Herter & Co. has advised private equity group Sun European Partners on the financing of the acquisition of ESIM Chemicals (“ESIM”, “Company”) through an affiliate of Sun European Partners LLP. ESIM is a leading Austrian fine chemicals manufacturer and top 3 crop protection CMO player in Europe. The proposed transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.
Herter & Co. coordinated a financing package of more than €200m underwritten by BNP Paribas, IKB Deutsche Industriebank, ING and SEB. Closing and syndication of the financing are currently being prepared and are expected to take place over the next weeks.
ESIM Chemicals is a leading global provider of high-quality agricultural and crop protection chemicals, intermediates and maleic anhydride tree chemicals, focusing on partnering with companies in the custom synthesis of their unique compounds and offers a portfolio of fine chemical products critical to multiple industries. The company is headquartered in Linz (Austria) and has more than 75 years of experience in transforming innovative ideas into scalable supplies of advanced fine chemical products and intermediates using state of the art facilities.
Herter & Co. acted as Sole Debt Adviser to Sun European Partners.
Sun European Partners, LLP is a leading private investment advisory firm, focused on identifying companies’ untapped potential and leveraging its deep operational and financial resources to transform results. Sun European Partners is a trusted partner that is recognised for its investment and operational experience, including particular expertise in the consumer products and services, food and beverage, industrial, packaging, chemicals, building products, automotive, restaurant and retail sectors. Since 1995, affiliates of Sun European Partners have invested in more than 360 companies worldwide with revenues of approximately €40 billion across a broad range of industries and transaction structures. Sun European has offices in London and affiliates with offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, New York and Shenzhen.