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Specialty chemical distributor in Europe wanted

Company to buy

  • Size: small or medium sized business
  • Revenue: EUR >10M
  • 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 distribution business presence into other industries
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Overview of this specialty chemical distributor in Europe wanted

The management of a chemical company operating in the specialty chemicals market is looking for an opportunity to enter food and cosmetics sector by the acquisition of an established company for sale. The buyer is looking mainly in Western European countries and for companies with a sustainable level of positive EBITDA. 

Profile (strategy) of this specialty chemical distributor buyer

The buyer is a well-established company with extensive experience in the distribution of chemical products as intermediaries. For more than 20 years, the company is providing and distributing high-end quality products to its clients with great success. The company also distributes equipment in industrial processes such as mixers and pumping equipment. 

The main activity of the buyer is the distribution of specialty chemicals and industrial equipment. The buyer started its activity in the industrial sector as:

  • Paint
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Detergency
  • Petroleum

Currently, the buyer has an interest in the cosmetic and food sector because the management has a vision of a possible productive development of cosmetics and foods distribution with basic raw materials from South America. The buyer will be happy if the assistance of the seller (current owner) will last at a minimum of one to two years after the deal.

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Activities and products of the target specialty chemical distributor 

The management of the buyer decided to find a distributor with two components: a distribution of chemicals basic products/specialties applied to any market sector and another with the chemical specialties represented. The buyer is looking for target specialized in the distribution of goods in the intermediate level, or of elaborate products finished. The buyer is more focused on the cosmetics and food sector, although other application sectors are possible. 

The preferred target countries include: 

  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Italy
  • France

Other countries of the EU will also be considered.

The number of employees is not decisive, as the buyer prefers the use of technology (IT) for technical and commercial processes in routine business activities. The revenue of the target should be between 1 and 10 million EUR 10 per year with projection to more than 15% year-on-year. Ideal target should have annual EBITDA greater than 15%. The buyer focuses on established companies, with a successful track record and good references.

The buyer plans to invest in commercial and technical personnel o the target after the acquisition, to facilitate growth and following up the requirements of the target’s customers. 

Highlights of this specialty chemical distributor buyer

  • The buyer is looking for distributor company specialized in specialty chemicals which will help the buyer to grow.
  • The buyer is aiming to become the leader in its segment.
  • The target should have revenue between 1M and 10M EUR.

Information on the specialty chemical distributor 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 company buyers on our page. For more chemical companies for sale, visit the section chemical companies for sale.