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November 3 2023, David R Brown

Gemspring portfolio company, Shrieve Chemical acquires US industrial chemicals distributor, Gilbert & Jones

US-based Shrieve Chemical Company, a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital and a leading, value-added chemicals distributor, has announced the acquisition of Gilbert & Jones, a premiere distributor of industrial chemicals throughout North America, from the Gilbert family.

The Gilbert & Jones acquisition aligns perfectly with our long-term growth strategy and allows us to further diversify our product offerings

George Fuller
CEO of Shrieve Chemical Company

Established in 1991 by Chris Jones and George Gilbert, Gilbert & Jones supplies a broad product offering to customers across a range of industries and applications, including aerospace, water treatment, fasteners, automotive, electronics, and other industries. Based in New Britain, CT, the company maintains strategic partnerships with 200+ suppliers and 750+ loyal customers, and offers general industrial chemicals, branded proprietary chemicals and other related products and services.

“The Gilbert & Jones acquisition aligns perfectly with our long-term growth strategy and allows us to further diversify our product offerings and expand our reach into new markets. Together, we will capitalize on our collective strengths and capabilities to provide unparalleled service and solutions to our customers. We are excited to welcome the Gilbert & Jones team to the Shrieve family and are looking forward to our combined success,” commented George Fuller, CEO of Shrieve.

Gilbert & Jones Founder and CEO, George Gilbert, added, “Joining forces with Shrieve represents an exciting chapter for Gilbert & Jones. We have always been dedicated to delivering high quality products and services to our customers. With the support and resources of Shrieve, the existing G&J team is confident that we can take our long history of exceptional service and innovation to the next level.”

About Shrieve
Shrieve Chemical Company, based in The Woodlands, TX, is a leading, value-added chemicals distributor operating globally through a regional network of affiliate companies in the USA, UK and China supplying Shrieve's industrial chemicals, specialty lubricants, performance fluids and oil & gas product portfolios. Since its founding in 1978, Shrieve has leveraged its knowledge network to find the best match between suppliers, customer needs, and product applications. Through its four operating segments, Chemical Distribution, Specialty Lubricants and Enhancers, Energy Products and Services, and Custom Packaging, Shrieve markets over 700 products across more than 40 countries.

Source(s): Shrieve Chemical Company Press Release

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