Grace Matthews Joins Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates

MILWAUKEE (January 20, 2014) – Grace Matthews, Inc. announced today its membership to the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), the leading international trade association representing the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry.

The Washington-based group supports chemical manufacturers with commercial and networking opportunities, advocates for the passage of rational laws and regulations, and works to increase public confidence in the industry.

“Grace Matthews has a deep understanding of chemical industry operations, as well as its markets and economics,” said John Beagle, Managing Director and Chemical Team Lead. “Our new membership in SOCMA will help us stay current on the latest news, issues and best practices for the industry and continue to effectively serve our clients.”

“We are pleased to welcome Grace Matthews as our newest member company and look forward to their active participation in the organization,” said SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan.
SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, the organization has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies and has a global membership of more than 220 companies. For more information on our services and products, please visit
Grace Matthews is a privately-held investment bank in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that specializes in advising companies, entrepreneurs, and private equity groups on middle-market mergers, acquisitions, business sales, recapitalizations, and management buyouts, specifically in the chemicals and materials industry.  Grace Matthews’ chemical and materials group is known globally for its expertise in providing strategic M&A advisory services to companies and business owners seeking to maximize value.  With roots dating back to the early 1990’s, Grace Matthews and its principals have completed over 100 transactions in the chemicals and materials industries worldwide.  For more on Grace Matthews, visit

Michelle Tveten, Marketing Coordinator

Grace Matthews’ goal is to help business owners, corporate managers, and other stakeholders unlock the value of their businesses by employing strategies that maximize value and achieve other business objectives.

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