LSI launches as an independent global specialty chemicals business

LSI has launched as an independent business, following the completion of the carve out of Lonza Specialty Ingredients from Lonza Group. The company focuses on microbial control solutions.

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Marc Doyle has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of LSI, effective immediately. LSI is now held by Herens HoldCo Ltd., an entity controlled by private equity firms Bain Capital and Cinven.

LSI has a global team of 2,900 experts and is focused on strengthening the position of both the Microbial Control Solutions (MCS) and Specialty Products Solutions (SPS) businesses through strategic M&A opportunities and internal investment, particularly in innovation and its production assets.

Paints and coatings

LSI serves customers in end markets ranging from consumer-facing markets including health, hygiene and home and personal care, to industrial markets including paints and coatings, advanced composites, electronics and wood treatment.

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