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Chinese buyer for specialty chemical companies in Europe

Company to buy

  • Size: large-sized or mid-sized
  • company business Revenue: 10 . . . 50 million EUR
  • Target valuation: 50 million – 300 million EUR (Enterprise Value) 
  • Reason for acquisition: A global leader in Building Blocks for Construction Chemicals is trying to strengthen and expand its position in the specialty chemicals industry. The management of the buyer is following its strategic growth plan, which includes establishing a position in Europe via M&A
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Overview of this buyer for a specialty chemicals company

CFIE was contacted by a Chinese EO Producer who is interested in buying a business in Europe. Management of a leading chemical company based in China is trying to strengthen and expand its position in the specialty chemicals industry. The management of the buyer is following its strategic growth plan, which includes establishing a position in Europe via M&A.

Profile (strategy) of this buyer for a specialty chemicals company 

The buyer is a producer of Ethylene Oxide and is specialized in Ethylene Oxide-based Building Blocks for Polycarboxylate Ethers used as a key component in modern admixtures. In addition, the company owns the technology to produce Ethylene Carbonate as well as Polyethylene Glycol for Pharma and cosmetic applications.

The company is based in China and is looking for acquisitions in order to establish its presence in the European market. The buyer management offers the target company the opportunity to grow under a well-established chemical company, with opportunities to get in the Chinese market, where the buyer has an outstanding position as the market leader in EO macromonomers.

The specialty chemicals company in Europe should have revenue of at least 50 million EUR. The buyer has more than 35 years of history, and during its operation, it has completed more than 10 acquisitions in China. The buyer is open for discussions with any target suiting its preferences even partially and will be happy to consider any offer in one of its preferred business areas.

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Activities and products of a suitable target

The buyer is looking for acquisitions, where they can acquire a controlling stake, 51%+ share in the company. Financially, the target should generate at least 5 million EUR of EBITDA per year, to be of interest to the buyer. The target should have a potential for accelerated growth after the acquisition and with the capital invested by the partners.

The buyer would trust the existing successful management team, however, involve also professional experts to help the company to grow, gain leading market positions, and generate high added value. The target should be involved in industries and business areas like:

  • EO/PO-Derivatives EO and EO/PO Macromonomers
  • Construction Chemicals
  • Pharma Excipients
  • Cosmetics
  • Disinfection
  • Industrial
  • Home Care Polyurethane chemicals
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Packaging
  • Plastic processing
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Polymer additives
  • Rubber additives
  • Ultra-High-Pressure PE
  • PE-Acrylic Copolymers
  • Grinding Aids for the cement industry
  • Pigment- and Coatings
  • Water Treatment
  • Agrochemicals
  • Battery Material chemicals etc.

The preferred location of the target is any country in Europe. The buyer prefers Nordic countries.

The buyer has enough capital for large acquisitions of up to 300 million EUR; in case of higher valuations and special cases, the acquisition would involve co-investment with bank debt or partner equity funds. The M&A project can start right after the buyer finds a target suiting its preferences.

Highlights of this specialty chemicals company in Europe wanted

  • The buyer is a successful Chinese chemicals company with a strong position in Asia
  • The buyer has a strong footprint and position outside of Europe, the target could benefit from it
  • The buyer is interested in controlling stake 51% and more

Information about this buyer for a specialty chemicals company 

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