Franklin Partners advises Electrochem Solutions of Silicon Valley in sale

Electrochem logo and Pioneer Metal Finishing logo

Pioneer Metal Finishing, LLC, a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners, has acquired Electrochem Solutions, Inc. (“Electrochem”).

Founded in 1982 and based in Union City, California, Electrochem is a leading metal finishing company in Silicon Valley. Electrochem provides a range of highly technical finishing solutions including gold plating, silver plating, anodizing, electroless nickel, and other services to clients primarily in the semiconductor fabrication equipment industry.

Chip Myers and Joel Fischer led the transaction on behalf of the owner.

“Pioneer is the right choice for Electrochem, our employees and customers. Pioneer is recognized as the ideal buyer for family and founder owned metal finishing businesses. I am confident Pioneer will be a great home for our employees and customers because of our shared goals and values.”

— David Rossiter, Owner & CEO, Electrochem Solutions, Inc.

About Pioneer Metal Finishing
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Pioneer specializes in providing outsourced metal processing services to customers across a range of industries including industrial, medical, aerospace & defense, automotive, consumer goods, semiconductor equipment and more. Pioneer has been serving its customers for 75 years and offers a range of processes including anodizing, plating, adhesive & coating applications as well as delivers strategic R&D support to our customers in order to develop new coating solutions designed to solve specific customer performance challenges. For more information, please visit

About Aterian Investment Partners
Aterian manages over $700 million of committed capital investing in industry-leading, middle market businesses. We support investments throughout an organization, from people to processes, equipment, technology and social governance, among others. For more information, please visit

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