Our Team

Andrew Hinz

Managing Director

Andy Hinz, Managing Director, has more than 15 years of chemical investment banking experience and specializes in a variety of chemical sectors including adhesives and sealants, building products, coatings and resins, inks, petrochemicals, specialty ingredients and nutraceuticals, chemical distribution, and the plastics value chain. Andy is a regulator contributor to industry publications such as Coatings World, Plastics News, and Adhesives & Sealants Industry (ASI) Magazine, including his column “M&A Corner” in ASI, and has had numerous speaking engagements in the coatings and adhesives industry. Prior to joining Grace Matthews, Andy was an Equity Research Analyst with Robert W. Baird & Co.

Andy holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and received a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in Accounting and Finance. Andy received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as the first Grace Matthews Scholar.

Speaking Engagements

Leveraging Creative M&A Strategies
The American Coatings Association | Online
November 2022

Unlocking the True Value of Synergies in Chemicals M&A
The World Adhesive Conference
March 2022

M&A in the Coatings Value Chain
The American Coatings Association 
February 2018

Creating Value With Chemical Carve-Outs
IHS Chemical Week | Online
August 2016

Mergers and Acquisitions Webinar
Adhesives & Sealants Council | Online
June 2014

M&A in Adhesives & Sealants: PE vs. Strategic Buyers
Adhesives & Sealants Spring Convention | Orlando, FL
April 2014

Features & Articles

M&A Corner: Staying the Course
Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine, April 2023

M&A Corner: Looking Ahead: M&A Primed for Liftoff?
Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine  December 2020

M&A Corner: COVID-19 – The Black Swan
Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine  October 2020

From the Editor: Putting Things Together During a Pandemic
Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine  October 2020

INSIGHT: Private equity seeks chemicals deals amid tighter credit
ICIS  July 2020

Plastics M&A Looking to Bounce Back After a Virus-battered First Half
Plastics News  July 2020

INSIGHT: Chemicals M&A outlook tempered by coronavirus outbreak
ICIS  March 2020

A look into the adhesives & sealants market
Polymers Paint Colour Journal  March 2020

Searching for Adjacencies: Coatings consolidation enters a new phase amid demand declines
IHS Chemical Week  August 2019

2018 Review and Outlook
ASI: Mergers and Acquisitions in Adhesives & Sealants  November 2018

Adhesives and Sealants Market Update
Coatings World  November 2018

M&A Keeping A Strong Pace
Rubber News: Adhesives & Sealants  June 2018

Coatings Market: Primed for Growth
Coatings World; Written by Andy Hinz  May 2018

Raw Materials and Chemicals Roundtable
ASI Adhesives & Sealants Industry  February 2018

“Having worked as a public equities analyst at a major investment bank, I understand well that the values of publicly traded firms are set by impersonal market forces beyond any individual’s control.  What I like about the environment at Grace Matthews is that the role of ‘the market’ is not so clear cut.  A skilled advisor has the opportunity, as well as the challenge, to directly influence the value of a client’s business.”
– Andy Hinz

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