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IMCD continues acquisition spree

IMCD, which had already made multiple acquisitions across the world, has announced two more in Mexico and a further one in Turkey. The company is the world’s fourth largest distributor of chemicals.

IMCD's Mexican affiliate, which was established in April to address the pharmaceuticals, food, nutrition and personal care industries, has acquired Millikan and Banner Química. Both are based in Mexico City, with combined revenues of $15 million and 60 employees in 2019.

New owner for Innophos

The board of Innophos Holdings has unanimously agreed to be acquired by private equity firm One Rock Capital Partners. The $32/share deal equates to a transaction value of about $932 million, including debt.

US buy for Italmatch

Italmatch Chemicals, a speciality chemicals company focused on additives for water and process treatment, oil and gas, industrial lubricants and plastics, has followed up previous acquisitions with Water Science Technologies (WST), which supplies chemicals and blends.

Advent buys ICE in Italy

Private equity investor Advent International has acquired Industria Chimica Emiliana (ICE) after 40 years of ownership by the Bortoli family, who developed the first laboratory bile acids.

UPL takes Arysta from renamed Platform

 

Indian agrochemicals firm UPL has completed the acquisition of Arysta LifeScince from the Florida-based speciality chemicals conglomerate Platform Specialty Products, in a $4.2 billion deal that was signed in July 2018. This followed the last regulatory approvals.

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