December 07, 2017

Post Capital Participates in Capital Roundtable Panel on PE Opportunities in the Specialty Chemicals Industry

Christopher Cheang of Post Capital sees growth in lower middle-market M&A in the sector as well as opportunities for experienced executives to partner in these investments

New York, December 7, 2017 – With continued M&A activity in the specialty chemicals industry, Christopher Cheang, Director, Head of Business Development for Post Capital Partners, recently participated in a Capital Roundtable panel on Private Equity Investing in Specialty Chemicals Companies. The panel was focused on current market trends and how they are likely to spur moredeal making in the sector, as well as the growth of new platforms in 2018 and beyond.

Mr. Cheang was part of a discussion looking at private equity opportunities in the lower middle-market and the demand for talented executives who can develop and implement growth strategies. The Roundtable event, which took place on December 7 in New York City, featured panels providing unique perspectives from private equity investors, strategic operators, investment bankers and attorneys focused on the chemicals industry.

“We anticipate continued M&A activity M&A for niche specialty chemicals companies as larger private equity firms look for new platforms and add-ons,” Mr. Cheang said. “This environment creates opportunites for talented executives who are looking to run their own companies. Post Capital has a long track record of investing in the specialty chemicals space as well as partnering on acquisitions with senior executives who can develop and implement growth strategies.”

In 2017, Post Capital completed the sale of BHS Specialty Chemicals, a specialty chemical manufacturer and distributor focused on food safety and water treatment solutions, to DuBois Chemicals. Post Capital recapitalized BHS Specialty Chemicals (formerly BHS Marketing) in July 2010 in partnership with chemical industry veteran Phil Johnson and BHS’ founders, Bruce Schechinger and Michael Merlo. Mr. Johnson became Chairman and CEO of BHS under Post Capital’s “Executive-First” strategy, in which it partners with senior industry executives in sourcing, evaluating, acquiring and then leading portfolio companies.
The Capital Roundtable is America’s leading conference company for the middle-market private equity community.

About Post Capital Partners
Post Capital Partners ( is a private investment firm that makes both minority growth and control investments in businesses with repeat or recurring revenue models. Post Capital primarily employs an "Executive-First" deal sourcing and investment strategy in which it first identifies and partners with talented senior operating executives and then works proactively with those "Executive Partners" to identify investments. In addition to "Executive-First" platform searches, Post Capital also pursues management buyouts and growth capital investments. Based in New York City, Post Capital invests a committed capital fund with top-tier institutional and sophisticated private investors.