NEW YORK – Buckingham Capital Partners II, L.P. has acquired ISOCHEM, Inc. of Lockport, NY, a U.S. subsidiary of GROUPE SNPE, Paris. The company is being renamed VanDeMark Chemical Inc., taking the name from the company’s founding years. GROUPE SNPE purchased VanDeMark Chemical in November 1999.

With a customer base encompassing North America, Europe and Asia, VanDeMark manufactures phosgene, phosgene derivatives, and custom and proprietary chemicals. In addition, its proprietary p-toluenesulfonyl isocyanate (PTSI) is used to remove moisture during the manufacture of coatings, adhesives and sealants to enhance the quality and extend the shelf life of the end products.

Buckingham Capital Partners II, L.P. makes control equity investments in leveraged buyouts of lower middle-market companies based in the United States. Buckingham has now acquired control of eight profitable businesses over the past two years with aggregate sales exceeding $220 million, including Fuller Brands and CPAC Imaging.