Reports suggest that the IPO of BC Partners-backed chemicals business Brenntag is to go ahead in the new year, with the private equity owner having mandated Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch to manage the listing, which could raise as much as EUR 1.5bn.
EQT IX is expected to be 70-75% invested following the deal
Previous fund held a final close in 2012 with capital commitments of USD 840m
MoU marks LBO France's first foray into the Chinese market, with plans to open a local office
ECI bought the asset from Phoenix less than three years ago