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Partners Group, Kenner & Company, American Industrial Partners, their respective clients, and Dynacast International announced on January 9th the formation of the newly created entity, Form Technologies. Form Technologies will combine, and act as a corporate parent to, three world-leading precision component manufacturers in their respective market segments—Dynacast for precision engineered die casting, Signicast for investment casting, and OptiMIM for metal injection molding.

About Partners Group

Partners Group is a global private markets investment management firm with over EUR 37 billion (over USD 40 billion) in investment programs under management in private equity, private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt. The firm manages a broad range of customized portfolios for an international clientele of institutional investors. Partners Group is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and has offices in San Francisco, Houston, New York, São Paulo, London, Guernsey, Paris, Luxembourg, Milan, Munich, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, and Sydney. The firm employs over 700 people and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: PGHN) with a major ownership by its partners and employees.

About Kenner & Company

Based in New York, Kenner & Company, Inc. is a private equity firm founded in 1986 that specializes in acquiring middle-market industrial and manufacturing businesses. Having worked together for over 20 years, the firm’s principals have significant investing and operating experience, enabling them to provide strategic direction to generate long-term value. Kenner has been instrumental in assisting Dynacast management to accomplish its objectives.

About American Industrial Partners

American Industrial Partners (AIP) is an operationally-oriented middle market private equity firm that is distinctively focused on industrial businesses with operations in the United States or Canada. The AIP team has deep roots in the industrial economy and has been active in private equity investing since 1989. AIP has completed over 70 platform and add-on acquisitions and has raised approximately $4.0 billion of private equity capital. AIP’s diverse partnership group comprises many of the leading, global institutional investors including public and corporate pension plans, fund of funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, university endowments and other private and public funds.