Arsenal Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm, acquired Seal For Life in July 2019 as its coatings platform focusing on the global infrastructure and industrial markets.
Seal For Life has operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, India, Mexico, and three facilities in the U.S.
With these acquisitions, Seal For Life broadens its portfolio of protective coating technologies, expands its range of applications, and significantly grows its presence in North America:
- Flame Control Coatings - Based in Niagara Falls, New York, Flame Control Coatings manufactures flame retardant, heat resistant, and specialty coatings. Its brands include Flame Control and TemperKote;
- Highland International - Based in Boone, North Carolina, Highland International formulates heat resistant and corrosion protection coatings with expertise in high-temperature coatings;
- LifeLast - Based in Pflugerville, Texas, LifeLast specializes in high performance, polyurethane protective linings and coatings for water, wastewater, OEM, and industrial applications;
- US Coatings - Based in St. Louis, Missouri, US Coatings focuses on corrosion prevention and heat resistant coatings for oil & gas, mining, rail and industrial applications.
Concurrent with the acquisitions, Jeff Oravitz was appointed as CEO of Seal For Life.
“I am delighted to join the Seal For Life platform and to partner with Dirk and Arsenal," he said. "These acquisitions will enable us to serve our global customer base better with a broader range of high-value offerings. We look forward to supporting these companies in their next phases of growth.”
“Jeff is a natural fit for Seal For Life given his relevant background in the industrial coatings sector. With Jeff’s leadership, Seal For Life will continue to add critical solutions and technologies that address the growing market needs for infrastructure maintenance and protection," added Sal Gagliardo, an operating partner of Arsenal.