PPG Completes Acquisition of Specialty Coatings Supplier The Homax Group From Olympus Partners, Expands architectural coatings product portfolio
July 2, 2014, PITTSBURGH, PA — PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced that its North American architectural coatings business has completed its acquisition of The Homax Group, Inc., a supplier of decorative wall and ceiling texture repair products, from Olympus Partners. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Homax is the industry’s leading supplier of decorative aerosol drywall and ceiling texturing applications utilized primarily for home repair. In addition, it supplies various epoxy finishes, patching, caulking and mesh tape repair products, and other painting tools and accessories. The company’s products are sold through major home improvement centers, hardware stores and paint suppliers.
PPG Architectural Coatings is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings and products. The business produces paints, stains and specialty coatings and products marketed under well-recognized lines such as FLOOD®, GLIDDEN®, LIQUID NAILS®, MANOR HALL®, OLYMPIC®, PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS®, PPG PORTER PAINTS®, PPG Paints and SIKKENS® brands. Its distribution network includes more than 900 company-owned stores, more than 5,000 independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers.
About Olympus Partners Founded in 1988, Olympus Partners is a private equity firm focused on providing equity capital for middle market management buyouts and for companies needing capital for expansion. Olympus is an active, long-term investor across a broad range of industries, including consumer products, business services, restaurants, healthcare, and financial services. Olympus manages in excess of $5 billion on behalf of corporate pension funds, endowment funds and state-sponsored retirement programs.
Sawaya Segalas & Co., LLC, a leading consumer investment banking firm, acted as exclusive financial adviser to The Homax Group, Inc. in connection with the transaction with PPG Industries.
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