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Chris Davison
Head of Investor Relations
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Caroline Carr
Chief Human Resources Officer
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Communications
Noémie de Andia
Head of Communications
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Marketing
Denise Gallagher
Marketing Manager
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Alistair Boyle
Guernsey
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James Greenwood
CEO
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Past investment

Cognis

At exit, Cognis was a global leader in ‘green chemistry.’ A supplier of speciality chemicals based on natural, renewable raw materials such as coconut and palm kernel oil, it developed products and concepts for personal and home care, modern nutrition and high performance solutions for numerous industry sectors. During the nine-year funds’ ownership, Cognis underwent a transformation…

€2,975mTransaction value
2001Acquisition year
2010Exit year
GermanyCountry
3.0xROI
BASFSale to

Together we achieved

  • The carve from a large German DAX-Listed group, which required the establishment of its own set of central functions and structures and the recruitment of a world class management team
  • The creation of an innovative company with a strong strategic vision and focus on the end-market enabling it to expand in fast-growing markets
  • A key focus on operational efficiency and cost savings, to protect the company’s profitability throughout the financial recession

 

This was accomplished by

  • Divesting non-core assets Oleo and Pulchra, to focus on the growth markets of wellness and sustainability
  • Strengthening its market position through selective acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Investing in research & development, product innovation and optimising the product portfolio
  • Focusing on fast-growing markets such as Asia and Latin America

The metrics

EBITDA growth 2001

€311m



2010

€422m