The Goodwin Private Equity team advised EMZ Partners and Sagard on the 4th LBO acquisition of Safic-Alcan, a French independent distributor of specialty chemicals. All three historical partners namely EMZ partners, Sagard and Société Générale Capital Partenaires will continue to invest alongside the management and will be reinforced by three new private equity funds, Equistone, IK Partners and GENEO Capital Entrepreneur.

Safic-Alcan develops and provides wide ranges of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, adhesives, thermoplastics, polyurethane, lubricants, detergency, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals industries. The company employs 697 people worldwide and generated a turnover of 725 M€ in 2021.

The Goodwin team was led by Maxence Bloch and included Simon Servan-Schreiber, Mélanie Walusiak and Laura Robez-Masson on corporate aspects, Adrien Paturaud, François Scheffer and Vincent Alexia on financing aspects, as well as Marie-Laure Bruneel and Paul Fournière on tax aspects in Paris.

The London team was included Hugh O’Sullivan.