About the Deal
LAMBERTI, headquartered in Gallarate, Italy, is one of the largest producers of specialty chemicals for industrial applications. Specialties include technologies such as polysaccharides, synthetic polymers, oleochemical derivatives and fine chemicals for a wide variety of industries. Lamberti serves customers worldwide from operations in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
AQUATROLS, headquartered in Paulsboro, New Jersey, develops and sells special surfactants for soil applications in professional turfgrass, agriculture and horticulture. Aquatrols operates internationally in North America, Europe and Asia, and is recognized as the leader in development of cutting-edge specialties to address inefficiencies in the growing environment and for optimizing water use. Aquatrols was a portfolio company of Rural American Fund, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on the agribusiness sector.
This acquisition fits into Lamberti’s investment strategy for the turf industry and the growing media market, while providing opportunity for further expansion of Lamberti’s agricultural water optimization products.
BRIDGEWOOD ADVISORS initiated this transaction, assisted in negotiations, and provided strategic and financial advisory services to Lamberti.