Brenntag acquires Mexico's specialty chemical distributor Amco

09 January 2012 10:53  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Brenntag has acquired Amco Internacional, a specialty chemical distributor of aroma chemicals, essential oils and food ingredients, headquartered in Mexico City, it said on Monday.

The Germany-based chemicals distributor said the deal is part of a strategy to expand its flavours and fragrance business in Latin America.

“The acquisition of Amco Internacional will strengthen Brenntag’s position with a sophisticated portfolio of specialty products and services in the region,” said Peter Staartjes, president of Brenntag Latin America.

Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Family-owned Amco Internacional generated sales of about $20.2m (€16.0m) in 2011, Brenntag said.

By: Franco Capaldo
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