European leader in specialty chemicals distribution
Founded in 1847 and headquartered in Paris La Défense, France, Safic-Alcan (the “Company”) is an independent distributor of specialty chemicals. The Company develops and provides a wide range of polymers, materials and additives for many industries, including the rubber & adhesives, coatings and pharmaceuticals industries.
With a network of 32 offices located in in Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, North America, Mexico, China and South Africa, the Company is able to provide customers with innovative and high-performing solutions from anywhere in the world. Safic-Alcan has a service-oriented growth model which utilises the local knowledge of its employees.
In June 2022, IK Partners invested in Safic-Alan with Equistone and GENEO Capital Entrepreneur, alongside existing partners EMZ, Sagard, Société Générale Capital Partenaires (“SGCP”) and the management team.
What Attracted Us to the Business
- Competitive position in an attractive segment of the chemical distribution market
- Longstanding customer relationships
- Specialised product expertise and knowledge
Our Value Creation Strategy
We are working alongside management to:
- Grow the Company organically between different geographies; and
- Leverage market to gain new clients and reinforce regional coverage.
Quote from the Client
“We are delighted to continue our entrepreneurial project with our long-term partners EMZ, Sagard and SGCP and to welcome our new additional partners Equistone, IK and GENEO Capital Entrepreneur. We believe we have an extremely solid line up, that will provide the backbone of our ongoing future growth and the independence of our Group is further assured.”
Yann Lissillour, Chief Executive Officer, Safic-Alcan