Harris Williams & Co. Advises DuBois Chemicals, Inc., a Portfolio Company of Aurora Capital Group, on its Sale to The Jordan Company, L.P.

March 16, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it advised DuBois Chemicals, Inc. (DuBois), a portfolio company of Aurora Capital Group (Aurora), on its sale to funds sponsored by The Jordan Company, L.P. (The Jordan Company). The transaction included an investment from The Riverside Strategic Capital Fund, The Riverside Company's minority investment vehicle. DuBois is a leading provider of specialty chemical solutions in North America. The transaction was led by Patrick McNulty, Ryan Nelson, Brad Morrison, Trey Packard and Jenson Dunn of the firm’s Industrials Group.

“It has been a pleasure working with the DuBois team for a second time. Through its partnership with Aurora, the company has strengthened its position as an industry-leading provider of specialty chemical solutions,” said Patrick McNulty, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co. “We look forward to watching DuBois’ continued success with its new partners.”

“DuBois is a leader in its space and has achieved tremendous success over the years,” added Brad Morrison, a director at Harris Williams & Co. “Given its unique combination of technical resources and high-touch service, DuBois is well-positioned to continue to grow organically and through strategic acquisitions.”

Headquartered in Sharonville, Ohio, DuBois is a market-leading provider of customized chemical solutions for middle market applications. The company leverages its proprietary chemistries and unique on-site service and support to offer a compelling value proposition by reducing downtime, minimizing defects and extending equipment life for its customers’ mission-critical applications. As a result, DuBois maintains strong loyalty across a diverse customer base that relies on its technical expertise and broad suite of product solutions to ensure their machinery, processes and systems run seamlessly.

Aurora is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm managing over $2.5 billion of capital. Aurora focuses on investing in market leading businesses with highly stable platforms, partnering with management teams to develop value creation strategies that typically include operational improvements, strategic repositioning and/or targeted acquisitions. Complementing the experience of its investment professionals, Aurora's Executive Board and network of operating executives provide a variety of operating resources to its companies and management partners.

The Jordan Company, founded in 1982, is a middle market private equity firm with original capital commitments in excess of $8 billion and a 34 year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries. The senior team has been investing together for over 20 years and is supported by the Operations Management Group, which was established in 1988 to initiate and support operational improvements in portfolio companies. Headquartered in New York, The Jordan Company also has an office in Chicago.

Harris Williams & Co. (www.harriswilliams.com), a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC), is a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide. The firm has deep industry knowledge, global transaction expertise and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Harris Williams & Co. provides sell-side and acquisition advisory, restructuring advisory, board advisory, private placements and capital markets advisory services.

Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group has experience across a variety of sectors, including advanced manufacturing; aggregates, metals, and mining; building products; chemicals and specialty materials; industrial technology; and packaging. For more information on the firm’s Industrials Group and other recent transactions, visit the Industrials Group’s section of the Harris Williams & Co. website.

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