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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: 7th ICIS World Surfactant Conference
When: May 17 – 19, 2017 (inc. Innovation Seminar)
Where: New York

Join Neil A Burns LLC for the 7th 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 all new in-depth Innovation Seminar on May 17th, the day before the main conference, to make this a three day surfactant event. As an added bonus, on the evening of May, 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:

  • 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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Surfactants Monthly Report – May 2017

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Surfactants Monthly Short-Review – March and April, 2017 Of Winston Churchill, Oprah Winfrey and Mel Gibson.. First the commercials: All the news this week is courtesy of ICIS. Consider subscribing to their dashboard to get the rest of the stories that are mentioned here. And, of course, if you like what you read here, please consider our conferences which are coming up in Amsterdam, Mumbai and Singapore. You will meet many new companies and learn a lot. Last month in New York, we had our biggest and best conference yet. Scroll down for some pictures and video. End of commercials As reported by ICIS, our good friends and conference sponsor Sasol’s base and performance chemicals sales volumes rose year on year for the nine months ended 31 March, by 6% and 2%, respectively.. 

Higher performance chemicals volumes were unable to offset lower selling prices over the period, causing a fall in revenue at that division.
Within Sasol’s base chemical divisions, polymers sales volumes rose by 11% during the nine-month period, which corresponded to a total of 1.05m tonnes sold, while volumes of solvents stood at 728,000 tonnes, up 7%. Sasol disclosed revenue figures for its other chemical arm, Performance Chemicals, with the July 2016-March 2017 figures down by…

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