Private Equity owned Distribution Group further expands Asia-Pacific Coverage and enters Philippines
Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor Azelis S.A. (Munsbach, Luxembourg) has recently announced that it will acquire a majority of the shares of Assi Primera Kimika Inc. [“APKI”] and Phil-Asiatic Supply & Services Inc. [“PSSI”] (Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila – Philippines), two distributors of specialty chemicals. No financial details were disclosed on the transaction, which is expected to close during the next three months.
APKI and PSSI, which were established in 2007 by Mr. Mohd Kassim bin Salleh and the late Ms. Cris S. Aquino, are primarily focused on the Personal Care industry, but are also active in Home Care, Paints & Coatings, Construction Chemicals, Inks and certain industrial chemical markets.
In the annoucement Azelis stressed that “… principals have already expressed interest in building a strong portfolio with us in the country once we enter into this partnership, also in industries other than the ones where APKI and PSSI are currently active.”
Source: Azelis press release
HGE – DCG / 18.01.2021