PE-backed Royal acquires Bacon Adhesives

Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC, which is backed by American Securities LLC, has acquired Irvine, California-based Bacon Adhesives, a maker of adhesives for aerospace and defense applications.


SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC (“Royal”), announced today that it has acquired Bacon Adhesives. (“Bacon”).
Based in Irvine California, 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.

“Bacon’s aerospace and defense adhesives fit perfectly into Royal’s aerospace & 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,” said Ted Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Royal.

Doug Frans, The Chairman of Cass Polymers said, “Royal’s global reach, solution provider sales model and in depth knowledge of aerospace and defense markets are ideally positioned to continue to drive and support the growth of Bacon.”

About Bacon Adhesives LLC
Founded in 1938 as a development laboratory, Bacon began manufacturing and selling adhesives in the 1940’s focusing on demanding aerospace and defense applications such as avionics, communication, guidance and other complex electronics applications. Bacon adhesives are specified on numerous aerospace and defense platforms. Its production facility is AS 9100 aerospace quality system certified.

About Royal Adhesives & Sealants
Royal Adhesives & Sealants is a global developer and manufacturer of proprietary, high-performance adhesives and sealants. Headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, Royal offers a broad range of specialty formulated products designed to solve complex bonding, laminating and sealing applications across a diverse range of markets including aerospace and defense, construction, specialty packaging, automotive and industrial. The company offers a broad spectrum of customized thermosetting epoxy and urethane, solvent-based and water-based technologies to meet the most demanding adhesive and sealant applications. For additional information on Royal, please visit

About American Securities LLC
American Securities is a leading U.S. private equity firm with approximately $15 billion under management. Based in New York with an office in Shanghai, American Securities invests in market-leading North American companies with annual revenues generally ranging from $200 million to $2 billion and/or $50 million to $200 million of EBITDA.