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Azelis Holdings

Region: UK
Sector: Industrial

Nature of Business

Azelis is a leading pan-European distributor of specialty chemicals. The company currently operates across 26 European countries and has offices in Shanghai and Mumbai.

The Azelis group was established in 2001 through the merger of Novorchem in Italy and Arnaud in France. Azelis has grown rapidly over the last decade, bringing together 37 specialist distribution companies throughout Europe, Asia, Canada, India and China, to create one streamlined organisation.

Investment overview

3i took a majority stake in Azelis in 2007 and, since then, we have transformed the company from a decentralised business to a cohesive group with all its business under one umbrella brand. We continue to support the company’s growth strategy and consolidation on an international level, through a policy of targeted acquisitions.

Regulatory notice: This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7975 3131
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