MultiLayer Coating Technologies LLC

Watermill purchased the New Bedford, Massachusetts manufacturing campus from Polaroid under terms which included a one year operating contract to manufacture Polaroid’s iconic instant film. Watermill’s investment thesis was low-risk, high reward: we aimed to take advantage of the year-long runway provided by the Polaroid contract to try to establish stand-alone contract specialty coating opportunities. Ultimately contract volume was not sufficient to sustain long term business in this entrepreneurial endeavor. To date, asset sales have yielded a full return of debt capital plus and 8% return on invested equity. The New Bedford property remains in Watermill’s portfolio with expected total realization of 2x the original equity upon sale.