AkzoNobel to strengthen position in Sub-Saharan African paints market with acquisition of Mauvilac

AkzoNobel has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Mauvilac Industries Limited, a leading paints and coatings company in Mauritius

The transaction includes a local production facility, four concept stores and access to a strong distribution network.

The business generated revenue of around €20M in 2018 and is a leading decorative and speciality paints and coatings manufacturer headquartered in Les Pailles, Mauritius.

Their portfolio consists of 85% decorative paints and 15% coatings, offering a wide range of professional and consumer products.

The company was founded in 1964 by Roland Maurel Sr. and in July 2014 private equity fund Adenia acquired 95% of shares in the company.

Thierry Vanlancker, CEO of AkzoNobel, said: “We are happy to announce the acquisition of Mauvilac as it strengthens our footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa and supports our leading position in the African decorative paints market.

"Mauvilac is a leading company in Mauritius and the proud owner of the best-known paint brand on the island.

"We look forward to adding such a strong brand to our world class portfolio and welcoming the employees from Mauvilac to the AkzoNobel family.”

Ruud Joosten, COO of AkzoNobel, added: “Mauvilac is a true flagship brand in Mauritius, which has been developed for the last 50 years.

"The company is a leading player with a strong distribution network, well setup concept stores and a large network of retailers.

"Their strong focus on innovation and sustainable solutions fits seamlessly with the focus of AkzoNobel.

"We are very excited to integrate such a well-established company into AkzoNobel.”

Laurent Roussel, CEO of Mauvilac, said: “We’re looking forward to joining AkzoNobel.

"Both our companies have a strong passion for quality, innovation and sustainability.

"Bringing the energy of the two companies together, will create a promising future for all.”

The planned transaction is expected to be completed in the first half of 2020, subject to customary conditions.

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