Axiall to sell window and door business to OpenGate

Axiall Corp agreed to sell its window and door profiles business, a unit of Royal Building Products, to OpenGate Capital. Axiall is a chemicals and building products company based in Atlanta. Financial terms were not disclosed


ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL), a leading integrated chemicals and building products company, has signed a definitive agreement to sell its window and door profiles business, a component of Royal Building Products, to OpenGate Capital. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. The sale is expected to close on March 31, 2016.

The Axiall compounding facility located in Concord, Ontario, is included in the window and door profiles transaction. It is a primary supplier to the window and door profiles business. As a North American market leader in innovation of vinyl profiles extrusion, the business provides quality custom profiles systems and platform products to meet the needs of window manufacturers across North America. The business works closely with customers to design products that meet the needs of their markets.

“As we refine our portfolio, we are pleased to have reached an agreement to sell our window and door profiles business to OpenGate Capital,” said Axiall President and CEO Tim Mann. “This is our fourth divestiture of non-core assets since April 2015, which allows us to better focus on our core chlorovinyls and derivatives. In particular, selling this business leaves Royal Building Products with the solid core product lines that generate better EBITDA margins, namely our siding, trim, moulding, fittings and pipe businesses.”

RBC Capital Markets acted as Axiall’s financial advisor in the transaction.

About OpenGate Capital

OpenGate Capital is a global private equity firm specializing in the acquisition and operation of businesses seeking revitalization through growth and operational improvements. Established in 2005, OpenGate Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., and maintains offices in New York, Paris, France and São Paulo, Brazil. For more information, please visit

About Axiall

Axiall Corporation is a leading integrated chemicals and building products company. Headquartered in Atlanta, Axiall has manufacturing facilities located throughout North America and in Asia to provide industry-leading materials and services to customers. For more information, visit