United Initiators

United Initiators is a global manufacturer of peroxides, persulfates and other specialty initiators. Well established in its market, United Initiators’ products are used in industrial applications, including synthetics manufacturing and processing as well as in chemical synthesis.

Founded in 1911, United Initiators’ products comprise organic peroxides, persulfates, hydrogen peroxide and speciality chemicals, which have a wide range of applications including the production of acrylics and latex polymers, paint, plastics, bleaching agents, denture cleaners, teeth whiteners and disinfectants.

As a global manufacturer and distributor with eleven sites across Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region, the business has increased proximity to its worldwide customer base, ensuring reliable and cost-effective supply of its high-quality products.

United Initiators has a reputation with its customers for strong technological know-how and reliable high quality products, supported by 900 full-time employees across its locations. Furthermore, the business has demonstrated an excellent environmental and security track record.

Investment Date

Sep 2016



Business Description

Specialty Chemicals

Revenue at ACQ.


Employees at ACQ.


Investment Type

Secondary MBO

We are really looking forward to the partnership with Equistone, a capital-strong, experienced and successful mid-market investor. Together we can build on the strong foundations we have in place, achieve further expansion in our core Western and Asian markets, as well as extend our product and application range.


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