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Buyer for a specialty chemicals trading business

Company to buy

  • Size: medium-sized business
  • Revenue: 3 – 20 million EUR
  • Preferred location of the target: Europe
  • Reason for acquisition: The management of the buyer decided to step in the European market of specialty chemicals and grow by external acquisitions 
  • #CFIE CHB036

Overview of this buyer of this specialty chemicals trading company

The management of a chemical company based in the UK is looking at the continental European market of specialty chemical trading companies for sale. The management of this company, with the help of CFIE, would like to engage in conversations with owners of suited targets if they see a match. Contact us so we can assess if your company is suited for this buyer.

Profile (strategy) of this specialty chemicals trading company’s buyer

The buyer is a successful company, specialized in the field of chemical trading and distribution. The company is among the largest players in the specialty chemicals sector in the UK. The company has a history of more than 30 years, during this time it has grown organically. Now the management decided to start growing outside of the UK, by M&A.

The company is focused on trading with products like:

  • Aromatics
  • Glycols
  • Acetone
  • Styrene
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Acetic Acid
  • Resins etc.

The company is exporting a distributing these chemicals to multiple countries including countries in Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East. The company already has an office in continental Europe, however, the company is just a sales office. 

The company has a stable network of customers, the target would surely benefit from access to these customers.

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Activities and products of an ideal target

The management of the buyer company decided to acquire a small or middle-sized company in the specialty chemicals sector. The buyer is looking for distributors, trading companies, and wholesalers, manufacturing companies are of lower interest.

The specialization of the target should be on one of the specializations mentioned above – speciality chemicals, aromatics, resins, glycols etc. The buyer is open also to other specializations, and ready to consider other types of chemical trading companies (construction chemicals, finishing chemicals…).

Geographically it would be preferred if the company was from the EU. The buyer will focus on established companies, with a successful track record and customer portfolio. It would be great if the company served different industries as the buyer, so synergies would apply after the transaction.

The acquisition would be financed from the buyer's own resources.

Highlights of this specialty chemicals trading company wanted

  • The buyer is a successful chemical trading company, with plans to expand in continental Europe
  • The buyer is looking for targets with stable customer network
  • The target should have revenue between 3 and 20 million EUR and have preferably positive EBITDA in last years

Information about this buyer of a specialty chemicals trading company

Feel free to contact us for more information regarding this buyer of the chemical trading company or if you know possible interested or suited parties. For more chemical company buyers, visit the section chemical company buyers. For more chemical companies for sale, visit the section chemical companies for sale.


Note: CFIE only works with formal companies. We do get a lot of requests and it is difficult to follow up on all inquiries from visitors to our website. For each company, we assess the likelihood of a future transaction. We only get back to you if we see a realistic opportunity to do a future acquisition or business sale. In order to increase your chances of receiving a reply as an individual, please explain as much as possible about your personal background, strategy and fit with the target. There is also a possibility that your details will be kept on file and we will get back to you once there is an opportunity to do a transaction. CFIE can’t guarantee you will receive an answer to your request.