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DKSH acquires specialty chemicals distributor Andreas Jennow

Friday, 10 July 2015

DKSH announced the acquisition of Andreas Jennow, a specialty chemicals distributor in Northern Europe.

DKSH, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, generated net sales of EUR 9.36 billion in 2014. Source: DKSH

DKSH, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, generated net sales of EUR 9.36 billion in 2014. Source: DKSH

With this move, DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials strengthens its geographic coverage in Europe, complements its market leadership in Asia and drives forward the consolidation of the chemical distribution industry.

Product flows from Europe to Asia

With its Business Unit Performance Materials, DKSH provides distribution services for its clients and suppliers in the chemical, personal care, pharmaceutical and food industries. In addition, DKSH offers sourcing services for specialty products from numerous markets across Asia, Europe and the Americas. Performance Materials is the only Business Unit of DKSH where product and service flows are managed from Europe to Asia and vice versa.

Founded in 1916 and with net sales of around EUR 28.65 million at sound profitability in 2014, Andreas Jennow is a leading specialty chemicals distributor and major supplier of raw materials in Northern Europe and in the Baltics. The company has activities in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Andreas Jennow offers the full product range for the specialty chemicals and personal care industries. The acquisition is immediately earnings accretive.

Win-win situation

Peter From, Managing Director of Andreas Jennow stated: "With this transaction, we create an ideal succession solution and a solid foundation for the future development of our almost 100-year-old company. DKSH’s global platform makes the company an ideal new owner. Beyond ensuring the successful continuation of our business, DKSH will provide our clients and customers the opportunity for regional expansion and access to a larger product portfolio.” Andreas Jennow’s well-regarded management team stays with DKSH, will lead the operations in the Nordics and in the Baltics and strengthens the Business Unit organisation further.

Thomas Sul, Co-Head Business Unit Performance Materials at DKSH, said: "The acquisition is an important milestone in complementing our position as a leading Market Expansion Services provider with pan-regional coverage not only in Asia but also in Europe. Through the acquisition we are able to provide our clients better access to the Nordics. In addition, Andreas Jennow’s clients can now use the international DKSH network which enables them to grow their business faster. This is a win-win situation for all clients and customers."

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