Diversey and Zenith Hygiene Group announced the completion of the bond by Bain Capital Private Equity which will combine the two companies, creating the UK and Ireland’s largest manufacturer and supplier of cleaning and hygiene products. The combined group will create a £170m market leader with approximately 1,000 employees nationally, poised for growth across the UK & Ireland.
The CEO and founder of Zenith Hygiene Group, Ringo Francis, will lead the linked group in the UK & Ireland reporting to Gaetano Redaelli, president of Europe for Diversey. Ringo, together with the Diversey leadership team led by Ilham Kadri and Bain Capital, will conduct a detailed review of the combined group. The review will focus on strengthening market position, delivering a comprehensive product and service offering for customers and identifying new opportunities outside of the UK market which can benefit from the combined group’s expertise.
Dr. Ilham Kadri says: “We are committed to becoming a customer-centric global leader in the cleaning & hygiene industry. Zenith Hygiene’s customer focus will enhance our vision in the UK & Ireland. Together we are stronger and I’m excited for how we unite to exceed our customers’ expectations.”