Funding to drive expanded presence in specialty chemicals sector
MUMBAI – June 8, 2023 – Bain Capital Private Equity (“Bain Capital”), a leading global private investment firm, today announced the acquisition of Porus Labs, a leading manufacturer of agricultural and speciality chemicals. Bain Capital’s resources and industry experience will enable Porus Labs to unlock significant growth through investments in talent, business development, capacity expansion, process engineering and developing or acquiring distinctive chemical capabilities. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1994 in Hyderabad, Porus Labs brings significant specialized knowledge in segments such as speciality polymers, electronic chemicals and agrochemicals. The company’s continuous efforts to increase capabilities through investments in research & development, process improvement and business development capabilities have resulted in robust organic growth and positioned it as a trusted partner of global customers in the industry.
"We are very excited to build a platform in the specialty chemicals contract development and manufacturing space, leveraging Porus Labs' expertise and strong market position. We have high conviction in the industry's growth prospects and see immense potential for expanding the company's market by building or acquiring differentiated chemical capabilities in key sectors,” said Rishi Mandawat, a Partner at Bain Capital Private Equity.
“Porus Labs has been a trusted partner to large global customers for nearly three decades. Our customer-centric approach and chemistry capabilities have helped us gain strategic importance amongst our customers. We enjoyed interacting with the Bain Capital team over the last few months and are pleased to entrust Bain Capital to take Porus Labs on to its next stage of growth. We are confident in our ability to unlock the full potential of our market-leading position through this transformative partnership with Bain Capital by leveraging their extensive industry expertise and global network.” said Srinivasan Namala, CEO at Porus Labs.
The transaction is subject to receipt of necessary approvals from all relevant authorities.
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Bain Capital Private Equity has partnered closely with management teams to provide the strategic resources that build great companies and help them thrive since its founding in 1984. Bain Capital Private Equity's global team of more than 280 investment professionals creates value for its portfolio companies through its global platform and depth of expertise in key vertical industries including healthcare, consumer/retail, financial and business services, industrials, and technology, media and telecommunications. Bain Capital has 23 offices on four continents. Since its inception, the firm has made primary or add-on investments in more than 1,150 companies. In addition to private equity, Bain Capital invests across multiple asset classes, including credit, public equity, venture capital and real estate, managing approximately $165 billion in total assets and leveraging the firm's shared platform to capture opportunities in strategic areas of focus.
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