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BlackArch Partners Advises Capital Partners on Sale of Breen Color Concentrates to Arsenal Capital Partners

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 9, 2017) – BlackArch Partners LLC (“BlackArch”) is pleased to announce the sale of Breen Color Concentrates, LLC (“Breen” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Capital Partners Holdings, Inc. (“Capital Partners”), to Arsenal Capital Partners (“Arsenal”).

Breen (, headquartered in Lambertville, NJ, is a leading manufacturer of color, additive and engineered resin-based concentrates to the wire and cable, blow molding, extrusion, injection molding, compounding and coated fabric markets.  The Company has diverse customers and is widely regarded as a market leader in custom color formulations for PVC resins.  Breen maintains three manufacturing facilities, including Lambertville, NJ, Leominster, MA and Niles, IL.

Howard DeMonte, President of Breen, commented, “Our Company prides itself on delivering exceptional levels of service to our customers; BlackArch provided the same unwavering commitment, responsiveness and service to Breen and the management team throughout the process.  The entire BlackArch team worked to ensure Breen stayed on track efficiently and effectively in completing this exciting partnership with Arsenal.”

Ed Tan, Managing Director at Capital Partners, stated, “After purchasing a company in a recent BlackArch process, we chose them to represent Breen because we knew their strength in execution, attention to detail and negotiating savvy would be valuable assets in the sale process.  BlackArch’s efficiency and professionalism were instrumental in achieving a great outcome for Capital Partners, management and all of Breen’s shareholders.”

BlackArch was retained by Capital Partners to serve as their exclusive financial advisor.  The transaction serves as another example of BlackArch’s deep experience in serving clients within the Diversified Industrials sector and is representative of the firm’s focus on providing unique M&A advisory services to market-leading and sponsor-backed growth businesses.

Transaction Highlights

  • Capital Partners sold Breen to Arsenal
  • Breen is a leading manufacturer of color concentrates and additive solutions for multiple attractive end markets within the plastics industry
  • The Company’s management team will continue to grow the business and remain an integral part of the shareholder group during Breen’s next phase of growth
  • BlackArch leveraged its exceptional execution skills and experience within the Diversified Industrials sector to help drive a superior outcome for management and its shareholders

About Capital Partners

Capital Partners ( is a private investment firm founded in 1982 and based in Norwalk, CT.  Its principals have invested in more than 90 platform and add-on acquisitions across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, services, distribution, consumer and food/beverage.  Capital Partners focuses on the combination of solid investment discipline and a low leverage approach, which has enabled the firm to have successfully partnered with management teams through multiple economic cycles.

About Arsenal Capital Partners

Arsenal Capital Partners (, based in New York City, NY, is a middle market private equity firm that specializes in investments in the specialty industrials and healthcare sectors.  Since its founding in 2000, Arsenal has completed more than 100 transactions, including platform and add-on acquisitions.

About BlackArch Partners

BlackArch Partners is a leading middle-market investment bank offering a full spectrum of advisory services to financial sponsors, private companies and diversified corporations.  BlackArch addresses the needs of owner-operators, founders and shareholders of private companies with specialized services that include M&A advisory, strategic advisory and private capital solutions.  Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, BlackArch features a total of 12 industry-focused practices that cover all sectors of interest to middle-market investors; BlackArch professionals have closed more than 350 transactions in 16 countries on four continents.  Please visit our website,, for more details.

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