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Buyer for a chemical commodity distribution company in Europe

Company to buy

  • Size: Medium or large businesses
  • Revenue: 5 – 50 million EUR
  • Preferred location of the target: only European countries
  • Reason for acquisition: The buyer is an industrial chemicals distributor and producer; its management is continuously scanning the market for targets in the chemical distribution business 
  • #CFIE CHB038

Overview of this buyer for a chemical distribution company in Europe

A Scandinavian chemical company with a European presence has decided to invest in a chemical distribution company in Europe. The buyer will consider an acquisition of an established company with a good track record and customer portfolio.  Feel free to contact and we will introduce you to this potential buyer. 

Profile (strategy) of this chemical company buyer

The buyer is a very well-established business with over 100 years of history. The company is specialized in the distribution of a wide range of industrial chemicals, specialty chemicals and polymers. The focus of the company is on chemicals used in industry, in large volumes.

The company is supplying its customers with chemicals such as

  • antioxidants
  • UV stabilizers
  • Polymers
  • removal agents
  • wetting agents
  • powder coatings
  • thickener
  • dispersants
  • defoamers
  • coatings
  • elastomers
  • hydrocarbon resins etc.

The company has a large customer portfolio of chemical companies, in over ten countries of the world. The company is consistently growing and establishing presence also in multiple countries outside of Europe.

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Activities and products of a suitable target

The buyer is looking for companies, with activities in the distribution of chemicals – chemical commodities, specialty chemicals, or industrial chemicals. It would be preferred if the company was dealing with similar chemicals as the buyer (see above). 

It would be of high added value if the target supplied one or more of the following industries:

  • Paint industry 
  • Construction industry
  • Life sciences
  • Energy industry
  • Rubber industry
  • Other similar chemical industries

Geographically, there is no preference, where exactly the target should be based (only Europe though). The revenue of the company should exceed 5 million EUR to be interesting to the buyer. The target EBITDA is not specified, but the valuation of the company should reflect the profitability and future outlook of EBITDA. The buyer is not willing to invest in turnaround cases.

The buyer will be happy if the current owner or management stayed with the company in order to make a successful transition after the deal.

Highlights of this buyer for a chemical commodity distribution company in Europe

  • The buyer is looking for a company with a focus on chemicals distribution business (specialty chemicals, coatings, polymers, chemical commodities etc.)
  • The buyer is well established in Northern Europe, the target would benefit from this
  • The buyer is not looking actively, however, they are always open to considering acquisitions

Information about this chemical buyer

Feel free to contact us for more information regarding this buyer of chemical commodity distributors or if you know possible interested or suited parties. We know the chemical business and possible chemical acquisition targets. For more chemical company buyers, visit the section chemical company buyers on our page. For more chemical companies for sale, visit the section chemical companies for sale.


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