OEP Investment in Sud-Chemie
Making a Difference
Specialty chemicals company Süd-Chemie manufactures products that help ensure the limited utilization of natural resources while supporting sectors ranging from beverages and consumer goods to the petrochemical emissions control industries with state-of-the art catalysts and adsorbents.
Fast-growing regions such as Southeast Asia and the Middle East offer Süd-Chemie a tremendous set of opportunities, but in order to take better advantages of the potential in these regions the company needed to scale its R&D efforts and manufacturing capacity.
Investment and Vision
OEP provided Süd-Chemie with the financial and strategic support it needed to build out its assets and capabilities, enabling it to meet the needs of its diverse, demanding, and far-flung customer base. In April 2011, OEP sold its majority stake in Süd-Chemie to global specialty chemical company Clariant, realizing its vision of helping to develop Süd-Chemie into a strong global company with robust growth and profitability.