MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PIPR—Piper Sandler & Co. chemicals & materials investment banking group (The Valence Group) announced today that it has advised SK Capital Partners on the sale of its portfolio company, Niacet Corporation, to Kerry Group plc for $1.015bn (€853m) on a cash-free, debt-free basis, subject to customary closing adjustments. Following the acquisition, Niacet will be integrated into Kerry’s global food protection and preservation platform.
The transaction is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
Niacet is a global market leader in technologies for preservation. It has clear leadership positions in Bakery and Pharma, and cost-effective low-sodium preservation systems for Meat and plant-based food across both conventional and clean label solutions. Niacet is differentiated by its proprietary drying and granulation process technologies in its key market categories of Bakery, Meat and Pharma. The business has customers in over 75 countries and key manufacturing sites in Niagara Falls (USA) and Tiel (Netherlands).
SK Capital is a private investment firm with a disciplined focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors. SK Capital’s portfolio of businesses generates revenues of approximately $11 billion annually, employs more than 16,000 people globally and operates 150 plants in 28 countries.
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