Brenntag acquires Canadian chemical distributor Alpha Chemical
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Brenntag acquires Canadian chemical distributor Alpha Chemical

Brenntag has signed an agreement to acquire Alpha Chemical Ltd. Alpha Chemical, headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, a full-line chemical distributor with a focus on several key industries including oil & gas, mining, water treatment and aquaculture.

“Alpha Chemical has had an impressive track record of growth and high level of customer satisfaction over the past two decades. The company’s infrastructure, capabilities and personnel will support the expansion of our new Brenntag Essentials and Brenntag Specialties divisions in Canada. The acquisition will allow Alpha Chemical and Brenntag Canada to provide even stronger value to our customers and supply partners in Atlantic Canada,” said Lars Schneider, president of Brenntag Canada.

Anthony Gerace, managing director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Brenntag Group, explained the geographic advantages of the acquisition. 

“Alpha Chemical is a well-established business with a stellar reputation for quality and service in the region. In addition to providing ready access to the oil & gas offshore upstream market in Atlantic Canada, the state-of-the-art facility in Newfoundland will allow us to better service the other important regional markets as well. As the fourth acquisition in Canada in as many years it reinforces Brenntag’s strong commitment to the Canadian market.”

Currently, the acquired business generates annual sales of approximately USD12 million. Closing of the transaction is expected to be completed in early January 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.