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Our business provides investment and advisory services to companies and owners.



We provide access for mid-market chemical companies to equity capital to support growth, recapitalizations and management buyouts. Our focus is on chemicals and specialty materials manufacturing and distribution companies in North America, South America and Europe.


We provide advisory services on strategic matters affecting chemical companies including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and major investments. We publish subscription newsletters covering the surfactant industry.

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Process Technology

Desmet Ballestra provides technology, plants and equipment for the seed crushing, oil refining, oleochemical, surfactant and detergent markets. We provide a marketing and sales presence for Desmet Ballestra in the detergent & surfactant markets in North America.

Neil A Burns LLC Hosts & Attends Surfactant Conferences  See What's Coming Up

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What: 8th Word Surfactants Conference
When: May 9 – 11, 2018 (inc. Innovation Seminar)
Where: New York

Join Neil A Burns LLC for the 8th ICIS World Surfactants Conference in New York to address current challenges in the industry and learn how to adapt your business going forward to stay ahead of competition. Also take advantage of our  in-depth Innovation Seminar on May 9th, the day before the main conference, to make this a three day surfactant event. As an added bonus, on the evening of May 10th, join us for the Surfactants Awards Reception, where we recognize the best and brightest in the industry.

Neil A Burns LLC Produced Surfactant Conferences

Neil A Burns LLC Surfactant Conferences and Training

Who attends these events? To the right are just some of the companies among the surfactant users, manufacturers and technology suppliers that come to get information you can't find anywhere else. See below some of the events coming up in the near future:

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  • Sasol
  • Henkel
  • L'oréal
  • Estée Lauder
  • Ecover
  • Method
  • Church & Dwight
  • Kao
  • Polyrheo
  • Unilever
  • P&G
  • Sun Products
  • Wilmar
  • BASF
  • Huntsman
  • Dow
  • Stepan
  • Exxon
  • Pilot
  • Nikko
  • Desmet Ballestra
  • Chemithon
  • Buss Chemtech
  • Solvay
  • Scientific Design
  • Croda
  • Jiahua Chemical
  • Evyap
  • KLK
  • Cedar Concepts
  • Air Liquide
  • Dow
  • Novozymes

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January 2018 – Surfactants Monthly Review

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January 2018 – Surfactants Monthly Review January was distinguished as the month in which the ACI (the real ACI) held their annual meeting in Orlando. If you’re here expecting some reporting, gossip, news, updates and anything else from that important industry meeting, sorry but we don’t do that here. 2 reasons: first it’s not cool- to be listening and talking to people and then running off and blurting it all out in a blog; second – my philosophy is, as regular readers know, “you gotta be there”. So if you want to know what happens at any event or industry gathering, just , you know, join and show up like around a thousand people did the week before last. What we have in this blog is all publicly available information, mainly from ICIS News and also from whatever I come across just googling around. The opinions of course are original but again based only on what I know is out there in the public domain. If it’s gossip you’re after, stick to Page Six where you will learn, among other things, that Victoria Beckham has, again, dashed any lingering hopes of an imminent Spice Girls reunion. Sad. 2018 is going…

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