Standard Life Investments
Unipex Group

Who is Unipex Group?

Backed by IK Investment Partners, Unipex Group is a producer and distributor of speciality chemicals for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries.

What does Unipex Group ("Unipex") do?

Headquartered in France, Unipex is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of natural ingredients and specialty chemicals for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, nutrition and industrial sectors. The company’s distribution and marketing network services more than 50 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.

The opportunity

Why IK Investment Partners ("IK") invested in this business:

  • To expand Unipex’s product offering
  • To enhance the company’s footprint through acquisitions of complementary businesses
  • To carve out divisions within the business and sell these separately to enhance returns.

Why we like the investment

"There was multiple routes to value creation in this investment which gave IK a number of options to generate a solid return overall" – Merrick McKay, SL Capital

Investment Year

2012

Head office

France

Status

Exited

Return

1.9 x money invested

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