On January 1st 2018, the shareholders of Smit & zoon, a leading international player active in the development and production of chemicals primarily used in the manufacturing and finishing of leather, sold their Functional Oils division to IQI B.V., a supplier of pet food ingredients such as fish meal and fish oil.
Founded in 1821, Smit & zoon started its long history in trading animal oils and proteins. The company now decided to focus on its Wet-End and Finishing business and divest its Functional Oils activities. The Functional Oils division is a global player in marine oils and, for years, has been IQI’s preferred supplier of processed Omega-3 fish oils.
While the Functional Oils activities are no longer a focus segment for Smit & zoon, combining the activities with IQI will enable the business to grow further and unlock its full potential.
KPMG provided exclusive and full scope M&A advisory services. KPMG has been involved throughout the entire process, advising the management and shareholders of Smit & zoon in every step towards the successful signing and closing of the deal.
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