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Buyer for a specialty chemicals trading company

Company wanted

  • Size: preferably large businesses
  • Revenue: 10 -50M EUR
  • Preferred location of the target: Europe
  • Reason for acquisition: The board of the buyer decided to step further in the market of specialty chemicals and grow by external acquisitions 
  • #CFIE CHB013

Overview of this buyer of this specialty chemicals trading company

The management of a very large chemical conglomerate is looking at European market with chemical trading companies for sale and they are highly acquisitive. The management of the company, with the help on an M&A advisor, would like to engage in conversations with suited buyers as soon as possible. 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 globally present company, one of the leading distributors of specialty chemicals and formulations. The company has a broad experience with serving multiple market segments. The company is focused on trading with products like:

  • Paints
  • Coatings
  • Specialties
  • Polymers 

The company has clients all over the world but has a focus on Asian countries. The buyer company is financially strong, with revenues of multiple billion EUR and large EBITDA levels and has been highly regarded in its field for more than 40 years. The acquisition would be financed from its own resources. The buyer is specialized in serving industries like

  • Consumer goods
  • Luxury goods
  • Food and beverage
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Infrastructure
  • Textile
  • Healthcare

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Activities and products of an ideal target

The management of the company is committed to acquiring companies in the specialty chemicals sectors. The buyer is looking for manufacturers, distributor or trading companies.

The specialization of the target should be on one of the specializations mentioned above - paints and coatings, polymers or similar chemicals. The preferred geographical location is central or Western Europe; however, it can be also in other EU or non-EU countries as well as the UK.

Financially, the company should have annual revenues more than 10M EUR, the top limit is not defined, larger acquisitions would also be possible with bank financing. The buyer focuses on established companies, with a successful track record and good references.

In order to give the target an indication of the valuation, the buyer will need to know mainly EBITDA levels and unique selling points, such as exclusive distribution rights or similar advantages. The history of the buyer includes completing multiple successful acquisitions in Europe which prove that the buyer is a good partner for strategic long-term growth.

Highlights of this specialty chemicals trading company wanted

  • The buyer is a large global conglomerate, which would help the target grow further after the acquisition
  • The buyer is one of the leading companies in specialty chemicals segment
  • The target should have revenue between 10M and 50M EUR with stable and positive EBITDA margins

Information on 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 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.