SOUTH BEND, Ind.—Royal Adhesives & Sealants L.L.C. has acquired Bacon Adhesives, based in Irvine, Calif., from Class Polymers.
Bacon is a developer and manufacturer of highly specified, electrically and thermally conductive adhesives for demanding aerospace and defense communications, avionics, satellite and other demanding electronics applications, Royal said in a July 5 news release.
The firm added that Bacon's production facility is AS 9100 aerospace quality system certified.
“Bacon's aerospace and defense adhesives fit perfectly into Royal's aerospace and defense sealants business and will benefit from Royal's dedicated global aerospace and defense technical and sales team and our commitment to provide our global aerospace and defense customers with adhesives and sealants that meet their most demanding specifications.,” Royal Adhesives CEO Ted Clark said in a statement.
Class Polymers Chairman Doug Frans said in a statement that Royal's global reach, sales model and knowledge of the aerospace and defense markets are ideally positioned to continue to support Bacon's growth.
Royal Adhesives is owned by American Securities L.L.C., a private equity firm with about $15 billion under management. The firm produces specialty formulated high-performance adhesives and sealants.