Azelis Holdings

Region: UK
Sector: Industrial

Nature of Business

Azelis is a leading pan-European distributor of specialty chemicals. The company currently operates across 26 European countries and has offices in Shanghai and Mumbai.

The Azelis group was established in 2001 through the merger of Novorchem in Italy and Arnaud in France.  Azelis has grown rapidly over the last decade, bringing together 37 specialist distribution companies throughout Europe, Asia, Canada, India and China, to create one streamlined organisation.

Investment overview

3i took a majority stake in Azelis in 2007 and, since then, has transformed the company from a decentralised business to a cohesive group with all its business under one umbrella brand.  Under our ownership, Azelis has acquired 15 companies and has expanded further into Asia.

Regulatory notice: This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc

3i office contact

16 Palace St
London SW1E 5JD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7975 3131
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7975 3232

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