In March 2016, Vi-Chem was acquired by Americhem. The transaction broadens Americhem’s product portfolio through Vi-Chem’s extensive knowledge and experience in TPEs and PVC compounds. DPP acted as the exclusive investment banking advisor to Vi-Chem and Varnum LLP served as legal advisor to Vi-Chem.
Vi-Chem Corp. ("Vi-Chem" or the “Company”) based in Grand Rapids, MI, is a leading compounder of high-performance thermoplastic elastomer (“TPE”) and polyvinyl chloride (“PVC”) materials that are used for products manufactured in the automotive and industrial markets. The Company’s proprietary and custom-formulated compounds are specifically engineered to improve its customers’ competitive position and enhance profitability by optimizing the appearance, tactility, durability, performance and processing efficiency of its customers’ plastic injection molded and extruded products.
Americhem, Inc. ("Americhem") is a global organization that delivers custom color and additive solutions for customers seeking superior performance and batch-to-batch consistency for their polymer products. The company specializes in color and additive masterbatches, and single pigment dispersions, all backed by complete technical support that ensures quality, reliability and value. Americhem operates nine manufacturing plants and also maintains a representative sales office in Luxembourg and Monterrey, Mexico. Central Research & Development facilities and headquarters are located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.