Innospec Inc.has acquired Chemsil Silicones Inc and the Chemtec Chemical Co., from its private owners. Chemsil
develops and markets silicone-based formulations to the personal care industry. Chemtec, which distributes a wide range of personal care ingredients, is focused on customers on the West Coast. The companies have combined sales of $40 million.
Commenting on the deal, Patrick Williams, president and CEO of Innospec said: "Personal Care is the strategic core of our Performance Chemicals business, and we have been seeking to add to both the technology base and the geographical footprint of this business. We are delighted to acquire Chemsil, which brings complementary technologies to our current portfolio, and Chemtec, which provides us with a solid base in theimportant West Coast market. We expect the acquisition to be immediately accretive."
Chemsil will become part of Innospec's Performance Chemicals business, which develops and markets a range of surfactants and emollients to the personal care industry. Chemtec will continue to operate as a key distributor in this market, offering a high level of customer service.
The acquisition has been funded through the successful negotiation of an amendment and increase to the Company's existing revolving credit facility agreement from $100 million to $150 million. The secured facility remains available through to December 2016. In addition, the amendment allows the company to request a further amount of up to $50 million to be committed by various lenders.