Rosewood seals partnership to invest in chemicals and industrial sector

Rosewood Private Investments and Andy Harris have teamed up to invest in the specialty chemicals and related industrial sectors.

Rosewood Private Investments and Andy Harris have teamed up to invest in the specialty chemicals and related industrial sectors. Most recently, Harris served as CEO of Vantage Specialty Chemicals.


DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rosewood Private Investments (“Rosewood”) is pleased to announce their partnership with Andy Harris to pursue investment opportunities in the specialty chemicals and related industrial sectors. Mr. Harris will support Rosewood’s strategy to build market-leading companies in these industries.

“Andy has extensive experience in the chemicals industry and an impressive track record with operational, commercial and M&A success. We’re excited to partner with him and believe together we can have a positive impact on the sector and create significant value,” said Marquez Bela, Director at Rosewood.

Mr. Harris has more than three decades of experience in leading both organic growth and acquisition strategies for private equity backed ventures. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Vantage Specialty Chemicals, a manufacturer of naturally derived ingredients and chemicals, where he led multiple acquisitions and expanded its international presence. Previously, Mr. Harris was President and CEO of Accella Performance Materials where from 2012 to 2017 he led 14 acquisitions while driving organic growth prior to its sale to Carlisle Companies in 2017. Mr. Harris also held the CEO position at Syrgis from 2006 to 2012 during which he led the business through a period of high growth.

Mr. Harris added, “Rosewood’s family backing and principled approach to capital deployment, company building, and value creation will resonate with entrepreneurs and management teams of businesses in this space. I’m excited to work closely with the team to seek compelling investment opportunities in these sectors and help transition great businesses to the next level.”

About Rosewood Private Investments
Rosewood has a long history of investing in and creating value within numerous industries. RPI’s approach to working with operating partners to strategically grow companies through acquisitions and organic means has proven successful for all stakeholders. Our current holdings are focused on IT services, nutrition and wellness, manufacturing technologies, and industrial services. In addition to these areas, we are pursuing new platforms in chemicals, fire & life safety services, transportation & logistics, and outsourced business services. We welcome any information about investment opportunities within these verticals. Visit to learn more.