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Competition concerns for Univar’s acquisition of Quaron

The news that global chemical distributor, Univar, is to purchase Dutch-owned Quaron could raise some eyebrows amongst competition authorities in France, according to Marc Fermont of consultancy Districonsult. He says the merger would leave only two major chemical distributors in France, both with revenues above E500m. As he says, “the French market for industrial chemicals could be moving from […]

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Brenntag IPO draws near?

Here at ICIS we’ve been tracking progress towards an initial public offering for several months. I suspect this may be getting closer, or if not an IPO then some sort of M&A (merger and acquisition) activity. This is because the company has become exceptionally and unusually quiet in recent weeks. Brenntag is usually extremely keen to get […]

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Allandis a new force in European polymer distribution

Allandis, a new pan-European leader in polymer distribution, is to be launched in the first quarter of 2010, according to Peter Fields, its creator.Financing is in place and a series of acquisitions over the next 18 months will create a major player in European polymer distribution, said Fields, formerly chief operating officer at European distributor […]

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What does Brenntag reorganisation in Germany mean?

German distributor Brenntag said this week it is establishing a new sales region in Southern Germany located in Nuremberg, Bavaria, effective July 1, 2009.“As a strategic step Brenntag GmbH, part of Brenntag Group, has terminated the Joint Venture Staub & Co. Chemiehandelsgesellschaft mbH. In addition Brenntag GmbH will take over the activities of Biesterfeld Chemiedistribution […]

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Brenntag responds to German cartel investigation

Today I spoke to Steve Holland, Brenntag Europe‘s CEO. He assured me the investigation (see earlier entry) is routine. He said the jv had been approved by competition authorities which now want to check that it meets the latest regulations. “When this jv was formed over 10 years ago it went to the German authorities […]

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Krahn Chemie signs distribution deal

Germany, Hamburg-based distributor Krahn Chemie is to distribute rubber chemical products for NOCIL, which was spun out of Monsanto, according to Chemie.de Krahn Chemie operates across Europe, including Hungary, Poland and the former Yugoslavia region.“In the past years, NOCIL has proven to be a very reliable supplier to the rubber industry”, says Helmut Waibel – […]

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Brenntag probe: what will the impact be on its other regions?

I recently interviewed Clare Waters, managing director of Brenntag UK and wrote up an article on the group’s growth aspirations. Yesterday’s report makes me wonder what the impact of this investigation will be on the wider Brenntag group in CEE and elsewhere.Here is the report in full: German Bundeskartellamt expands antitrust investigations According to reliable […]

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Cartel bureau questions for Brenntag and others

According to industry contacts there are questions from cartel regulators in Germany for Brenntag and others. Will there be an impact on their activities in Eastern Germany and CEE?

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