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Buyer a specialty chemicals trading company in Western Europe

Company to buy

  • Size: small-sized businesses
  • Target revenue: up to 10 million EUR
  • Preferred location of the target: Western Europe or another EU country
  • Reason for acquisition: The management of the buyer is looking for an acquisition to expand its product portfolio
  • #CFIE CHB057

Overview of this specialty chemical trading company in Europe wanted

The management of a medium-sized chemical company is looking for potential companies that are active in the same industry but have a different product portfolio. The buyer company generates approx. 5 million EUR in revenue, but it has the funds ready to acquire smaller or equally sized companies.

Profile (strategy) of this specialty chemical distributor buyer

The buyer is a well-established company specialized in international marketing and distribution of specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates. The company is based in Western Europe and has been in the business for more than 20 years. 

The main activity of the buyer is the distribution of specialty chemicals and specialty chemicals equipment. The buyer is specialized in supplying chemicals into the following sectors.

  • Agriculture 
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Process techniques
  • Rubber & plastic
  • Flavours & fragrances
  • Lubricants 
  • Paints 
  • Personal care

The company already has a wide portfolio of products offered, however, they are constantly looking to extend it more. The product portfolio includes for example:

  • rubber & plastic chemicals
  • oil drilling chemicals
  • cosmetic ingredients
  • lubricants and greases
  • agrochemicals
  • paints & dyestuffs
  • pheromones
  • corrosion inhibitors
  • field water treatment chemicals
  • sebacic acids

The buyer has already analyzed few targets in Europe, however, the transaction has not been made yet. The buyer is ready to bring synergies to the target, as the combination of product portfolio would benefit customers of the target as well as the buyer's company customers.


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Activities and products of the target company 

The management of the buyer decided to expand the portfolio of the products they offer, via performing acquisition of another specialty chemicals trading company. 

The buyer is looking mainly for products our company is not yet dealing with (see the buyer's product portfolio above). 

The number of employees is not decisive, the fewer employees the better. The revenue of the target should be between 1 and 10 million EUR per year with projection to grow constantly year-to-year. Smaller companies with revenues up to 3 million EUR will be preferred. The buyer focuses on established companies, with a successful track record and good references.

Highlights of this specialty chemical distributor buyer

  • The buyer is looking for a distributor company specialized in specialty chemicals which will help the buyer to grow 
  • The buyer is looking at Western European countries such as Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland etc.
  • The target should have revenue between 1M and 10M EUR and should be profitable

Information about this specialty chemical trading company buyer

Feel free to contact us for more information regarding this buyer of the chemical distributor for specialty chemicals 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.


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.