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Goldner Hawn Recapitalizes Terra Firma, Dowd & Guild, and Northspec Chemicals to create a premier North American specialty chemical distributor

Goldner Hawn is pleased to announce the new partnership created through the recapitalization of Terra Firma, Dowd & Guild, and Northspec Chemicals. Principals of all three market leaders remain significantly invested and the combined companies will deliver a truly “bespoke” specialty chemicals distributor, providing comprehensive sales coverage to the entire United States and Canada. The partnership further enhances each company’s ability to remain intensely focused on its customers’ formulary and logistical needs, helping them drive growth objectives and success in the marketplace.

 About Terra Firma, Dowd & Guild, and Northspec Chemicals
The three companies pride themselves on carefully curated product and technology portfolios that, while comprehensive, are also limited in number of supply partners to provide exceptional focus on technical selling at the laboratory level. The combined company has deep expertise in end markets including CASE, construction, and plastics, with several secondary markets including agrochemicals, ceramics, food, graphic arts, HI&I, lubricants, oil and gas, paper, personal care, rubber, and textiles. For more information, visit

About Goldner Hawn
Goldner Hawn was founded in 1989 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been a source of private capital to leading lower middle market companies for over 30 years. With an investment philosophy centered on the principle of partnership, Goldner Hawn seeks to back management teams of businesses with $5 million to $20 million of EBITDA in industries including specialty manufacturing, value-added distribution, consumer products and services, and outsourced business services. Goldner Hawn has made over 100 platform and add-on investments in companies with total transaction values exceeding $4 billion. For more information, call 612-338-5912 or visit