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December 29, 2008
Ellipse Capital Announces Equity Investment in J-B Weld Company

Ellipse Capital announced that it has completed an equity investment in J-B Weld Company (“J-B Weld”).  The transaction represents a partnership between Ellipse Capital, Boulder-based private equity firm Montis Capital, Chip Hanson, CEO, and other private investors.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

J-B Weld ( is the leading developer, marketer and distributor of the J-B Weld® brand of cold weld compounds and other specialty adhesive products.  Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company operates in multiple channels of the retail marketplace including national and regional automotive chains, home centers, hardware stores, mass merchants and farm stores.

Peter Gotsch, Managing Partner of Ellipse Capital, said, “We look forward to partnering with Chip Hanson and Montis Capital to build on J-B Weld’s history of product innovation.  J-B Weld’s customer base, distribution channel and strong brand are a natural fit with our experience.  Under Chip’s leadership, we believe the company will enjoy meaningful growth over the next several years.”

Ellipse Capital is a private investment firm focused exclusively on value-added distribution businesses across a broad range of end markets.  Ellipse sources and invests in growth oriented, lower middle market distribution businesses with enterprise values between $10-$75 million.

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