Eliokem: Acquisition in India Completed
Eliokem, Villejust/France, majority-owned by AXA Private Equity, has completed the acquisition of the Polymer Division from Apar Industries Ltd, India for an amount of approximately USD 28 million. The plant, located in the petrochemical zone in the Western state of Gujarat, adds and complements Eliokem’s offering in nitrile polymers and polyblends styrene butadiene reinforcing resins and latices for serving the rubber industry. Eliokem India counts 220 employees with a main office in Mumbai and a manufacturing plant and Technology Center in Valia, Gujarat State. The local senior management team will remain unchanged. Olivier Faussadier, Director of Ventures & Technology of Eliokem and based at the global Headquarters in France, will take up the position of Managing Director of Eliokem India.
The Indian acquisition is the result of the expansion strategy of the company in Asia which is fully supported by AXA Private Equity. After the acquisition Eliokem’s global revenues will reach 200 million EUR (USD 292.8 million) for a combined capacity in excess of 100,000t/a of polymer.
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