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BASF to Sell its Inorganic Specialties Business to Edgewater Capital Partners

Published on 2016-11-21. Author : SpecialChem

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, and CLEVELAND, OH -- BASF has entered into an agreement to sell its Inorganic Specialties business to Edgewater Capital Partners LP, Cleveland, OH. Inorganic Specialties includes the Evans City, Pennsylvania USA production site and the Specialty Alcoholates, Boranes and Alkali Metals product lines which are produced at the site. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter 2017, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. About 80 employees will remain at the Evans City site and join Edgewater upon the closing.

Transaction to be Completed in the First Quarter 2017

Inorganic Specialities Divestment

BASF will continue to meet all of its obligations to customers, suppliers and employees through the transition of the business to Edgewater,” said Heidi Alderman, Senior Vice President of BASF’s Intermediates business in North America. Serving our customers will continue to be a key focus, and safety and quality remain core values.

Efficient Inorganic Specialties Manufacturing Plant For 80 Years


We are appreciative of the Inorganics Specialties business and the employees in Evans City, who have operated a safe and efficient manufacturing plant for 80 years,” said Alderman. Their dedication and commitment to marketing and producing quality products is commendable and we thank them for their contributions to BASF’s success.

Robert Girton, Principal, Edgewater Capital said, “We are excited to have the Inorganic Specialties business join the Edgewater family. The business’ broad portfolio of products critical to chemical synthesis, depth and tradition in research and development, strong commitment to environmental, health and safety systems, and the unique capabilities of the site make it the global leader in reagent technology. We are eager to build on this platform and in partnering with the significant expertise of the Inorganic Specialties team.”

About Edgewater Capital Partners

Edgewater Capital Partners, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is a sector focused private equity firm investing in lower, middle-market performance materials businesses. It has extensive experience and expertise in niche manufacturers of specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and engineered substances. Twenty years of industry specific investing has allowed it to develop a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances common to performance materials businesses.

About BASF

BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Its portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas.

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Source: BASF
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