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Buyer for a surface chemicals manufacturer in Europe

Company to buy

  • Size: medium-sized business
  • Revenue: 2 -20 million EUR
  • Location of the target manufacturer: Europe
  • Reason for acquisition: The buyer company is interested to invest in a chemical company to acquire a new competence in a different chemical sector to their own.
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Overview of this buyer for a surface treatment chemical company in Europe

A central-European manufacturer and distributor of surface treatment chemicals started looking to acquire chemical manufacturer in Europe. The company is looking at targets that would complement its current production and distribution portfolio.  The company is looking at any country in Europe, but Portuguese firms will be preferred.

Profile (strategy) of the buyer for surface chemicals manufacturers/distributors

The buyer is a well-established manufacturer supplier of surface treatment chemicals to various industries. The company is based in central Europe and it has a strong position in its domestic market.

The buyer specialized in:

  • Deoxidizers
  • Cleaners
  • Electrolytic cleaning chemicals
  • Neutralizers
  • Metal baths
  • E-coatings
  • Abrasives etc.

The buyer is not a large company, however, it has high acquisition appetite, as they want to grow quickly. The bank financing will be involved, the buyer is ready to start the M&A project immediately after finding a suitable target.


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Activities and products of an ideal target

The management of the buyer is looking for interesting opportunities to develop the business in Europe and start operation in other chemical sectors. The buyer is, therefore, looking for any chemical company, not only surface chemicals manufacturers.

The buyer is interested in all European countries, but the company does have a preference for companies from Portugal.

Ideally, the target should be on a growth trajectory and have 1-5 million EUR in revenue, possibly higher but no more than 20 million EUR. The company should have its own manufacturing capability and its own distribution network in place.

Highlights of this buyer for a surface chemicals company 

  • The buyer is a surface treatment chemical company with an established presence in its home country
  • The buyer is scanning the market for any chemical company for sale
  • The buyer is ready to start the acquisition process right after a suitable target occurs

Information about this buyer for a surface chemicals company in Europe

Feel free to contact us for more information regarding this buyer for a surface chemicals manufacturer or distributor or if you know possible interested or suited parties. For more buyers of chemical companies please visit the section chemical companies wanted. For chemical companies for sale visit the section chemical companies for sale.


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