Smart Chemical Solutions LLC, formerly Integrated Advantage Group LP (IAG), is pleased to announce that Smart Chemical Solutions and its subsidiarieshave completed a recapitalization with a chemicals-focused investor group. The subsidiaries included are Smart Chemical Services, Genesis Custom Chemical Blending, and Smart Logistics LLC ( formerly Panhandle Express Energy Services).
The recapitalization will not impact Smart Chemical Solutions' current management team, mission, or values. It does, however, signal upcoming growth opportunities within the company and its subsidiaries.
“Our team is excited to have a partner that is aligned with the vision we have for our company,” said Lloyd Brown, Smart Chemical Solutions' president and CEO. “Our core mission has been to provide a scientific, process-driven approach to oilfield solutions, and we are looking forward to extending these solutions to current and new customers in the coming years.”
The chemical industry is especially challenging from a merger and acquisitions perspective. Grace Matthews, Inc., a Milwaukee-based investment bank, advised Smart Chemical Solutions on the transaction. The bank helps chemical manufacturers and distributors make successful investments that minimize risk and maximize value — and that’s precisely the intent behind Smart Chemical Solutions' recapitalization.
“We believe that Smart Chemical Solutions is now positioned to expand its already strong reputation in the oil and gas industry,” Managing Director Andy Hinz said.
Grace Matthews also foresees the transaction playing a vital role in the company’s growth over the next few years.
“The Smart Chemical Solutions management team has established a platform capable of substantial expansion,” Vice President Jon Glapa said. “We fully expect the management team to leverage its new partners to accelerate the near-term growth of the company.”
Founded in 2008, Smart Chemical Solutions is a leading, fully integrated service provider of comprehensive chemical solutions and analytical services for:
Water treatment applications
Headquartered in Amarillo, Texas, Smart Chemical Solutions operates in the top oil and gas producing regions in the U.S., including the Permian Basin, DJ Basin, Eagle Ford, Four Corners, and Mid-Continent. The company provides a science-driven suite of solutions focused on optimizing its customers’ operational performance, from analysis to production.