OpenGate Capital has refinanced EverZinc, a global leading zinc chemicals specialist

Lincoln International acted as the exclusive debt advisor to EverZinc and supported all aspects of the financing process including lender approach, preparation of marketing documents and structuring and negotiating of the financing. By running a competitive process amongst banks and debt funds, Lincoln International was able to support OpenGate Capital and EverZinc in determining the optimal financing structure and securing the best financing terms.

EverZinc, an OpenGate Capital portfolio company headquartered in Liège, Belgium, is a global leader in the production of zinc materials with four product lines: fine zinc powders, zinc oxide, zinc powders for batteries and Zano®, an ultrafine zinc oxide. EverZinc operates manufacturing sites in Belgium, Canada, China, the Netherlands, Norway and Malaysia.

EverZinc processes more than 195,000 tons of materials of which 40% are recycled and refined at ten production sites to serve its growing global customer base. EverZinc products are used in a wide variety of applications including, but not limited to, anti-corrosion paints, tires, pharma/chemicals, ceramics and glass, sunscreen and alkaline batteries.

OpenGate Capital is a global private equity firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California and Paris, France that focuses on the acquisition and optimization of underperforming businesses in the lower middle market throughout North America and Europe. With a strategic international presence and a focus on corporate carve-outs and complex situations, OpenGate`s expertise allows it to realize a seller’s divestiture objectives while mitigating the risks associated with carving out non-core divisions.

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