W. R. Grace & Co.

W. R. Grace & Co.

W. R. Grace & Co.

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Wholesale: Raw Materials
Appliances & Electronics
Computer Software

Company Description

W.R. Grace & Co. engages in the production and sale of chemicals and materials. It operates through the Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies segments. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications. The Grace Materials Technologies segment includes materials, including silica-based and silica-alumina-based materials, used in coatings, consumer, industrial, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded by William Russell Grace in 1854 and is headquartered in Columbia, MD.

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Executives & Employees

President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer & Director

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President Government Relations & Environment, Health & Safety

Chief Counsel

General Manager

Board of Directors

Viasystems Group, Inc.

President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer & Director at W. R. Grace & Co.

Former Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Senior Advisor at Moelis & Co.

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Tronox Holdings Plc

Former Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Vulcan Materials Company

Former Chief Marketing & Sales Officer at DuPont

Founder at JFH Insights LLC

Senior Partner at Quarterwatch LLC

Head, Corporate Development & Strategy at Standard Industries, Inc. - New Jersey

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40-NM carries out their investment process with their attempt to identify opportunities that offer asymmetric risk/return potential, while considering market/trading dynamics. They employ an intensive research-driven approach to identify and pursue the best risk-adjusted investment opportunities. The research process includes, among other things, fundamental business analysis, financial analysis, evaluation of potential strategic synergies and the identification of potential catalysts. 40-NM's strategies include 40 North Investments; 237 Beige; 40 North Latitude; Winter Properties; and Multi-Manager Portfolios.

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Soroban Capital Partners seeks to maximize risk-adjusted, absolute returns over the course of various market cycles through a portfolio consisting primarily of long and short equity investments. They aim to limit volatility and systematic risks in both long and short investments through the use of hedges consisting of individual stocks, equity and sector indices, commodities, credit, currencies, and other marketable securities. The firm implements a global, concentrated, highly liquid strategy that seeks to achieve superior returns with a low correlation to equity markets by employing a deep-rooted fundamental, value-driven approach. Soroban Capital Partners opportunities across liquid asset classes, primarily focusing on equity long/short in global markets with a strong emphasis on the US and they may also take long and short positions in debt, convertible instruments, commodities, currencies and other marketable securities to capture equity-like returns. A variety of derivative instruments may be used for both risk management, including portfolio- and position-level hedging, and speculation. Although the firm generally does not expect to invest in illiquid investments for these funds, they retain the right to do so if the opportunity is compelling and determined to be appropriate for the portfolio's investment objective and liquidity profile. The funds may employ leverage through borrowings and the use of derivative instruments, although the use of financial leverage is expected to be moderate.

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ESCM's analysis is primarily based on fundamental research, but that may be augmented by charting and cyclical analysis as well as the use of quantitative tools and investment approaches. The firm's analysis focuses on valuation and value creation and seeks to understand what a company is worth as well as what it is worth relative to other investment opportunities. They utilize a variety of methods and strategies to make investment decisions and recommendations. ESCM employs a variety of strategies in managing the assets of their hedge fund clients and managed account clients, including: Fundamental Value, Short Selling, Relative Value, Short Term Trading, Arbitrage Transactions, Option Trading, and Hedging.

Recent Transactions
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W. R. Grace & Co. purchases Rive Technology, Inc. from Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, Advanced Technology Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Inc., Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, Inc., Nth Power LLC, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC

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W. R. Grace & Co. purchases Albemarle Corp. /Polyolefin Catalysts Business from Albemarle Corp.

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purchases GCP Applied Technologies, Inc. from W. R. Grace & Co.

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Advised onW. R. Grace & Co., Grace Germany GmbH purchase Grom Chromatography GmbH


Advised onW. R. Grace & Co. purchases Schurpack, Inc. from Schur Group

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Advised onW. R. Grace & Co. purchases Albemarle Corp. /Polyolefin Catalysts Business from Albemarle Corp.

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Advised on purchases GCP Applied Technologies, Inc. from W. R. Grace & Co.

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Advised on purchases GCP Applied Technologies, Inc. from W. R. Grace & Co.

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Advised on purchases GCP Applied Technologies, Inc. from W. R. Grace & Co.

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Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel at International Business Machines Corporation

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP


sherwin-Williams has been in business since 1866. The Company's core business is the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products. Sherwin-Williams has annually increased dividends since 1979.

Created in 1997, Inter Pipeline Fund is a major petroleum transportation, storage and natural gas liquids extraction business based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Inter Pipeline is a publicly traded limited partnership that owns and operates a diversified combination of energy infrastructure assets in western Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany and Ireland. This asset portfolio generates long-term and predictable cash flows, thereby providing unitholders with a growing and stable source of monthly cash distributions. Inter Pipeline operates approximately 6,300 kilometres of petroleum pipelines and 4.8 million barrels of storage in western Canada. These systems transport approximately 990,000 barrels per day of oil sands bitumen and conventional crude oil in 2012, representing approximately 15% of total western Canadian conventional volumes and roughly 40% of oil sands volumes. Inter Pipeline is one of North America's largest natural gas liquids extraction businesses with ownership in three major extraction facilities located in southern Alberta. These facilities have the capacity to process 6.2 bcf/d of natural gas, and capacity to produce approximately 200,000 b/d of natural gas liquids. Inter Pipeline's NGL business currently processes approximately 40% of the natural gas exported from the province of Alberta. Inter Pipeline is one of North America's largest natural gas liquids extraction businesses with ownership in three major extraction facilities located in southern Alberta. These facilities have the capacity to process 6.2 bcf/d of natural gas, and capacity to produce approximately 200,000 b/d of natural gas liquids. Inter Pipeline's NGL business currently processes approximately 40% of the natural gas exported from the province of Alberta. Inter Pipeline's bulk liquid storage business segment is the fourth largest independent tank storage business in Europe. The bulk liquid storage segment operates through two wholly owned entities. Simon Storage Limited holds Inter Pipeline's storage operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany. Inter Pipeline's other European entity, Inter Terminals, holds bulk liquid storage assets in Denmark. Simon Storage is a recognized leader in the bulk liquid storage sector. Simon handles, blends and stores over 250 different products primarily comprised of petroleum, petrochemical and alternative fuels. Simon owns and operates eight bulk liquid storage terminals located on the coasts of the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland with a combined liquid storage capacity of approximately eight million barrels. Other complementary services include facilities management and engineering services to several of the world's largest integrated energy companies. Inter Terminals operates four large terminals that are strategically located along the Danish Straits, the third most active petroleum transit channel in the world. The four terminals have a combined storage capacity of approximately 11 million barrels in 49 tanks. A variety of petroleum products are handled at the four terminals.

Total SA produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. It engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals and the distribution of energy in various forms to the end customer. The company operates through the following business segments: Exploration & Production; Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Chemicals and Marketing & Services. The Exploration & Production segment encompasses oil and gas exploration and production activities. The Gas, Renewables & Power segment develops downstream gas and low carbon electricity as well as the energy efficiency businesses. The Refining & Chemicals segment engages in refining, base petrochemicals, polymer derivatives, the transformation of biomass and the transformation of elastomers. This segment also includes the activities of Trading and Shipping. The Marketing & Services segment includes worldwide supply and marketing activities of oil products and services. Total was founded on March 28, 1924 and is headquartered in Courbevoie, France.

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Avantium NV engages in the development and commercialization of bio-based plastics and chemicals using advanced catalysis research and development. It operates through the following segments: Catalysis, Renewable Chemistries, and YXY. The Catalysis segment involves parallel fixed bed reactor equipment for catalysis research and development (R&D) at industrial conditions and process R&D projects for the industry. The Renewable Chemistries segment comprises of development projects based on renewable chemistry and catalytic process technology. The YXY segment converts plant-based sugar into a wide range of plant-based chemicals and plastics, such as polyethylene furanoate. The company was founded on July 14, 2000 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Saratoga Investment Corp. is a specialty finance company, which engages in the provision of financing solutions. Its portfolio includes investments in leveraged loans issued by middle market companies. The company was founded on March 21, 2007 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Tetra Tech, Inc. Other Business & Consulting Services | Pasadena, California

Tetra Tech, Inc. was founded in 1966 to provide engineering services related to waterways, harbors, and coastal areas. For more than 50 years, the Company has substantially increased the size and scope of its business and expanded its service offerings through a series of strategic acquisitions and internal growth. Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. Tetra Tech has 16,000 associates located in 400 offices worldwide. Tetra Tech is based in Pasadena, California.

Fusion Connect, Inc. Internet Software & Services | New York, New York

The Fusion Vision Clear Connections in the Cloud For more than 15 years, Fusion has been delivering a full range of world-class communications solutions and exceptional customer support. Our roster of customers spans markets and continents, including small businesses and large enterprises, and carriers from around the world. Fusion’s advanced, high availability service platform enables the integration of leading edge products and services in the cloud, including Unified Communications, hosted voice, data connectivity and managed network services, cloud computing, storage, data center services and security. Our solutions are customized to serve the unique needs of our customers in specialized markets, including healthcare, transportation, legal, financial, and sports and entertainment. Fusion’s advanced, yet proven, cloud-based solutions lower our customers’ cost of ownership, and deliver new levels of flexibility, scalability and speed of deployment. With Fusion’s Unified Communications and cloud services, customers can reliably and securely cut costs without sacrificing features or the quality of service. And what’s most important, Fusion is committed to your success. We not only provide outstanding communications solutions, we stand behind them. Our dedicated customer service and technical support specialists ensure that Fusion is always there, always on, always ready. How We Do It: Fusion’s commitment is simple: to deliver a full suite of Unified Communications and cloud services that exceed your expectations. Fusion makes it happen by: Solving problems, delivering solutions, and anticipating your future needs Providing the network, infrastructure, and expertise to meet your communications requirements Fusing IP and traditional technologies to create a seamless interface between old and new, delivering maximum flexibility Supporting your applications with end-to-end managed solutions, and providing a single source for your voice, data and Internet needs

PQ Group Holdings, Inc. Chemicals | Malvern, PA

PQ Group Holdings, Inc. engages in the provision of specialty catalysts, materials and chemicals, and services that enable environmental improvements, enhance consumer products, and increase personal safety. It operates through the Environmental Catalysts and Services; and Performance Materials and Chemicals segments. The Environmental Catalysts and Services segment innovates and produces catalysts for the refinery, emissions control, and petrochemical industries; and involves in catalyst recycling services to the North American refining industry. Its product groups includes silica catalysts, zeolite catalysts, and refining services. The Performance Materials and Chemicals manufactures silicates and specialty materials for personal and industrial cleaning products, highway beads, fuel efficient tires, surface coatings, and food and beverage use. The company was founded on August 07, 2015 and is headquartered in Malvern, PA.

Albemarle Corp. Chemicals - Baton Rouge, LA

At Albemarle, our 4,000+ employees around the globe put their ideas and innovations to work every day for communities and customers around the globe. We focus on creating solutions that meet society's needs in over 100 countries. We are a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of complex chemicals and services that make life better for people everywhere. Whether it's Polymer Solutions, Catalysts or Fine Chemistry, we leverage our knowledge, experience and creativity to solve our customers' toughest challenges and deliver valuable solutions the right way. Our innovations are seen in everyday applications such as those that add life-saving properties to resins used in electronics and appliances, protect crops, reduce mercury emissions, safeguard food against bacteria, provide the active ingredients in pharmaceuticals and that help create cleaner transportation fuels. Our products and services create value for our customers by improving product performance, providing essential product attributes, lowering costs and simplifying processes. Through our innovation-driven culture and growth-focused strategies, Albemarle is committed to delivering exceptional performance that creates a better tomorrow for all of our stakeholders

DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Plastics & Synthetics - Midland, Michigan

DuPont de Nemours, Inc. operates as a holding company, which engages in the development of specialty materials, chemicals, and agricultural products. It operates through the following segments: Agriculture; Performance Materials & Coatings; Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure; Packaging & Specialty Plastics; Electronics & Imaging; Nutrition & Biosciences; Transportation & Advanced Polymers; and Safety & Construction. The Agriculture segment focuses on seed and crop protection businesses. The Performance Materials & Coatings segment caters the uses silicones, acrylics, and cellulosics-based technology platforms. The Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure segment includes construction chemicals, energy solutions, industrial solutions, and polyurethanes and chlor-alkali and vinyl. The Packaging & Specialty Plastics segment produces ethylene, polyolefin elastomers, and ethylene propylene diene monomer elastomers. The Electronics & Imaging segment supplies materials for consumer electronics. The Nutrition & Biosciences segment offers solutions for the food and beverage, pharma, personal care, energy, and animal nutrition markets. The Transportation & Advanced Polymers comprises of engineering resins, adhesives, lubricants and parts to engineers and designers in the transportation, electronics, medical, industrial, and consumer end-markets. The Safety & Construction segment includes engineered products and integrated systems for the construction, worker safety, energy, oil and gas, transportation, medical devices, and water purification and separation. The company was founded on September 1, 2017 and is headquartered in Wilmington, DE.

BASF SE Chemicals - Ludwigshafen am Rhein, RP

BASF SE engages in the provision of chemical products. It operates through the following segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition and Care, Agricultural Solutions, and Other. The Chemicals segment supplies petrochemicals and intermediates. The Materials segment includes isocyanates and polyamides as well as inorganic basic products and specialties for the plastics and plastics processing industries. The Industrial Solutions segment develops and markets ingredients and additives for industrial applications such as polymer dispersions, pigments, resins, electronic materials, antioxidants, and admixtures. The Surface Technologies segment offers coatings, rust protection products, catalysts and battery materials for the automotive and chemical industries. The Nutrition and Care segment consists of nutrition and care ingredients for consumer products in the area of nutrition, home, and personal care. The Agricultural Solutions segment comprises fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and biological crop protection products, as well as seeds and seed treatment products. The Other segment is the exploration and production activities. The company was founded on April 6, 1865 and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany.

Awards & Honors
Rank #717
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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