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Perstorp Group to be acquired by Petronas Chemicals Group

The company has a global sales presence, seven state-of-the-art manufacturing sites in Europe, the U.S. and China, and three research and development centers worldwide.

Perstorp Group to be acquired by Petronas Chemicals Group
Sitting from left, PCG Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Ir. Mohd Yusri Mohamed Yusof; and PAI Partner, Fabrice Fouletier. Standing from left, PCG Chief Financial Officer, Mohd Azli Ishak; Perstorp President and Chief Executive Officer, Jan Secher together with, PAI Partner, Ragnar Hellenius.

May 17, 2022

Specialty chemicals company, Perstorp Group, will be acquired by PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG). PCG signed a Securities Purchase Agreement to acquire the entire equity interest in Perstorp Holding AB. 

Jan Secher, president and CEO of Perstorp, said, “we are excited to become part of the PETRONAS family. I see a strong commonality in values and priorities for how to take our respective businesses forward, meeting the challenges and opportunities of the future. By tapping into PCG’s strength and market-leading position in the Asia Pacific region, we are confident that Perstorp can continue to develop into its next phase of growth. Being part of PCG means Perstorp gets the scale to increase the pace of innovation and accelerate our sustainable transformation, which is at the forefront of the chemical industry. PCG’s and Perstorp’s businesses complement each other very well.”

“Perstorp is an outstanding strategic fit for PCG and enables us to participate in attractive end-markets such as paints and coatings, construction, plastic additives, personal care and food, feed and nutrition, paints and coatings that share a robust growth outlook. This acquisition will also provide us critical talent, know-how, technological platforms and proven customer channels to address the pressing needs of the market for more eco-friendly and sustainable solutions,” said PCG managing director and CEO, Ir. Mohd Yusri Mohamed Yusof.

Established more than 140 years ago, Perstorp is a leading niche specialty chemicals player that develops sustainable solutions with a focus on the Resins & Coatings, Engineered Fluids and Animal Nutrition markets. The company has a global sales presence, seven state-of-the-art manufacturing sites in Europe, the U.S. and China (the 8th plant will be ready in India in 2023), and three research and development (R&D) centers worldwide with approximately 1,500 employees serving more than 2,600 customers globally. Perstorp is highly regarded among its customers for its product quality and application expertise, supply reliability, customer centricity and Pro-Environment products and solutions.

“We find Perstorp attractive for their expansive range of products, established customer base as well as their market leadership in selected chemicals, which are complementary to PCG. It is our intention to make Perstorp our growth platform in the Specialty chemicals field. With Perstorp’s holistic and innovative approach to reduce environmental impact in line with PCG’s aim for positive environmental and social contribution, we are confident that together we can accelerate our sustainability journey towards a circular economy and carbon neutrality by 2050,” concluded Ir. Mohd Yusri.

The acquisition values Perstorp Group at an enterprise value of EUR 2,300.0 million. The completion of the acquisition is subject to relevant regulatory and shareholders’ approvals.


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