Cognis GmbH

Rheinpromenade 1,
Monheim Am Rhein, 40789
Germany,
+49-2173-4995-275
www.cognis.com

Cognis is one of the world's largest producers of chemicals based on natural oils and animal fats. It is involved in many product/ market segments with a particular emphasis on the personal care market and benefits from a diversified raw material base.

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Largest Pulcra Chemicals GmbH
$30M (2008-10-31)

Cognis was acquired by BASF SE on June 21, 2010.

Cognis has acquired 0 companies of its own. It has also divested 1 asset.

It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2008, when it sold Pulcra Chemicals to DSD Deri Sanayicileri Dis Tic. A.S. for $30M.

When analyzing the chemicals sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 203 chemicals companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 14 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic chemicals acquirer over the past 3 years is Axalta Coating Systems, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the chemicals sector over the past 3 years is Arsenal Capital Partners with 5 platform acquisitions.

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