EQT pulls out from Symrise

Williams, Dede
June 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;6/4/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 69, p10
Trade Publication
This article reports that Swedish private equity group EQT has sold its remaining 15.9% interest in German fragrances and flavours producer Symrise to institutional investors, netting an estimated € 580 million. EQT set up Symrise in 2002 after buying Haarmann & Reimer from Bayer and merging it with Dragoco, in which it had acquired a 75.9% stake from private owners. In an initial public offering (IPO) in 2006, the owners were able to place all shares offered, at € 17.25 each.


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