At Neil A Burns LLC our focus is on specialty chemicals, in particular the surfactant value chain, stretching from the palm plantation and oilfield through to the supermarket shelf. We partner with investors of private equity capital in seeking opportunities in the middle market. Our consulting practice includes single-client work and regular publications on the business of surfactants.

Our relationship with Desmet Ballestra sPa of Italy brings the leading surfactant and detergent manufacturing technology to North America.

Via a joint venture with Reed Business Information, we co-produce a global series of conferences and training courses on the subject of surfactants.

About Neil A Burns LLC

Neil Burns formed Neil A Burns LLC in 2005, following a career spent mainly in the specialty chemicals business in Europe and North America. Two large engagements involved the setting up of two North American businesses for Oxiteno, a Brazilian surfactants and solvents company and VVF, an Indian oleochemical and consumer goods company. Today, the consulting business of the company is centered around private client work.

In 2009, the company was involved in the carve-out of the Clariant Life Sciences business into a stand-alone company called SiVance, LLC, financed by GenNx 360 Capital Partners. Also in 2009, the company partnered with Desmet Ballestra sPa of Italy to promote leading surfactant production technology in North America.

Since 2011 Reed Business Information Ltd. of the UK and Neil A Burns LLC have partnered in a joint venture for the production of surfactant themed events. There is now a regular calendar of three conferences per year in North America, Europe and Asia. Each conference is typically preceded by a one day surfactant business training course.

Neil participates in select in-house training and conference engagements for corporate and trade groups.

Neil Burns Plenary Speaker PIPOC Malaysia 2015

Neil Burns Plenary Speaker PIPOC Malaysia 2015

In 2015, the company  launched a quarterly newsletter with a focus on the business of the surfactant value chain.