R&D Coatings, Inc. has been acquired by Universal Woods

Copper Run advised R&D Coatings – R&D Coatings is a leading coatings manufacturer that specializes in the formulation, development and manufacturing of UV and EB curable finishes. R&D Coatings’ finishes serve a variety of commercial industrial coating applications in a multitude of industries.

Universal Woods, LLC, a portfolio company of Capital Partners, is the world’s leading manufacturer of hard-surface coated substrates for image sublimation and mezzanine decking. Originally founded in 1970 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, UW (www.universalwoods.com) designs, manufactures and distributes highly-engineered sublimation products that offer a premium image quality and long-lasting durability for applications in the professional photography and consumer gift markets, and performance-engineered flooring panels for heavy wear applications in multi-level distribution centers, warehouses, and self-storage facilities.

“Copper Run did a great job representing R&D Coatings,” said Buster Weinzerl, President of R&D Coatings. “Matt’s daily monitoring and coordinating was phenomenal. Copper Run helped us to achieve a conclusion that was more than what we had originally expected. We made a very good decision when we chose Copper Run for this project. Copper Run’s counsel, guidance, advice and hard work were invaluable and key to completing this transaction. Know that we will certainly be an advocate of Copper Run when given the chance.”

Andy Hays, President and Managing Director of Copper Run said, “We are excited to have worked with R&D Coatings, Universal Woods, and Capital Partners on a successful transaction. Capital Partners is a superb partner to help the combined Universal Woods and R&D Coatings sustain continued growth in the coming years and we look forward to watching the company further establish its position as a leader in the UV and EB finishes market.”