Private M&A : Completion of sale of KFL to  Sun Chemical Corporation

Deal team: Dugald J. Carlean/Karri Vuori/James Greenwood

Kingfisher Colours Limited, based in Reading UK, is a privately-owned cosmetics colour manufacturer serving the global cosmetics and personal care industry. The business is over 30 years old and its cosmetic pigments portfolio includes FDA certified colorants, inorganic and surface treated pigments.

Charles Stanley Securities (Now Part of Panmure Gordon & Co Ltd) were mandated by the vendors of KFL to carry out a sales process for them and presented them with a shortlist of interested parties. Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have acquired Kingfisher Colours Limited for an undisclosed sum.