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PE-backed Royal buys Ball Ground’s aircraft sealant repackaging assets

Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC, which is backed by American Securities LLC, has acquired the assets of Ball Ground’s aircraft sealant repackaging business from Graco Supply. No financial terms were disclosed.


SOUTH BEND, Ind., June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC (“Royal”), announced today that it has acquired the business assets of the Ball Ground aircraft sealant repackaging business (Ball Ground) from Graco Supply.
Based in Ball Ground, GA, the business provides point of use pre mixed and frozen aircraft sealants and other unique packaging and application kits to aircraft manufacturers and their subcontractors. Ball Ground has achieved AS 9100, ISO 9001 and NADCAP quality approvals. The Ball Ground business will be integrated into and operate under the name Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC and will continue to be located in Ball Ground, GA.

“The acquisition of the Ball Ground business is a logical step in our strategy to develop a global aircraft sealant business. Graco Supply, who has been our distributor/partner since we entered the aircraft sealant business over ten years ago, has been instrumental in supporting the development of our sealant business,” said Ted Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Royal.

About Ball Ground
Ball Ground custom packages two component aircraft sealants into Pre-Mixed and Frozen Cartridges. The pre-mixed and frozen packaging process includes: thoroughly blending two-component aircraft sealants, degassing them to remove entrapped air and then freezing the sealant in a disposable syringe or cartridge. These containers are then packed in dry ice and shipped directly to the customer’s facility where they can be stored safely and conveniently in a freezer at -40°C. Ball Ground is an ISO 9001: 2008, AS9100C and NADCAP registered facility.

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.