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Valence Advises Golden Gate on Acquisition of Active Minerals

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The Valence Group acted as financial advisor to Golden Gate Capital on its announced acquisition of Active Minerals International from Merit Capital Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Active Minerals International

Active Minerals International LLC (AMI) is a worldwide leader in the production and marketing of kaolin and gel quality attapulgite clay minerals. Its products are sold throughout the world for industrial, agricultural and construction related applications. AMI is the world’s largest supplier of gel quality attapulgite (clay) and is the largest supplier of air-float kaolin to the glass manufacturing process.

About Golden Gate Capital

Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $15 billion of capital under management. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types, including going-privates, corporate divestitures, and recapitalizations, as well as debt and public equity investments. Notable industrial investments sponsored by Golden Gate Capital include US Silica, EP Minerals, ANGUS, ArrMaz, Cole-Parmer and Vantage Elevator Solutions.

About The Valence Group

The Valence Group is a specialist investment bank offering M&A advisory services exclusively to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors. The Valence Group team includes a unique combination of professionals with backgrounds in investment banking and strategy consulting within the chemicals and materials industries, all focused exclusively on providing M&A advisory services to the chemicals and materials sector. The firm’s offices are located in New York and London.

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The Valence Group
Paul Lakind, 212-847-7339
plakind@valencegroup.com

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