BASF acquires Cognis Holdings

BASF acquires Cognis Holdings


American chemical company, has acquired Cognis Holding GmbH from controlled by , GS Capital Partners and SV Life Sciences.

“Cognis’ and BASF’s know-how and range of products complement each other very well. The combination will broaden our portfolio of specialty chemicals and boost innovation for our customers”, says Dr Jürgen Hambrecht, Chairman, BASF’s Board of Executive Directors.

Through the purchase of Cognis, BASF aims tol achieve a leading position in ingredients, strengthen its leading position in value-added products for home care, establish a strong position in human nutrition and further strengthen its position in pharma excipients. The acquisition will in particular expand BASF’s portfolio with products based on renewable raw materials. The completion of the structural integration is targeted for the end of 2011.

Posted on: 17.12.2010