Sale of Oleon’s alkyd resins business to Worlée

Deal type
Sell your business
May 2014
Countries involved
France / Germany


Oleon is one of the leading producers of oleochemicals


Capitalmind advised Oleon / Novance in the disposal of its alkyd resins manufacturing business to the German group Worlée-Chemie

Lead team

  • Michel Degryck

    Michel Degryck

    Managing Partner France
  • Nicolas Balon

    Nicolas Balon

    Partner France

What we did

Throughout a long process, Capitalmind has demonstrated its commitment by stepping into side subjects to solve in due time main operating and transactions issues together with Management.

“Capitalmind was instrumental in the successful divestment of one of our non-strategic product lines. The team supported us from the very beginning of the process all the way to its completion, including after sale implementation. The high level of experience and competence of the team members was key to the success of this quite complex transaction. Furthermore it was a true pleasure to work with such responsive, customer oriented professionals.”  Moussa Naciri, CEO Oleon

About the deal

Oleon is one of the leading producers of oleochemicals since 1950s, specialised in converting natural fats and oils into a wide range of oleochemical products. Based on this expertise, the company has been developing renewable and alkyd resins used in industrial and decorative paintings. It mainly supplies leading France based paints manufacturers.

Worlée-Chemie, a German based family group, employs 250 persons in its plants in Lauenburg and Lübeck (in Northern Germany), producing a broad range of different binders and additives for the paint and lacquer industries on the latest equipment. The product range comprises water and solvent-based acrylic and alkyd resins, polyesters, polyester polyols, polyether polyols, epoxy esters and numerous additives for a variety of different applications.

By acquiring Oleon / Novance’s business, Worlée-Chemie steps into the French market with high quality products.