Listed below are the industry sectors that Natrium Capital focuses on. Full details of the sub-sectors included in each sector can be accessed through the Read More links.
Natrium Capital is an M&A boutique focused on serving the Chemicals industries across a broad range of sub-sectors. All our staff have a solid grounding in science, with the majority holding post-graduate degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering. This gives us a unique insight into the complexities of completing transactions within this sector. We have considerable experience of major global, cross-border transactions, having advised clients in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia, especially India.
Our scientific focus is central to retaining our position at the forefront of corporate finance in the Specialty & Fine Chemicals sector. Having been instrumental in helping many companies to achieve their M&A ambitions we have extensive experience in understanding the importance of key customer relationships and regulatory environments, and in ensuring customers have confidence in continuity of standards in formulation.
The Chemical Distributor market has been undergoing a period of consolidation for a number of years. Large players have emerged from what was initially a highly fragmented situation, by expanding their product offering and extending their geographical reach, in order to increase market share. Several key players in the market are backed by Private Equity; these have been looking to expand through acquisition, resulting in a very busy M&A market in recent years.
The Engineering Materials market is changing rapidly. Innovation will continue to result in materials with valuable properties and applications; these may replace incumbent materials. End markets are also undergoing drastic change, for example in the automotive industry, where the use of Electric Vehicles is gathering momentum, resulting in a shift in demand for construction materials, and for the necessary charging infrastructure. This shift has primed the sector for M&A activity.
Recently we have seen considerable activity in the Personal Care sector, with a growing public focus on health and wellness, as well as growing demand for organic and natural formulations. An increasing environmental focus will continue to have an impact on this sector due to the nature of the products, which will also drive change.
A trend towards natural ingredients has been ongoing for some time in the Food Ingredients sector. Particularly in developed nations, people are becoming more conscious of what is contained in the food that they consume. A rising demand for plant-based alternatives is projected to lead to high growth in this area, while consumers also value convenience, providing plenty of scope for innovation.
The team at Natrium Capital have been significantly involved in the restructuring of the Paints, Coatings, Inks & Adhesives industries over the last twenty years. In this sector, we have unsurpassed experience of managing a substantial transaction both from the point of view of the company and of the market place. The team has been responsible for a number of transactions that have transformed the industry, including the acquisition of ICI by AkzoNobel, and of SigmaKalon by PPG. We have an unrivalled understanding of the Coatings industry, enabling us to anticipate and solve issues, thereby ensuring negotiations run smoothly.
Our scientific focus is central to retaining the position of Natrium Capital at the forefront of corporate finance in this rapidly changing sector. As a boutique M&A specialist, we have the ability to respond to evolving trends and to recognise the potential value of new Sustainable Technologies. This has proved crucial in realising value for our sell-side mandates for clients undertaking disposals.
Natrium Capital has extensive understanding of companies with new and developing technologies and has established relationships with leading scientific advisors. An in-depth understanding of the science is essential to obtaining the best value for your company on sale or refunding. Natrium Capital specialises in disposals which are sell-side mandates for our clients within the Biotech sector.