that we serve.”
Mark Munford, CEO of NC Brands, said “Our mission over the last 30 years was to create and deliver exceptional products to improve the swimming pool experience. The addition of our successful specialty chemical product lines to BioLab’s scale and reach will enable our brands to continue growing and bring our unique products to a wider audience.”
William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to NC Brands, and Sawaya Partners advised KIK Custom Products on the transaction.