HORN was established in 1961 and is a leading specialty chemicals distributor in the US with a focus on coatings, construction, plastics, personal care, human food and nutrition, animal nutrition, nutraceuticals and other specialties. With a head office in La Mirada, CA, HORN represents leading suppliers and is primarily focused on the west and southwest regions of the US. In 2017, HORN generated revenue of $276 million, a normalized EBITDA of USD 12 million and has approximately 200 employees.
Marcus Jordan, president of IMCD Americas, commented: “HORN is a leading specialty distributor in the US with an excellent reputation. There is a very good fit between HORN and our current US organization and we are convinced that we can jointly offer exciting opportunities to our staff, suppliers and customers. Our combined businesses are excellently positioned to achieve accelerated growth on a national US basis through our specialist market focused teams”.
“HORN and IMCD have similar strategies and cultures and we look forward to working together to expand our business in the US further,” Bob Ahn and Jeff Martin, board members of HORN, added.
The acquisition will be paid from available cash and existing facilities.