AMSTERDAM — AkzoNobel has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Mauvilac Industries Limited, a leading paint and coatings company in Mauritius. The transaction includes a local production facility, four concept stores and access to a strong distribution network.

The business generated revenue of around €20 million in 2018 and is a leading decorative and specialty paints and coatings manufacturer headquartered in Les Pailles, Mauritius. Its portfolio consists of 85% decorative paints and 15% coatings, offering a wide range of professional and consumer products. Roland Maurel Sr. founded the company in 1964, and in July 2014 private equity fund Adenia acquired 95% of shares in the company.

Thierry Vanlancker, CEO of AkzoNobel, said, “We are happy to announce the acquisition of Mauvilac as it strengthens our footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa and supports our leading position in the African decorative paints market. Mauvilac is a leading company in Mauritius and the proud owner of the best-known paint brand on the island. We look forward to adding such a strong brand to our world-class portfolio and welcoming the employees from Mauvilac to the AkzoNobel family.” 

Ruud Joosten, COO of AkzoNobel, added, “Mauvilac is a true flagship brand in Mauritius, which has been developed for the last 50 years. The company is a leading player with a strong distribution network, well setup concept stores and a large network of retailers. Their strong focus on innovation and sustainable solutions fits seamlessly with the focus of AkzoNobel. We are very excited to integrate such a well-established company into AkzoNobel.”

The planned transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2020, subject to customary conditions.