M&A Deal Summary

Berwind Acquires BWA Water Additives

On July 5, 2011, family office Berwind acquired chemicals company BWA Water Additives from Seera Investment Bank B.S.C for 300M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Berwind’s 3rd transaction in the Chemicals sector.
  • This is Berwind’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Berwind’s 1st transaction in the United Kingdom.
Investment Fate
  • BWA Water Additives was sold to a strategic buyer in 2018.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2011-07-05
Target BWA Water Additives
Sector Chemicals
Buyer(s) Berwind
Sellers(s) Seera Investment Bank B.S.C
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 300M USD

Target

BWA Water Additives

Manchester, United Kingdom
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BWA Water Additives Ltd. is a provider of sustainable water & process treatment additives for oil & gas, industrial water treatment, and desalination industries. BWA Water Additives was founded in 1973 and is based in Manchester, United Kingdom.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Berwind

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Category Family Office
Founded 1886
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Berwind Corporation is a family-owned private investment firm focused on building a diversified portfolio of highly successful manufacturing and service companies. Target companies should be leaders in their respective markets, with strong organic growth prospects, and consistently high margins. Specific areas of interest include pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, office and craft, automotive, and natural resources. Acquisitions of any size are considered if they are assimilated into an existing Berwind company. Potential new platform companies range in value between $200 and $900 million. Berwind Corporation dates back to 1886 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 12
Sector (Chemicals) 3 of 3
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2011) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-06-12 Specialty Coating Systems

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Specialty Coating Systems provides Parylene conformal coatings for the many industries including medical, electronics, automotive and other industrial applications. SCS primary business is providing customized coating application services. SCS also designs and manufactures Parylene and non-Parylene coating equipment and sells Parylene dimer to customers with in-house coating applications.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-04-13 Oliver Products

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Oliver Products provides medical packaging solutions for Class II and III medical device OEMs, meal packaging products for foodservice markets and niche food processing equipment with aftermarket support services.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER
DESCRIPTION


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Chemicals) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2011) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-09-30 BWA Water Additives

Manchester, United Kingdom

BWA Water Additives Ltd. is a provider of sustainable water & process treatment additives for oil & gas, industrial water treatment, and desalination industries. BWA Water Additives was founded in 1973 and is based in Manchester, United Kingdom.

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