Investment Summary

Exits Aroma & Fine Chemicals

On August 5, 2004, invested in chemicals company Aroma & Fine Chemicals from CBPE Capital for 21M GBP

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Chemicals sector.
  • This is largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is transaction in the United Kingdom.

Investment Summary

Date 2004-08-05
Target Aroma & Fine Chemicals
Sector Chemicals
Sellers(s) CBPE Capital
Deal Type Trade Sale
Deal Value 21M GBP

Target

Aroma & Fine Chemicals

Widnes, United Kingdom
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Aroma and Fine Chemicals is a manufacturer of key aroma ingredients for household cleaning products. CBPE backed the management team led by Steven Pipe in a buyout from its former US parent, IFF Inc in December 2002.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

CBPE Capital

London, United Kingdom

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 1.3B GBP
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Close Brothers Private Equity (CBPE) is a private equity firm that seeks investments in mid-sized UK based businesses. Close Brothers focuses on transactions valued of between £25 million and £150 million and will consider opportunities in a variety of industries. Sectors of interest include support services (inspection testing, training/education, oil/gas services, business process outsourcing, IT, environmental services, utility services); transportation/distribution (transport infrastructure, transport services, wholesale and distribution); consumer (food/beverage, household products, media, retail); industrial (chemicals, building products, electronics/engineering, paper, packaging, aerospace/defense, automotive, capital goods); healthcare (pharmaceuticals, medical products, diagnostics); and leisure (restaurants, gaming, holiday parks, cinemas, hotels). Since 1984 CBPE was a unit of Close Brothers Group plc, a UK listed independent merchant bank and became independent in 2008. CBPE is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 38
Sector (Chemicals) 1 of 4
Type (Trade Sale) 2 of 5
Country (United Kingdom) 4 of 38
Year (2004) 4 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 19 of 21
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Sell £115M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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