Tag Archives: Specialty Chemicals

UK Distributor Richard Baker Harrison acquires Dunwood Polymer Services

Expanded Product Range with Addition of Water-based Dispersions

Specialty chemicals distributor Richard Baker Harrison Ltd. [“RBH”] (Failsworth, Manchester – United Kingdom) has recently announced the acquisition of Dunwood Polymer Services Ltd. [“DPSL”] (Tockwith, North Yorkshire – United Kingdom), a distributor of water-based polymer dispersions and emulsion chemistry, for an undisclosed sum.


In the announcement RBH said that the new entity, Dunwood Specialities Ltd., will be an independent member of RBH. The group will retain the experience and expertise of key members of the Dunwood management team, including, Stacey Turner and former DPSL owner Peter Stanton.


No financial details were disclosed on this transaction. Source:


Richard Baker Harrison press release


HGE – DCG / 10.08.2021

TER Group announces Acquisition in the U.S.

TER Chemicals acquires Trexan Chemicals, Inc., a Distributor of Raw Materials for the Adhesives & Sealants Industry

Specialty chemicals distributor TER Chemicals, part of the TER Group (Hamburg, Germany), announced that it has acquired Trexan Chemicals, Inc., a distribution business for raw materials used in the Adhesives & Sealants industry. Key suppliers are ExxonMobil Chemical and TSRC/Dexco.


No financial details were disclosed on the transaction.


Source: TER GROUP press release, DistriConsult analysis


HGE – DCG / 16.04.2020

Caldic acquires Malaysian Distributor DCM Asia

Dutch Distributor expands its activities in Southeast Asia

International producer and distributor of food ingredients and chemicals, Caldic B.V. (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) has today announced the acquisition of DCM Asia (Shah Alam, Selangor (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia), a distributor of specialty chemicals in Malaysia from Private Equity sponsor The Riverside Company (New York, NY – United States) for an undisclosed sum.


DCM Asia was originally established in 1987. Today it serves over 1’000 customers in Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia, Caldic said in a statement. Markets covered include Coatings & Construction, Plastics & Rubber, Personal Care and Food & Nutrition.


No financial details were disclosed on this transaction.


Source: Caldic press release, Riverside website


HGE – DCG / 06.01.2020


DKSH acquires Dutch Distributor Dols International B.V.

Performance Materials BU enhances European Footprint for Speciality Chemicals into Paints & Coatings

Speciality chemicals  distributor DKSH AG (Zurich, Switzerland) has announced the acquisition of Dols International B.V.  (Roermond, The Netherlands). The company, which was founded in 1989, has a turnover just shy of EUR 10 mn. DKSH says the acquisition will be immediately earnings accretive, due to its “sound profitability.” The current management team the employees will join DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials.

The product portfolio of Dols International includes Pigments, Binders and Additives for use in Paints & Coatings, Adhesives, Plastics and Construction applications. The company represents a number of international producers and serves more than 200 customers . It also formulates products in an in-house laboratory, which will convert to a DKSH Innovation Center, expanding the network to 40 centers worlswide, DKSH said.

No financial details were disclosed on the transcation.

Source: DKSH press release

HGE / DCG – 27.05.2019