Brenntag Buys UK Surfactants Business

24.08.2022 - Brenntag has acquired Prime Surfactants in the UK for an undisclosed sum. Headquartered in Leeds, the company is a leading distributor of surfactant specialties for the personal care and household, industrial & institutional (HI&I) industries, among other segments, in the UK.

“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,” said Henri Nejade, member of the management board of Brenntag Group and chief operating officer of  Brenntag Specialties.

Prime Surfactants is estimated to generate sales of approximately £22 million this year. Signing and closing of the transaction took place simultaneously.

Brenntag has bought other UK businesses in past years. In January 2021, it took over ICL Packed, a specialist in distributing packaged chemicals for water treatment, and in December 2017, the German multinational group acquired Kluman and Balter, and A1 Cake Mixes which specialized in bakery ingredients and confectionary mixes.

Author: Elaine Burridge, Freelance Journalist