W. R. Grace & Co.

W. R. Grace & Co.

W. R. Grace & Co.

Overview
Date Founded

1854

Headquarters

7500 GRACE DRIVE, BUILDING 100, COLUMBIA, MD, 21044

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

4,000

Industries

Chemicals
Wholesale: Raw Materials
Appliances & Electronics
Computer Software

Company Description

W.R. Grace & Co. engages in the production and sale of chemicals and materials. It operates through the Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies segments. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications. The Grace Materials Technologies segment includes materials, including silica-based and silica-alumina-based materials, used in coatings, consumer, industrial, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded by William Russell Grace in 1854 and is headquartered in Columbia, MD.

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Executives & Employees

President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer & Director

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President

Secretary, Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Senior Vice President Government Relations & Environment, Health & Safety

Chief Counsel

General Manager

Board of Directors

Viasystems Group, Inc.

Founder at JFH Insights LLC

Senior Advisor at Moelis & Co.

Managing Director at Quarterwatch LLC

Director & Global Head-Corporate Development at Standard Industries, Inc. - New Jersey

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Soroban Capital Partners seeks to maximize risk-adjusted, absolute returns over the course of various market cycles through a portfolio consisting primarily of long and short equity investments. They aim to limit volatility and systematic risks in both long and short investments through the use of hedges consisting of individual stocks, equity and sector indices, commodities, credit, currencies, and other marketable securities. The firm implements a global, concentrated, highly liquid strategy that seeks to achieve superior returns with a low correlation to equity markets by employing a deep-rooted fundamental, value-driven approach. Soroban Capital Partners opportunities across liquid asset classes, primarily focusing on equity long/short in global markets with a strong emphasis on the US and they may also take long and short positions in debt, convertible instruments, commodities, currencies and other marketable securities to capture equity-like returns. A variety of derivative instruments may be used for both risk management, including portfolio- and position-level hedging, and speculation. Although the firm generally does not expect to invest in illiquid investments for these funds, they retain the right to do so if the opportunity is compelling and determined to be appropriate for the portfolio's investment objective and liquidity profile. The funds may employ leverage through borrowings and the use of derivative instruments, although the use of financial leverage is expected to be moderate.

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Established in 2000, Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc. is a registered investment adviser based in Columbus, Ohio. It is independent and publicly owned, listed on NASDAQ (ticker symbol: DHIL) and included in the Russell 2000 Index. Diamond Hill manages five long-only equity strategies, three alternative equity strategies and a fixed income strategy. Our client base includes institutions, financial intermediaries and individuals. Assets under management as of February 28, 2013 were $10.2 billion.

Recent Transactions
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W. R. Grace & Co. purchases Rive Technology, Inc. from Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, Advanced Technology Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Inc., Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, Inc., Nth Power LLC, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC

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W. R. Grace & Co. purchases Albemarle Corp. /Polyolefin Catalysts Business from Albemarle Corp.

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W. R. Grace & Co. purchases Basf SE /Polyolefin Catalysts Bus from BASF SE

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onW. R. Grace & Co., Grace Germany GmbH purchase Grom Chromatography GmbH

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Advised onW. R. Grace & Co. purchases Schurpack, Inc. from Schur Group

Legal Advisor

Advised onW. R. Grace & Co. purchases Albemarle Corp. /Polyolefin Catalysts Business from Albemarle Corp.

Legal Advisor

Advised on purchases GCP Applied Technologies, Inc. from W. R. Grace & Co.

Co-Chair, Corporate Group

Advised on purchases GCP Applied Technologies, Inc. from W. R. Grace & Co.

Legal Advisor

Advised on purchases GCP Applied Technologies, Inc. from W. R. Grace & Co.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel at International Business Machines Corporation

Legal Advisor

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Clients

Total SA produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. It engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals and the distribution of energy in various forms to the end customer. The company operates through the following business segments: Exploration & Production; Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Chemicals and Marketing & Services. The Exploration & Production segment encompasses oil and gas exploration and production activities. The Gas, Renewables & Power segment develops downstream gas and low carbon electricity as well as the energy efficiency businesses. The Refining & Chemicals segment engages in refining, base petrochemicals, polymer derivatives, the transformation of biomass and the transformation of elastomers. This segment also includes the activities of Trading and Shipping. The Marketing & Services segment includes worldwide supply and marketing activities of oil products and services. Total was founded on March 28, 1924 and is headquartered in Courbevoie, France.

PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk is the leading supplier of petrochemical product to various Indonesian manufacturing industries.?? Chandra Asri Petrochemical (CAP) facility at Ciwandan, Cilegon in Banten Province is Indonesia's premier petrochemical plant incorporating world class, state-of-the-art technology and supporting facilities. At the heart of CAP lies the Lummus Naphtha Cracker producing high quality Ethylene, Propylene, Crude C4 and Pyrolysis Gasoline (Py-gas) for the Indonesian as well as regional export markets.

Hanwha Corp. engages in the trading and manufacturing business. The Company operates its businesses through two business divisions: explosive and trading division. The Explosive division manufactures and sells commercial explosives, explosive demolitions, fireworks, chemicals and others. The Trading division involves in the export and import, domestic sale of oil products, minerals, photovoltaic packages and others. The company was founded on October 28,1952 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$3.59B
Total Enterprise Value
$6.41B
Earnings Per Share
$1.89
Revenue
$1.96B
Net Profit
$126M
Total Equity
$402M
EBITDAMargin
27.18%
Enterprise Value Sales
3.27x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
11.98x
TEVNet Income
50.77x
Debt TEV
0.31x
EBITDA
$532M
Total Debt
$2.02B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
7%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-9.6%
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Avantium NV engages in the development and commercialization of bio-based plastics and chemicals using advanced catalysis research and development. It operates through the following segments: Catalysis, Renewable Chemistries, and Renewable Polymers. The Catalysis segment involves in parallel fixed bed reactor equipment for catalysis research and development (R&D) at industrial conditions and process R&D projects for the industry. The Renewable Chemistries segment comprises portfolio of development projects based on renewable chemistry and catalytic process technology. The Renewable Polymers segment focuses in the commercialization of YXY plants-to-plastics technology . The company was founded on July 14, 2000 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Saratoga Investment Corp. is a specialty finance company, which engages in the provision of financing solutions. Its portfolio includes investments in leveraged loans issued by middle market companies. The company was founded on March 21, 2007 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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PQ Group Holdings, Inc. Chemicals | Malvern, PA

PQ Group Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture of specialty catalysts, materials, and chemicals. It operates through the following segments: Refining Services, Catalysts, Performance Materials, and Performance Chemicals. The Refining Services segment offers sulfuric acid, virgin sulfuric acid, Oleum ECO services, sulfuric acid regeneration, aluminum sulfate, treatment services, industrial field services. The Catalysts segment includes zeolites, anti-blocking agents, chemical catalysis, polyolefin supports, chrome catalysts for high-density polyethylene, and polyolefin catalysis. The Performance Materials segment produces transportation reflective safety markings for roads and airports. The Performance Chemicals segment supplies personal and industrial cleaning products, fuel-efficient tires, surface coatings, and food and beverage products. The company was founded in 1831 and is headquartered in Malvern, PA.

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Honeywell International, Inc. Aerospace & Defense - Charlotte, NC

Honeywell International is a technology and manufacturing company that offers energy, safety, and security solutions and technologies. It offers aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; specialty chemicals; electronic and advanced materials; process technology for refining and petrochemicals; and energy efficient products and solutions. The company offers energy efficiency benefits across four industry sectors: transportation, commercial buildings, industrial, and residential. Its safety technologies focus on emergency management, flights, and workplace. It offers security and control technologies for industrial, defense, and residential purposes. Honeywell International’s offerings are categorized as consumer and home; aerospace and defense; safety and security; buildings, construction, and maintenance; scanning and mobile productivity; industrial process control; efficiency, energy, and utilities; automotive and transportation; oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, and biofuels; healthcare and medical; chemicals, specialty materials, and fertilizers; manufacturing; and fire protection and first responder. Honeywell International was founded in 1906 and is based in Morristown, New Jersey.

BASF SE Chemicals - Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Deu

BASF SE engages in the provision of chemical products. It operates through the following segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition and Care, Agricultural Solutions, and Other. The Chemicals segment supplies petrochemicals and intermediates. The Materials segment includes isocyanates and polyamides as well as inorganic basic products and specialties for the plastics and plastics processing industries. The Industrial Solutions segment develops and markets ingredients and additives for industrial applications such as polymer dispersions, pigments, resins, electronic materials, antioxidants, and additives. The Surface Technologies segment bundles chemical solutions for surfaces with the catalysts and coating divisions. The Nutrition and Care segment consists of ingredients and solutions for consumer applications in the areas of nutrition, home, and personal care. The Agricultural Solutions segment comprises fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and biological crop protection products, as well as seeds and seed treatment products. The Other segment focuses on the commodity trading, engineering and other services, as well as rental income and leases. The company was founded on April 6, 1865 and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany.

LyondellBasell Industries NV Chemicals - Rotterdam, Netherlands

LyondellBasell Industries NV operates as an independent chemical company, which engages in the refinery and production of plastic resins and other chemicals. It operates through the following segments: Olefins and Polyolefins-Americas; Olefins and Polyolefins-Europe, Asia, International, Intermediates and Derivatives; Advanced Polymer Solutions; Refining; and Technology. The Olefins and Polyolefins-Americas segment produces and markets olefins which include ethylene and ethylene co-products, and polyolefins. The Olefins and Polyolefins-Europe, Asia, International segment offers olefins including ethylene and ethylene co-products, polyolefins and polypropylene compounds. The Intermediates and Derivatives segment makes propylene oxide and its co-products and derivatives, acetyls, and oxygenated fuels. The Advanced Polymer Solutions segment produces and markets compounding and solutions, such as polypropylene compounds, engineered plastics, masterbatches, colors and powders, engineered composites and advanced polymers, which includes Catalloy and polybutene-1. The Refining segment supply gasoline and diesel fuel. The Technology segment develops chemical and polyolefin process technologies and manufactures and sells polyolefin catalysts. The company was founded in December 2007 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Awards & Honors
Rank #717
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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