October 19 2020

Brenntag to acquire Comelt and Aquadepur in Italy

Expansion into Activated Carbon based Water and Air Purification Applications for Brenntag

Global chemical distributor Brenntag AG (Essen, Germany) announced  that the group has signed an agreement to acquire Comelt S.p.A. (Cernusco sul Naviglio (MI) – Italy) and its subsidiary Aquadepur S.r.l. (Cogliate (MB), Italy) for an undisclosed sum.  According to the announcement, the two businesses focus on the processing, marketing, and distribution of Activated and Re-activated Carbon for different applications such as Water Filtration and Purification of Air and Flue Gas. Included in the transaction are warehouses and a laboratory located in Northern Italy.


The acquired business generated sales of approx. EUR 31 mn in FY2019, Brenntag said. No further financial details were disclosed on the transaction, which is expected to close during this quarter, after certain contractual conditions have been met and regulatory approvals have been obtained.


Source: Brenntag press release


HGE – DCG / 19.10.2020

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