Cognis Overview

  • Founded
  • 1999
  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged
  • Employees
  • 5,500
  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A
  • Financing Rounds
  • 2
  • Investments
  • 3

Cognis General Information


Supplier of specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients based on natural raw material based chemistry. The company provides various products such as adhesives, agrosolutions, care chemicals, coatings, emulsion polymerization, graphic arts, industrial coatings, ion-transfer technology, mining chemicals, polymer building blocks and synlubes technology. It operates through three business units namely, Care Chemicals, Nutrition and Health, and Functional Products.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Multi-line Chemicals
Primary Office
  • Postfach 13 01 64
  • Rheinpromenade 1
  • 40789 Monheim am Rhein
  • Germany
+49 02173 0000000
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Cognis Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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Cognis Executive Team (7)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Helmut Heymann Chief Administrative Officer
Norbert Weitkemper Director Strategic Business Development Nutrition & Health
Richard Ridinger Executive Vice President, Care Chemicals
Paul Allen Executive Vice President, Functional Products
Stephane Baseden Executive Vice President, Nutrition & Health
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Cognis Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Cognis Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Cognis Investments & Acquisitions (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
00000-000000 01-Apr-2009 000000000000000000 Specialty Chemicals
00000000 000000000 03-Mar-2008 00000 00000 00 Agricultural Chemicals 0000000 0000000000
Napro Pharma 05-Jun-2006 Buyout/LBO Food Products 00000000 0000000
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Cognis Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000000 000000000 03-Mar-2008 00000 00000 00 Completed
  • 000000
Napro Pharma 05-Jun-2006 Buyout/LBO Completed
  • 3 buyers
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