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TowerBrook Capital Partners Seeks Exit from PolymerLatex

2:19 PM MDT | July 26, 2010 | natasha alperowicz

Private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners (London) is seeking a buyer for PolymerLatex (Marl, Germany). TowerBrook has been the owner of PolymerLatex, Europe’s second-largest producer of latex behind BASF, for seven years, a longer-than-average period for a private equity firm to own a business before seeking an exit strategy. PolymerLatex, previously a joint venture between Bayer and the former Degussa, now Evonik Industries, reported sales of €387 million ($475.7 million) in 2009. It employs about 600. TowerBrook bought the company for €235 million...

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