Gronau — The pan-Euro­pean invest­ment company Active Capi­tal Company (ACC) invests in broco­lor LACKFABRIK GmbH as well as broco­lor Immo­bi­lien GmbH (Broco­lor). The German company Broco­lor, based in Gronau, is conside­red a chemi­cal expert in the field of paints, primers, coatings, adhe­si­ves and other chemi­cal products. With this plat­form invest­ment, ACC conti­nues its growth in Germany, bene­fiting from its hands-on invest­ment approach and strong track record of inves­t­ing in chemi­cal compa­nies. The inter­na­tio­nal tran­sac­tion was accom­pa­nied by Marktlink.

Expan­sion of inter­na­tio­nal custo­mer busi­ness and further focus on sustainability

To meet demand from exis­ting and future custo­mers, Broco­lor has expan­ded its warehouse in 2019 and plans to signi­fi­cantly increase produc­tion capa­city in the near term. The stra­te­gic growth plan provi­des for an expan­sion of the high-quality contract manu­fac­tu­ring offering.

Hart­wig Oster­meyer (Photo © ACC), Part­ner at ACC: “We are impres­sed with Brocolor’s R&D capa­bi­li­ties and process know-how, which are clear diffe­ren­tia­tors from tradi­tio­nal contract manu­fac­tu­r­ers. Broco­lor is a valuable deve­lo­p­ment part­ner to its diverse custo­mer base and we look forward to support­ing the company as it conti­nues to grow. Broco­lor is a specia­li­zed market leader with the highest envi­ron­men­tal, social and gover­nance stan­dards and we intend to offer its services to other leading inter­na­tio­nal chemi­cal companies.”

Successful tran­sac­tion consul­ting by Markt­link brought the right part­ners together
The acqui­si­tion was also made possi­ble by advice from Markt­link. “This latest tran­sac­tion high­lights the incre­asing inter­na­tio­na­liza­tion of the M&A market, which Markt­link is actively respon­ding to through its inter­na­tio­nal network,” said Tom Belt­man of Markt­link. “The market approach for this acqui­si­tion was deli­bera­tely kept small to reflect Brocolor’s highly speci­fic busi­ness know­ledge and inter­na­tio­nal custo­mer base. Both stra­te­gists and finan­cial inves­tors showed inte­rest, but ulti­m­ately ACC’s future plans proved most compa­ti­ble with the vision of Brocolor’s shareholders.”

About Broco­lor

Broco­lor, based in Gronau, Germany, began as a paint whole­sa­ler in 1921 and was acqui­red by the current seller in 2002. The core compe­tence lies in the contract manu­fac­tu­ring of paints, primers, adhe­si­ves, coatings and other chemi­cal products. Brocolor’s rese­arch and deve­lo­p­ment team is conti­nuously working on the intro­duc­tion of new tech­no­lo­gies and the chemi­cal deve­lo­p­ment of formu­la­ti­ons and proces­ses to improve the quality of current and new products. As a result, the company has accu­mu­la­ted a signi­fi­cant base of know-how and opera­tio­nal exper­tise, meeting the latest and expec­ted regu­la­ti­ons in the chemi­cal indus­try.

About Active Capi­tal Company

ACC is an inde­pen­dent, hands-on private equity inves­tor focu­sed on small and medium-sized compa­nies in the Nether­lands and Germany. ACC invests in compa­nies opera­ting in the indus­trial, tech­ni­cal whole­sale and busi­ness services sectors with sales of between €10 million and €100 million. Through a highly entre­pre­neu­rial and proac­tive approach, ACC maxi­mi­zes the long-term value of its invest­ments by support­ing manage­ment in the execu­tion of value-added projects and provi­ding access to its exten­sive part­ner network. ACC is curr­ently inves­t­ing from its fourth fund and began opera­ti­ons in Germany in 2019 with its invest­ment in and successful trans­for­ma­tion of Schahl­LED Light­ing. ACC has also been inves­ted in Werner Lieb GmbH ( since May 2022. ACC has offices in Amster­dam and Munich.

About Market­link

Since 1996, Markt­link has grown to become the largest inde­pen­dent acqui­si­tion specia­list in the upper mid-market segment of the Bene­lux. A team of more than 200 inter­nal M&A specia­lists supports (inter)national compa­nies with a tran­sac­tion value of 5 to 250 million euros. With a wide­spread Euro­pean network of offices in Germany, Belgium, the UK, Denmark and the Nether­lands, and an exten­sive network of buyers and sellers, Markt­link has alre­ady successfully comple­ted 150 tran­sac­tions in 2022. .

Subscribe newsletter

Here you can read about the latest transactions, IPOs, private equity deals and venture capital investments, who has raised a new fund, how Buy & Build activities are going.

Get in touch

Contact us!
fyb [at]