Biolchim

Based in Bologna, Biolchim is a producer and distributor of specialty fertilizers, notably biostimulants, primarily sold to agriculture professionals. Chequers, together with NB Renaissance Partners and the management, acquired the company in a secondary LBO in September 2017.

Biolchim’s biostimulants, mostly made from raw materials of natural origin, stimulate biological processes of plants. They are used (i) to enhance nutrient uptakes, therefore reducing the volume of fertilizers needed and (ii) protect them from abiotic stresses such as draught, flood, heat, salt… Under the lead of the current management team, the company began a process of international expansion, both organically and through acquisitions, leveraging its strong know-how, brands and sales team. Today the group is active in more than 50 countries and operates production facilities in Italy, Brazil and Hungary.

Value creation

Chequers will support the Biolchim group and its management in their international expansion and innovation with a view to further strengthening the company’s leading position in the biostimulant market over the coming years.

Investment year
2017
Turnover at acquisition
€100-200m
Type of operation
MBO
Business sector
Industry
Country
Italy