Align Capital Partners’ custom sealing solutions provider Marco Rubber & Plastics has acquired American Seal & Packing (AS&P), a distributor of specialty O-rings, seals, gaskets, and vee packing with a focus on specialty graphite-based products.
Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, AS&P serves over 750 customers across aerospace, utility, oil & gas, chemical, and wastewater end-markets, primarily through its online distribution platform. AS&P was founded by David Steadman in 1989, who will remain involved to ensure a successful transition.
AS&P expands Marco’s product depth and customer base while providing incremental growth opportunities across existing end markets. Specifically, AS&P’s flexible graphite and vee packing capabilities provide Marco’s customers with access to a broader product offering.
ACP acquired a majority stake in Marco Rubber & Plastics in February 2020 and has since completed five strategic add-ons. Marco will continue to pursue strategic acquisitions to augment the company’s current product offering and geographic reach. ACP Managing Partner Chris Jones, Vice President Matt Bowen, and Associate Ben Bryles worked alongside Marco’s management on the transaction.