Surfachem finds the right chemistry

Surfachem, a UK distributor of speciality chemicals backed by 3i, has been acquired by 2M Holdings, a holding company targeting the chemicals sector.

Surfachem was founded in 1981 by Utrick Alexander and has become one of the remaining independent companies operating in its space, which is dominated by a small group of multinationals. 3i took a minority stake in 1996.