INDIANAPOLIS – Vertellus announced it has acquired Polyscope Polymers B.V. (Polyscope), a global leader in specialty additives for coatings, electronics applications and engineering polymers. With the addition of Polyscope’s complementary product portfolio and advanced manufacturing capabilities, Vertellus expands its European production capabilities and extends its reach in high-growth end markets. Indianapolis-based Vertellus is owned by Pritzker Private Capital and management.
Polyscope develops and produces styrene maleic anhydride (SMA®) copolymers necessary for product applications across the electronic, automotive and specialty coatings and ink markets. With its innovative technology and engineering capabilities, Polyscope is positioned to capitalize on growth in these expanding markets. Polyscope operates a production facility strategically located in Geleen, the Netherlands, and serves as a key partner to more than 300 customers across over 35 countries.
John Van Hulle, CEO of Vertellus, said, “Polyscope adds a complementary portfolio of high-quality solutions, a track record of innovation and a world-class global platform in attractive end markets to Vertellus. Together we will serve our customers with a unique product offering and our shared value-driven approach. I am pleased to welcome the Polyscope team to Vertellus.”
Patrick Muezers, Polyscope CEO, said, “Vertellus is the ideal partner to support the company’s next phase of growth and innovation. We will be able to leverage Vertellus’ global resources, capabilities and strong market leadership to better serve our customers and bring our high-quality products to additional customers throughout our markets.”