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Brenntag Acquires Prime Surfactants Limited

August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022
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Brenntag, a global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, acquired Prime Surfactants Limited.

WHO: Founded in 2011, Prime Surfactants is headquartered in Leeds, UK, and provides a portfolio of specialty and sustainable surfactants for various markets. The company is a leading distributor of specialty surfactants for the personal care and HI&I industries and other industry segments in the UK.

Brenntag is the global market leader in chemical and ingredient distribution. The Germany-based international company manages complex supply chains for chemical manufacturers and consumers by simplifying market access to thousands of products and services. It combines a global network with outstanding local execution. Brenntag operates a global network with about 700 locations in 78 countries with a global workforce of more than 17,000 employees.

WHY: Prime Surfactant's range of sustainable products characterized, for example, by RSPO certification or nature-based solutions, contribute to the Brenntag ESG Portfolio Steering Strategy.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Henri Nejade, member of the Management Board of Brenntag Group and COO Brenntag Specialties, 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, highlights, "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."


  • Brenntag, a global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, acquired Prime Surfactants Limited.
  • The acquired business estimates sales of approximately £22 million in the financial year 2022. 
  • Signing and closing of the transaction took place simultaneously.

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