SPARTANBURG, S.C.–Milliken & Company (“Milliken”), a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of materials science expertise, has formally acquired Encapsys, LLC (“Encapsys”), a world leader in microencapsulation, from the Cypress Performance Group LLC (“Cypress”). The transaction officially closed October 18, 2021.
“Our culture and values are a perfect fit, and we look forward to leveraging Milliken’s global capabilities to accelerate innovation and growth.”
“Moving the needle on sustainability requires big thinking and powerful collaborations. We’re thrilled to welcome Encapsys to Milliken,” said Halsey Cook, president and CEO for Milliken & Company. “Encapsys’s expertise coupled with our ability to scale will propel our efforts to deliver sustainable innovations for our customers.”
“Encapsys brings a unique combination of innovation, science and technology to the Milliken team,” adds Cindy Boiter, executive vice president and president of Milliken’s Chemical Business. “Enhancing our portfolio of specialty chemicals with global reach, this acquisition will accelerate sustainable solutions for the markets and customers we serve.”
As Encapsys integrates into Milliken, daily operations will continue without interruption, including relationships with existing suppliers and customers.
Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, Encapsys is a leader in microencapsulation technologies, which put a uniform polymeric shell around a core material at the micron level to create capsules. Microencapsulation has applications across industries and helps companies achieve more sustainable products by advancing responsible consumption and efficient delivery of active materials.
“Encapsys associates are excited to become a member of the Milliken team and welcome a world-class organization to Northeast Wisconsin,” stated Mary Goggans, president of Encapsys. “Our culture and values are a perfect fit, and we look forward to leveraging Milliken’s global capabilities to accelerate innovation and growth.”
Milliken was represented by legal advisor Jones Day and financial advisor J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. BofA Securities, Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as financial advisors, and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP acted as legal advisor to Encapsys.
Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, specialty chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at milliken.com and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Headquartered in Appleton, WI, Encapsys is a worldwide recognized innovator in microencapsulation. Encapsys is the patented inventor of microencapsulation and has been providing innovative solutions to partners in home care, personal care, agriculture, textiles, bedding and carbonless paper for over 65 years. To learn more about Encapsys, please visit www.encapsys.com.
About The Cypress Performance Group LLC
Encapsys has been owned since 2015 by The Cypress Performance Group. Cypress is a holding company founded by George Sherman focused on value-added manufacturing or industrial service businesses. Cypress helps companies implement their strategic plan by using its business system to focus on growth and operational efficiency while developing industry leading practices to improve customer experience and delivering shareholder value.
Betsy Sikma, Milliken