Cosmetics & Personal Care

Vantage Specialty Chemicals to acquire LEUNA-Tenside

H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with $30 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Vantage Specialty Chemicals Holdings, a leading, vertically-integrated provider of naturally derived ingredients, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire LEUNA-Tenside.

LTG is a leading manufacturer of high quality, specialty surfactants sold throughout Europe and globally. Located in Leuna, Germany, the company is focused on small volume, niche products supported by flexible manufacturing capabilities. LTG’s product portfolio includes anionic surfactants, nonionic surfactants, and emulsifiers that are based on naturally derived ingredients and are used in a diversified range of end markets including personal care, soaps and detergents, industrial cleaning, lubricants, and paints and coatings.

“The acquisition of LTG is a transformational transaction for Vantage that provides us with a strategic manufacturing footprint in Europe,” commented Tiffany Kyllmann, Chief Strategy Officer of Vantage. “LTG’s production facility is attractively located in Germany with products and chemistries that are similar to those of Vantage. We truly believe this efficient production facility and impressive technology, in combination with the European footprint, will allow us to better serve our global customer base.”

“We are very excited to add LTG to the Vantage platform,” commented Keval Patel, Managing Director at H.I.G. “This transaction fits our core strategic plan of expanding our manufacturing footprint globally with a core focus on the specialty personal care and food ingredients market. We are very excited to partner with the LTG team as we grow our European business.”

LTG is the third add-on acquisition that Vantage has completed since H.I.G. acquired the Company in October 2017.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close by year-end 2018.