MILWAUKEE, WI - Thomas C. Osborne has joined the investment banking firm of Grace Matthews Inc., where he will focus on coatings and specialty chemicals. John Beagle, Managing Director of the Milwaukee-based firm, made the announcement.
Osborne, former CEO of The Glidden Co. and ICI Paints North America, has more than 35 years of senior management experience in the chemicals industry. Earlier in his career, he was Vice President, Planning and Acquisitions for ICI and worked in mergers and acquisitions in both Europe and North America. Osborne has also served as CEO of the Tnemec Co., a leading protective coatings company, and as Chairman of the Board of the National Paint and Coatings Association, where he received the Association's highest honor, the George Baugh Heckel award.
"Tom's track record as a strategic thinker and proven operator in the coatings industry, paired with his practical, common-sense approach to business, forms a powerful combination," said Beagle, who leads Grace Matthews' chemicals group. "Grace Matthews' clients will benefit from Tom's in-depth knowledge of the industry, where his strong ties with chemical suppliers, coatings manufacturers, OEMs and big-box retailers are second to none."
Grace Matthews Inc. is a Milwaukee-based investment banking firm known for its expertise in advising corporate clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestments, business sales, financings and leveraged transactions in the chemicals, materials and related industries.