June 05, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA and PARIS, FRANCE – June 5, 2015 – OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kem One Innovate Vinyls from the Klesch Group. Kem One Innovative Vinyls produces vinyl compounds, profiles and tubes throughout its facilities in Europe, Asia and Mexico. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days pending regulatory approval. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Kem One Innovative Vinyls produces and distributes rigid and flexible end products that are used in a variety of applications including automotive, construction, furnishings, electrical, packaging, paramedical, healthcare, industrial equipment and others. The business operates mainly under two names, Resinoplast and Alphacan, and has 13 plants across Europe, Asia and Mexico. Headquartered in France, the business has revenues of approximately €350 million, employs 1,200 people, and serves a global customer base.           

From OpenGate Capital’s European office, the firm’s Partners, Julien Lagrèze and Sébastien Kiekert Le Moult, led the transaction working with Gary Klesch and the team at Klesch Group.

About OpenGate Capital

OpenGate Capital is a global private equity firm specializing in the acquisition and operation of businesses to create new value through operational improvements, innovation and growth. Established in 2005, OpenGate Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with a European office in Paris, France. OpenGate’s professionals possess the critical skills needed to acquire, transition, operate, build and scale successful businesses. To date, OpenGate Capital, through its legacy and fund investments, has executed more than 30 acquisitions including corporate carve-outs, management buy-outs, special situations and transactions with private sellers across North America and Europe. To learn more about OpenGate, please visit www.opengatecapital.com.

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