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Desmet Ballestra

Desmet Ballestra is a leading global supplier and engineering specialist of processing plants and equipment for the oil, fats and animal feed industries, the detergent, surfactants and related chemical industries as well as the oleochemical and biodiesel industries.

With its headquarters in Belgium, Desmet Ballestra has subsidiaries across the world and has set up more than 7,500 processing units and plants in 148 countries. The business was formed from the merger of Belgium’s De Smet Technologies & Services and Italy’s Ballestra and Desmet Ballestra Oleo.

THE EXIT

Equistone completed the sale of its Fund II investment in Desmet Ballestra to Kartesia and Bayside in June 2016.

HOLDING PERIOD

Feb 2007 - Jun 2016

Country

France

Business Description

Chemicals

Revenue Progression

€311m / €354m

Employees at ACQ.

700

Investment Type

Primary MBO

ADD-ON ACQUISITIONS

Frings
2008
Stolz
Jun 2007
Alloco
Jun 2007