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Kymera International Acquires AmeriTi Manufacturing, LLC

Addition of AmeriTi to Enhance and Compliment Kymera’s Titanium Product Offerings

Research Triangle Park, NC, April 6, 2022 – Kymera International (“Kymera”), a global leading specialty materials company, announced today that it has closed its transaction with AmeriTi Manufacturing Company (“AmeriTi”), acquiring substantially all their 1assets. Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, AmeriTi is a leading manufacturer of value-added ferrotitanium, titanium sponge, titanium powders, and specialty forms.

“AmeriTi is a growing company led by a talented, dedicated employee base that culturally aligns with our mission and objectives to be the leading manufacturer of specialty materials that shape the future,” said Barton White, CEO of Kymera. We believe this is a synergistic acquisition that will give our combined company strong technical and commercial resources to help fuel our growth in the aerospace, medical, defense, and industrial markets.”

“The sale of AmeriTi to Kymera is an exciting next step for the business. Kymera and AmeriTi together will continue to build the product lines and grow into new areas. The combined business will be able to build on its titanium experience and knowledge, and maintain its strong customer focus and service,” said Bob Swenson, the owner of AmeriTi for 25 years.

“We are thrilled to help support the acquisition of AmeriTi, Kymera’s fifth to date under Palladium’s ownership, and second completed over the last 3 months,” said Adam Shebitz, a Partner at Palladium. “The addition of AmeriTi will help to realize Kymera’s 5-year business plan to diversify into new, margin accretive, and growing end markets.” Kymera is Palladium’s third specialty materials platform, and these acquisitions bring the total investments in specialty materials, including follow-ons, to 29 across the last four funds.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Kymera International, LLC
Kymera International can trace its roots back to the 1800s and today is a market leading specialty materials company focused on non-ferrous powders, granules, and pastes including aluminum, copper, tin, tantalum, titanium, and their alloys as well as vanadium, niobium, and molybdenum master alloys. Kymera sells its technically developed products into a wide variety of end markets, including aerospace, medical, electronics, chemical, specialty auto, and numerous industrial applications. Kymera International has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Australia, Europe, and Asia.

About AmeriTi Manufacturing Company
AmeriTi Manufacturing Company is an integrated manufacturer of titanium metallurgical products. AmeriTi is a producer of a wide array of titanium products and also processes recycled products for the titanium industry. AmeriTi produces titanium metallurgical products for use by the producers of titanium, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and powder metallurgy products. AmeriTi is based in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

About Palladium Equity Partners, LLC
Palladium is the oldest minority-owned private equity buyout firm in the industry with over $3 billion of assets under management. The firm seeks to acquire and grow companies in partnership with founders and experienced management teams by providing capital, strategic guidance, and operational oversight. Since its founding in 1997, Palladium has invested over $3 billion of capital in 38 platform investments and 149 add-on acquisitions, realizing 22 of these platform investments. The firm focuses primarily on buyout equity investments in the range of $50 million to $150 million. The principals of the firm have a meaningful experience in consumer, services, industrials, and healthcare businesses, with a special focus on companies they believe, will benefit from the growth in the U.S. Hispanic population. Palladium is based in New York City.

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1 AmeriTi’s parts business known now as TriTech Titanium Parts, is not included in the transaction.