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Solenis. A Platinum Equity Company


Industrials • Corporate Divestiture • Acquired in November 2021

Leading water treatment chemicals and solutions business catering to the Consumer, Industrial and Pool end markets.

Lonza Water Care, a Platinum Equity Portfolio Company, is a leading provider of innovative water treatment solutions.


  • Platinum acquired Solenis in 2021 from BASF and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. The firm simultaneously merged it with existing and complementary portfolio company, Sigura Water, acquired via Corporate Divestiture form Lonza in 2019.
  • Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, packaging paper and board, tissue and towel, oil and gas, petroleum refining, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, municipal, and pool and spa markets
  • Global footprint spans 120 countries, 47 manufacturing facilities, and more than 6,000 employees.
  • Headquartered in Wilmington, DE.


  • Organic business growth through existing channels
  • Drive operational improvements
  • Advance SG&A using digital tools and other strategies
  • Pursue strategic M&A



Platinum Equity Completes Acquisition of Water Treatment Company Solenis »


Platinum Equity to Acquire Water Treatment Company Solenis for $5.25 Billion »


Lonza Further Strengthens Focus on Its Healthcare Continuum Strategy by Signing Agreement to Divest Water Care Business to Platinum Equity »

Platinum Equity Completes Acquisition of Lonza Water Care Business »


updated 12/21




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