Malvern, Pennsylvania

FOUNDED in 1831, Ecovyst (formerly known as PQ Corporation) is a leading worldwide producer of specialty inorganic performance chemicals, catalysts and engineered glass beads for the consumer, refining, specialty plastics, transportation safety and industrial markets and the leading U.S. provider of sulfuric acid catalyst recycling services for oil refineries.


Original Investment


CCMP III 2014 Realized

Partnered with management team of a leading global inorganic chemical business to accelerate growth and implement efficiency initiatives and created sales and cost synergies through the merger with CCMP III portfolio company, Eco Services

CEO Corner

“We are excited to partner with CCMP, a group I have known for over 20 years and partnered with in two prior investments.  I believe their extensive experience and expertise will add lasting value to PQ.”

Mike Boyce, Former Chairman

CEO Corner

“I’ve been working with the CCMP team since 2007.  I can’t stress enough the value of CCMP’s dual model of having partners with both operating and financial backgrounds.  Collaborating with partners who have also been CEOs is invaluable, and clearly, their financial expertise is critical especially in the case of an IPO.”

Jim Gentilcore, Former Chairman PQ & Former CEO Edwards

Edwards Group

Growth Plan

Product line extensions & new products Address global megatrends with products
Operational excellence Sales & cost synergies from Eco Services merger