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Buyer for a large specialty chemical manufacturer in Europe

Company to buy

  • Size: large-sized business
  • Revenue: 30-500 million EUR
  • Preferred location of the target: EU country preferably
  • EBITDA: Companies with an EBITDA up to around 200 million EUR would be possible targets
  • Reason for acquisition: The management of the buyer wants to grow its percentage of specialty chemicals compared to its other chemical business in order to diversify
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Overview of this buyer for a specialty chemicals company in Europe

The management of a global chemical group is looking at European companies, focused on specialty chemicals, with the goal of diversification of its activities. The management of the buyer is open to any European acquisition opportunity in the specialty chemical sector with at least 30 million EUR in revenue. Please contact us so we can get you in touch with this buyer.

Profile (strategy) of this specialty chemical company buyer

The buyer is a strong industrial group of companies active in the energy sector, headquartered in Asia with multi-billion euro revenue and profit figures. The group is consisting of more than 20 large chemical manufacturers and has a global presence.

The company is going through a transition phase, currently, the management wants to enlarge its existing chemical position (sales of more than 3.5 billion euro, mainly petrochemical-based, more than 4000 FTE) substantially into “future-proof” specialty chemicals from the current 5% to 25% of sales.

Europe is a place where they expect to find such a venture. The buyer plans to make a new investment through the acquisition of a well-established chemical manufacturing company based in Europe. The target company should have a unique position in the chemical manufacturing field with ideally, large synergies to the Asian marketplace.

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Activities and products of a suitable target 

The company is looking for an experienced specialty chemicals manufacturer with a good track record. The ideal target should have unique chemical expertise. The buyer seeks to invest as a majority shareholder and support the company in further growth in the Asian marketplace.

The ideal revenue of a target should be between 50 million and 300 million euro The buyer is strong, the total investment amount can be up to 2 billion euro.

The preferred activities of the ideal target would be in the fields of surfactants, coatings, feed additives or construction chemicals. The buyer will look at targets from all of Europe (preference for Western Europe and EU countries).

The buyer is looking for specific high-quality chemical manufacturing knowledge that can be used in its home base (Asia). The first priority of a target company is the added value, especially in the quality of its chemical products. Secondly, these should be used for growing Asian chemical markets.

Highlights of this buyer for a specialty chemicals company in Europe

  • The buyer presents a strategic opportunity to become a part of an experienced and dynamic company focused to expand in the specialty chemical and related markets globally
  • The target business can get support from this buyer to grow the revenue base significantly in Asia
  • There is a strong preference to keep the management and employees in place and increase the global presence
  • The buyer is able to provide capital for active expansion plans in innovation and ‘green chemicals’

Information on this buyer for a specialty chemicals manufacturer

Feel free to contact us for more information regarding this buyer of specialty chemical companies in Europe 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 companies wanted on our page. For more chemical companies for sale, visit the section chemical companies for sale.


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