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Evonik Wants to Acquire Monarch Catalyst in India

| Editor: Wolfgang Ernhofer

German chemical company Evonik is going to acquire Monarch Catalyst in India.
German chemical company Evonik is going to acquire Monarch Catalyst in India. (Picture: Evonik / Karsten Bootmann)

Evonik Industries intends to strengthen its global catalysts business. The german chemical company has signed an agreement with Monarch Catalyst, Dombivli/India, to acquire 100 % of the company’s shares.

Essen/Germany – The transaction is expected to close during the first half year of 2015 after the required approvals have been received. The parties have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.

Evonik with its Business Line Catalysts is a global leader in producing specialty catalysts, custom catalysts and catalysts components for the Life Sciences & Fine Chemicals, Industrial & Petrochemical and Polyolefines market segments. This bolt-on acquisition in India with annual sales in the low double-digit million € range complements the company’s leading positions in activated base metal catalysts and precious metal catalysts. Monarch’s global oils & fats hydrogenation catalysts business is a broadening of the Evonik catalysts portfolio. Monarch Catalyst has about 300 employees.

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