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Quantum Kapital AG to acquire BASF’s offset printing inks business in Maastricht

Monday, 19 March 2012

Quantum plans to continue the offset printing inks business at the Maastricht site.

According to BASF, the profitable printing inks business is expected to total sales of about EUR 60 million in 2012. Source: BASF SE

According to BASF, the profitable printing inks business is expected to total sales of about EUR 60 million in 2012. Source: BASF SE

Quantum Kapital AG, headquartered in St. Gallen, Switzerland, plans to acquire BASF’s offset printing inks business (IMEX) in Maastricht, Netherlands. The Swiss company is a financial investor specialized in the acquisition and the development of non-strategic businesses of large companies. The sale covers all the chemicals company’s offset printing inks activities and includes the transfer of all employees in Maastricht dedicated to the business. Currently 57 employees are working for the IMEX business. Quantum plans to continue the IMEX business at the Maastricht site. Legal closing of the transaction will be in the third quarter of 2012. According to the company, the profitable IMEX business is expected to total sales of about EUR 60 million in 2012 and is a supplier of heat set printing inks worldwide. At the Maastricht site BASF currently produces offset printing inks and pigment preparations for the plastics industry. The pigment preparations activities will be continued.

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