Cotton Creek Capital Acquires Seatex
Austin, Texas – November 13, 2017 – Cotton Creek Capital, a Texas-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Seatex, a leading provider of chemical blending and packaging services based in Rosenberg, Texas.
Seatex was founded in 1967 by David Jacobs as a provider of detergents and soaps. Over the next 45 years under Mr. Jacob’s ownership, the Company’s commitment to customer service and formulation capabilities facilitated its evolution into a diversified chemical solutions provider and created partnerships with leading customers across its end markets. Today, the Company produces a wide variety of proprietary and private label chemical formulations sold into the energy, cleaning, and industrial end markets. Seatex is strategically located outside Houston, Texas with multiple onsite rail spurs and access to major ports.
The Company will continue to be led by its current management team, including President Kelly Aimes and CFO Jim Nattier, both of whom will remain significant shareholders in the Company.
“We are excited to partner with Cotton Creek to continue and build upon Seatex’s history of providing unparalleled customer service and innovative chemical solutions. Cotton Creek will be a valuable partner as we position Seatex in its next chapter of growth and further expand our capabilities to our customers” said Kelly Aimes.
“Given our experience in the specialty chemical market, we have known and respected Seatex for many years. We are honored to partner with the management team at Seatex and continue to build upon the foundation that the Jacobs family started nearly a half century ago. Seatex is a unique platform with unwavering focus on quality, safety and service that has created a loyal customer base across a variety of markets.” added Cotton Creek Managing Partner, Antonio J. DiGesualdo. “We are excited to bring additional resources to support Seatex’s growth and continue its development as a leading specialty chemical provider.”
Founded in 1967, Seatex is a chemical provider of turnkey liquids and solids blending, toll manufacturing and packaging services. The Company produces detergents, sanitizers, emulsifiers, additives and other products for the energy, cleaning, agronomics and industrial end markets. The Company operates two production locations outside of Houston, Texas with in excess of 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space. For more information, visit Seatex’s website at www.seatexcorp.com.
About Cotton Creek Capital
Based in Austin, Texas, Cotton Creek Capital is an operationally-focused private equity firm that focuses on investing in and growing lower middle market companies in manufacturing, value-added distribution, industrial, specialty chemical, building products, food and beverage and business services sectors. The firm targets businesses with EBITDA between $5 million and $15 million, investing between $10 million and $40 million in equity ranging from buyouts, recapitalizations, buy-and-builds to corporate divestitures. Cotton Creek Capital partners with exceptional management teams, collaborating to develop a focused vision and execution plan based on company-specific objectives. Cotton Creek Capital’s senior investment professional have invested in and advised privately-held businesses for over fifteen years with an active approach that enables Cotton Creek Capital to work in concert with management teams to build market-leading businesses. For further information, visit Cotton Creek's website at www.cottoncreekcapital.com.