Germany’s Brenntag buys Prime Surfactants of Leeds

Germany-based chemicals and ingredients distribution firm Brenntag announced the acquisition of Leeds-based Prime Surfactants Limited.

Brenntag said Prime is “a leading distributor of surfactants specialties for the Personal Care and HI&I industries and other industry segments in the UK.”

Brenntag Specialties COO Henri Nejade said: “I look forward to welcoming our new colleagues from Prime Surfactants to the Brenntag family.

“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.”

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.”

Prime had estimated sales of £22 million in the financial year 2022.