Clearwater International advises Pentagon Chemicals Holdings on cross-border sale

Pentagon Chemicals Holdings, the UK chemical manufacturer, has been acquired by US group Vertellus in a deal advised by Clearwater International.

Widnes-based Pentagon has been operating since 1939, producing fine chemicals and intermediates for the crop chemicals, oilfield, paper and pharmaceutical industries. With a turnover of over €60m and 180 employees, Pentagon is one of the largest independent manufacturers of speciality chemicals in the UK.

Vertellus Specialties is a US manufacturer of speciality chemicals for the agriculture, coatings, medical, nutrition, personal care, pharmaceutical and plastic industries. The Indiana-based business is backed by US private equity firm Wind Point Capital Partners, which acquired Vertellus in 2007.

This acquisition enables Vertellus to continue expanding its range of speciality chemicals and provides the capability to enhance its UK plant, significantly increasing market share across Europe. This will allow Vertellus to better serve its existing customer base on a global scale.

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