World leading producer of specialist chemicals
Sydsvenska Kemi is a global leading specialty chemicals group consisting of the former businesses of Perstorp AB and Neste Oxo. The company has strong positions in selected niche segments, with a focus on value-added additives, coating intermediates and formaldehyde technology.
The Group was formed in June 2001, following the IK 2000 Fund’s public-to-private acquisition of Perstop AB and Fortum Oyj (acquired November 1999 as a part of Neste Oxo). IK exited in December 2005, selling its stake to PAI Partners.
Our Value Creation Strategy
During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:
- Focus on specialty chemicals and divest non-core assets;
- Increase focus on value-added products in targeted customer segments;
- Integrate Perstorp and Neste Oxo and bring forth synergies; and
- Achieve operating performance improvements.