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EverZinc completes add-on acquisition of G.H. Chemicals Ltd.

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OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced today that its portfolio company, EverZinc, a European specialty zinc chemical business, has acquired G.H. Chemicals Ltd., and Microzinc Inc., collectively referred to as “GHC”, a Canadian manufacturer and exporter of French Process zinc oxide products.

GHC produces four grades of French Process zinc oxide used for pharmaceutical and food products, as well as fertilizer and feed grades, and various grades for rubber compounding. The business was acquired from Mr. Stephan Tabah and Mr. Philippe Bailet. GHC has a team of professionals and a employee base of 58 people serving a customer base of industrial, pharmaceutical, and agriculture customers.

“The acquisition of GHC is a transformational investment for EverZinc that provides product and market expansion through world class facilities in Quebec,” said Andrew Nikou, OpenGate Capital’s Founder and CEO. “OpenGate’s strategy is to build both organic and inorganic growth for the businesses in which we invest. Earlier this year OpenGate launched OGx, a new digital optimization capability, to grow EverZinc and now GHC. Through the investment in GHC, and the OGx platform, we are confident that EverZinc’s global product offering will better serve its customers.”

Vincent Dujardin, CEO of EverZinc, stated, “We are excited to welcome GHC into the EverZinc portfolio and look forward to working together to leverage our respective products, processes, and better serve our customer bases.”

Read the article online at: https://www.worldfertilizer.com/special-reports/25012019/everzinc-completes-add-on-acquisition-of-gh-chemicals-ltd/

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