Brenntag acquires UK distributor Prime Surfactants Limited
Brenntag, the global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, has acquired Prime Surfactants Limited. The company is a leading distributor of surfactants specialties for the Personal Care and HI&I industries and other industry segments in the UK.
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Leeds, UK, Prime Surfactants provides an excellent portfolio of specialty surfactants for customers in the UK, with offerings for a wide variety of markets. These also include a range of sustainable products that are characterized, for example, by RSPO certification or nature-based solutions, which contributes to the Brenntag ESG Portfolio Steering Strategy, the company said.
“Prime Surfactants is dedicated to quality and technical support, has a strong brand recognition and deep-rooted supplier and customer relationships,” said Anthony Gerace, senior vice president, M&A for the Brenntag Group. “We are excited about the fit within Brenntag Specialties and look forward to jointly leveraging these impressive capabilities.”
The acquired business estimates sales of approximately GBP22 million (USD25.8 million) in fiscal year 2022. Signing and closing of the transaction took place simultaneously.
“I look forward to welcoming our new colleagues from Prime Surfactants to the Brenntag family,” said Henri Nejade, member of the Management Board of Brenntag Group and COO, Brenntag Specialties. “The company has developed a leading position for surfactants in the personal care market in the UK and is a great addition to our personal care and HI&I business unit of Brenntag Specialties. This acquisition enhances our product and service offering to customers in the UK and underlines our ambition to further strengthen the specialties business of our focus industries.”