July 27, 2017

Paris and London offices advise leading European investment company Eurazeo on the acquisition finance aspects of its acquisition Iberchem, a global producer of fragrances and flavors.

On July 3, Willkie client Eurazeo, a leading European investment company, announced that it had completed its acquisition of Iberchem Corporation Essence of Nature SL (Iberchem), a global producer of fragrances and flavors focusing on emerging markets. Willkie represented Eurazeo on the financing aspects of the €405 million acquisition. Eurazeo will support Iberchem's management team in the next phase of the company’s development.

Headquartered in Murcia, Spain and selling in more than 100 countries, Iberchem has a unique and particularly fast-to-customer business model, with strong local sales and development teams and 11 manufacturing facilities across the world, including in Spain, China, Indonesia, Colombia and Tunisia. With a diversified portfolio of approximately €6 billion in assets under management, Eurazeo is one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.

The deal was handled by Paris partner Paul Lombard, UK partner Sebastian FitzGerald and associate Henri Weil.