Sale of AMPERKAT business from H.C. Starck to Evonik

We advised H.C. Starck

HSCie Customer

H.C.Starck GmbH, Goslar, Germany
H.C. Starck GmbH is the world’s leading producer of specialty metals, advanced ceramics and electronic chemicals for a wide range of applications in high-growth markets such as electronics, chemicals, aerospace & defence, automotive, energy and medical equipment. H.C. Starck is known as one of the technology and innovation leaders in its industry.

The AMPERKAT® brand includes activated nickel sponge metal catalysts, also known as skeleton-metal catalysts, and customized carrier catalysts for use in the pharmaceutical and food industries as well as in the production of fine chemicals.

Companies involved

EVONIK INDUSTRIES, Essen, Germany – acquirer
Evonik is a modern industrial group based in Germany with operations throughout the world. Their Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate Business Areas are systematically building on their position at the forefront of their markets.


H.C. Starck sold the AMPERKAT® product line, because these catalysts no longer belong to the company’s core businesses. In its markets the AMPERKAT® brand is known for its high quality. In line with a license agreement, Evonik will continue to use this brand name for a limited period of time.


HSCie advised in the evaluation, due diligence, negotiation process and decisions on major terms and conditions.

Year: 2010
Transaction value: Not published
Industry: Basic Materials
Business field: Mergers & Acquisitions

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