Itaúsa agrees to sell Elekeiroz to HIG

Valence advises Itaúsa on sale of Brazilian Chemical Co Elekeiroz to H.I.G. Capital

The Valence Group acted as advisor to Itaúsa on its sale of Brazilian chemical company Elekeiroz for R$160 million (EV), reduced by the net debt and proportionate to its shareholding (96.5% of total capital stock). The Company is a leading local producer of oxo-alcohols, plasticizers and anhydrides.

About Itaúsa

Itaúsa is a Brazilian holding company which controls several companies active in areas such as the financial sector; industries include wood panels, bathroom fittings and fixtures; infra-structure; and retail.  It is one of the largest private conglomerates in Brazil and one of the largest in the world.

About Elekeiroz

Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Várzea Paulista – São Paulo, Elekeiroz operates in the chemicals manufacturing market. Through two production sites in Várzea Paulista and Camaçari – Bahia, the Company’s portfolio includes Oxo-Alcohols, Plasticizers, Phthalic & Maleic Anhydrides, Sulfuric Acid and other by-products. Elekeiroz has a diversified client base, comprised mainly of large global chemical companies and the Company product end markets range across many segments of the industrial and consumer markets.

About H.I.G. Capital

H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $25 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Bogotá and Mexico City, H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused/value-added approach. Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 300 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of $30 billion

About The Valence Group

The Valence Group is a specialist investment bank offering M&A advisory services exclusively to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors. The Valence Group team includes a unique combination of professionals with backgrounds in investment banking and strategy consulting within the chemicals and materials industries, all focused exclusively on providing M&A advisory services to the chemicals and materials sector. The firm’s offices are located in New York and London.