Specialty Chemicals & Products
We seek know-how intensive businesses that develop and manufacture highly differentiated chemicals and products for both stand alone platform investments and add-on acquisitions within our current portfolio. Ideal opportunities service substantial markets that are defined by high performance demands, regulation and proprietary solutions.
Our areas of interest include:
- Adhesives, coatings and sealants
- Catalysts and absorbents
- Fine chemicals
- Flavors and fragrances
- Performance lubricants
- Polymers, plastics and composites
- Chemical dispensing and filtration equipment
- Professional and industrial trade consumables and tools
- Engineered solutions for HVAC, plumbing, and electrical installations
- Specified high performance materials for fire protection and oilfield applications
Our current portfolio includes several companies within this sector. Our commitment to strategic growth is validated by more than 50 direct investments and more than 30 acquisitions including the following:
Henry J. Gohlke
Mr. Gohlke joined Capital Southwest in 2012 and leads the firm's investment activities in the specialty chemicals and products sector. He has more than 30 years of engineering, market research, change management and financial analysis experience. He is a subject matter expert in fire protection of standard and seismic expansion joints and through-penetrations. He previously served as Principal at Sebesta Blomberg and Vice President of Corporate Development at The RectorSeal Corporation. Mr. Gohlke earned his MBA in Finance from Baker College of Advanced Studies and a BSME from the University of Oklahoma. He is completing a PhD from Walden University.