German chemical distribution outfit Brenntag has acquired British counterpart Prime Surfactants.
The company is a leading distributor of surfactants specialties for the personal care and HI&I (household, industrial & institutional cleaning ingredients) industries in the UK.
Founded in 2011, Prime Surfactants is headquartered in Leeds with estimated sales of around £22m in financial year 2022.
“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,” said Henri Nejade, member of the management board of Brenntag Group and chief operating officer 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,” he added.
Anthony Gerace, senior vice president M&A for Brenntag Group, said: “Prime Surfactants is dedicated to quality and technical support, has a strong brand recognition and deep-rooted supplier and customer relationships.
“We are excited about the fit within Brenntag Specialties and look forward to jointly leveraging these impressive capabilities.”